Why I love my neti pot

Believe it or not, this is one piece alternative information given to us by none other than Nathan’s pediatrician herself. A few months ago I was complaining that Nathan seemed to always have mucus in his nostril, and that none of the nasal aspirators could get it out. I asked for a suction machine but she doesn’t like using them because she says it irritates the nassal passages. Instead, she recommended a Neti Pot.

Since that day, I have fallen in LOVE with my neti pot. I use it at least twice a day, every day. On Nathan I use it every few days (he doesn’t really like it, so I only use it when it’s necessary).

Before I tell you more about it, you can read about the Neti pot on Oprah’s site:

Dr. Oz talks about the Neti Pot

Here is a great picture:

There are tons of articles on the internet about why a neti pot is effective and how to use it, so I won’t talk about it too much here. What I CAN say is that using the neti pot has helped me to breathe better, I don’t get sick as much, when I start getting sick I use the neti pot a lot and it seems to get rid of viruses and bacteria that are in the nasal passages, I sleep better as my mouth doesn’t get so dry because I breathe better through my nose, and in general, I think this is contributing to my overall health (and Nathan’s too, of course).

For children, I think the typical neti pot might be too hard to use, so I recommend this one:

NeilMed Sinus Rinse

Like I said, Nathan doesn’t really like it, but it helps tremendously! It’s the only thing that can really clear all the gunk out of his nose, even the stuff all the way in the back that no qtip or nasal aspirator can reach.

I hope you fall in love with the neti pot as much as I have!

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