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My dd is suffering from what i think are allergies, and she is constantly sniffling her nose. It sounds so loose, but every time we try to blow, she sucks IN!!<br><br>
I'm sure there are some great ideas out there for teaching this skill. . .<br><br>
thanks!
 

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I can't remember at what age my ds (now 4) learned this skill, but it helped to tell him to "blow out a candle with his nose." Not the nicest mental image, but perhaps it will help! Hope she's feeling better soon.
 

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We just did this! Okay... started with "blow!" and she knew how from birthday candles... so use that image. Heck use candles if it will help. Once she had "blow" down I would say blow and then after she did once I said "Okay, now blow again but close your mouth. " I have to remind her to close her mouth sometimes, but sometimes the presence of the tissue (and the discussion about needing to blow her nose) is cue enough. Good luck!
 

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Something a little safer and easier than candles is to hold a tissue up and let her blow on it with her mouth and watch it wave like a flag, and then teach her how to close her mouth and do the same thing by blowing through her nose. Once she can do this well, it's not much of a stretch to blowing INTO the tissue!<br><br>
I also taught my dd to blow one side at a time by holding the opposite nostril shut.
 
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