What is the best way to retract an object stuck in your kid’s nose? The playful nature of kids and wanting to try anything within their reach puts scare on most parents thus the need to understand Mother’s Kiss.

So what is a Mother’s Kiss anyway? A new research has identified that you do not need to call an expert when your kid accidentally placed an object such as a bid, seed or bean inside his or her nose. Kids are always experimenting and though parents could try to keep an eye on them, it is not always that they will be ready to respond to those challenges.

The Mother’s Kiss is not very new; it has been used for many years to relieve blocked noses from kids by mothers. Some people say that mother’s used to suckle on their kids’ blocked nose from cold or other related conditions. The practice was more linked to infants and is still used up to this date. The question of using the kiss technique is rather to showcase the challenges associated with other invasive techniques that could be frightening such as in cases where you have to use tools and techniques in emergency rooms.

Process to follow on the new Mother’s Kiss

The Mother’s Kiss takes various steps these days and individuals to take up the challenge and restore normalcy on blocked nose of a kid. The first thing is that the parent or caretaker can place their mouth over their children’s mouth while at the same time holding the unaffected nostril with one finger, the next step is to blow into the mouth of the child and hope that the breath forces the object out.

According to the research study which analyzed results from eight reports that recorded a list of caregivers using the mother’s kiss on children aged between 1-8 years and according to the published findings, it was reported that not only was the success 60% positive, it also posed no immediate risk factors.

Is the procedure safe and recommended?

Nina Shapiro, who is the MD at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Los Angeles, suggested that the procedure is substantially useful since its fairly common for young children to experiment on things by placing thieving on their noses, ears as well as mouths and thus confirming on the effectiveness, she said that the procedure actually works and its primary importance is that it doesn’t lead to adverse outcomes such as bleeding or having to push the object further inside the nostrils. This was further emphasized on the procedure doesn’t make matters worse by pushing the object further into the nostril.

Robert Glatter an MD at the Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC where he works as an emergency medicine doctor also remains reluctant and cautious on when and where the mother’s kiss can be applicable.