We learned that the ‘mother’s kiss’ home remedy is just as effective at dislodging foreign objects from a child’s nose as a trip to the ER.
In the ‘mother’s kiss’, an adult, who doesn’t really have to be the mother, places her mouth over the child’s mouth creating a seal. Then the mother blocks the clear nostril with her finger and blows into the child’s mouth. The gust of air created by the ‘mother’s kiss’ will often dislodge the foreign object.
The technique was successful in 91 out of the 152 incidents measured in a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.