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It’s a well known (and weird) fact that kids love to stick random things up their nostrils.
Many a parent has turned up to the emergency department with a kid in tow who thought that their nose or even ear was a perfect storage container for LEGO, coins, peas and whatever other small fiddly items they can get their hands on.
Now, a simple trick has been revealed in a video shared by a mother of two that might just save you earning Frequent Flyer points on your Medicare card and it’s going viral.
Mum-of-two, Nikki Jurcutz, from Tiny Hearts Education, took to Instagram to share how to perform the ‘mother’s kiss’ manoeuvre after her toddler son, Wolfie stuck a pea up his nose.
“Introducing the mother’s kiss,” Nikki shared.
“Wolfie stuck a pea up his nose last night and it was right up there. I panicked for two seconds and then I remembered this technique whereby mum or any trusted adult gives a ‘big kiss’ to expel the foreign body.”
WATCH the video below …
Nikki went on to explain that to perform the ‘Mother’s Kiss’, you must first place your mouth over your child’s open mouth to form a “firm seal” before blocking the unaffected nostril with your finger.
“Blow until you feel resistance, and give a sharp and short puff of air into the child’s mouth,” the first aid expert explained.
“The foreign object should literally pop out. It worked first go for us and you can see how genuinely excited I was!”
Nikki Jurcutz, from Tiny Hearts Education, took to Instagram to share how to perform the ‘mother’s kiss’ manoeuvre after her toddler son, Wolfie stuck a pea up his nose.
Nikki went on to urge parents to “tell everyone you know” after the manoeuvre saved her family “a trip to ED“.
According to Nikki, the ‘mother’s kiss’ technique is effective “approximately 60 per cent of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body”.
“Even when it’s not successful, the mother’s kiss technique may improve the visibility of the foreign body, making removal by another technique easier.”
According to Tiny Hearts these simple steps may save you a trip to the ED.