Terrified of using a neti pot? You shouldn’t be! Even my 5 year old uses it!
My 1st neti pot experience: OK, so I admit, I was absolutely terrified to use a netipot. I requested a free one online several years ago, and was mesmerized by hours of youtube videos watching people actually use this little piece of plastic, and I still couldn’t get up the guts to use one. After the free one sat unopened in my closet for almost 2 years, the day came…..I was SO congested and sick I couldn’t breathe….and it was bedtime. There’s nothing worse than going to sleep and absolutely not being able to breathe out of your nose. I was DESPERATE. I frantically searched in the back of my bathroom closet for that little netipot and gave in. And you know what? A few moments later I COULD BREATHE! Not even kidding! All of that hype about being weirded out and it wasn’t that bad. Not to mention that it was totally worth actually being able to comfortably sleep at night!
Since my 1st neti pot experience I have become a frequent neti pot user. Mostly just when I get a stuffy nose or am congested. And although my husband hasn’t made the leap yet, both of my kids are also neti pot users! Yep – my 5 year old and 3 year old are brave enough to do what many of you are not! In fact – check it out! My 5 year old was so proud of his neti pot “trick” that he let me take his picture!
TA-DA! Most of you know what a neti pot is, or you should after you’ve seen this picture! It’s basically a little plastic pot that you put a special neti cleansing solution in along with warm water, pour it up one side of your nose and it flushes the junk out the other side of your nose. I absolutely LOVED the Xlear Sinus Care Neti – their special xylitol formula felt so smooth. Maybe a weird adjective for what you’re doing but it was so much gentler than my normal neti pot stuff. It’s all natural and drug free so it’s safe for kids as well as pregnant mommas. And using a neti pot isn’t just for stuffy noses, it’s great for people with allergies to use routinely, anyone around smoke, and those who live near high pollutant areas!
TIPS to USING a Xlear Netipot:
1. Pour slightly warm water into netipot. You do NOT want it too hot or cold – it’s going in your nose remember?
2. Add sinus care packets included in kit.
3. Tilt chin down towards chest.
4. Lean over sink! (very important!!)
5. Tilt head sideways.
6. Place netipot in one nostril and tilt up!
*Hint- Keep your head tilted down at all cost otherwise it will drain into your mouth – and that’s just gross!
AND just because I’m in a daring mood and wanted to show you how UN-scary it is to use a netipot…..
OK – you can stop gawking now. Seriously. Do you know how talented I have to be to use a netipot AND take a picture! :) Seriously though – Xlear is offering their Xlear Netipot with Sinus Care kits to one of my readers. Enter. Keep it in your closet if you’re too afraid to use it. But it will always be there when you’re most desperate! If you’re already a netipot user I recommend trying out Xlear’s kit – it is much more gentle than any other netipot set I’ve used. You can find just the refill packs of the NetiXlear here. I have made my life much happier by using a netipot since I can’t stand having a stuffy nose. It really has helped me to combat oncoming colds and even sinus infections since I am prone to those. Anything that needs less antibiotics is a big plus in my book!
Disclosure: As part of the Xlear Ambassador Program I received the above product to use in order to form my own opinion. All opinions are my own.