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July 15, 2024

Nose Blowing 101

The game “Blow the Hankie” makes a fun way to teach nose blowing to tots.

Get a tissue. Have your child take a deep breath and clamp her teeth together. Gently hold your index finger up and down across her lips as though you are telling her to shush. Hold the tissue about an inch from her face and see if your child can move it by blowing the air from her nose. If they do, they WIN!

Tips for making it stick:

• show enthusiasm with clapping and cheering

• be animated, supportive and patient

• practice, practice, practice and make it playful each time

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.