I was first introduced to Sterimar last winter by Madhouse Family Reviews. Stérimar is a pure, gentle and natural sea water nasal spray suitable for all the family, even babies which can help with blocked noses and allergies.
I did in fact buy some for the winter and found it invaluable for helping the family get through winter colds. Fast forward to summer (if you can call it that), and we have been a family full of sneezes and snuffles and it just didn’t occur to me to reach for the Sterimar.
Out of the blue, I was contacted by them and asked if I wanted to review some……..of course, came my reply.
I have been sent Sterimar Kids, Sterimar Congestion Relief and Sterimar Nasal Hygiene.
If you have seen my tweets, you will know that Eliza has been unwell this week – full of cold with a streaming nose. I am still breastfeeding and I have found that she has increased feeds this week, although I am unsure whether it’s comfort or because she is off her food.
Anyone feeding a baby, be it by bottle or breast will know that it is really tough when they have a blocked stuffy noses and Eliza was really struggling. A quick spray of Sterimar in each nostril really does do the trick, and she was able to feed without having to break for breath every few seconds. I will admit though, she doesn’t really like having it sprayed up her nose and it can be a challenge!
The nozzle of the Sterimar Baby is a lot smaller than that of the other products and is nice and easy to spray one handed.
Sterimar Congestion Relief is a completely natural solution created for people suffering from severe ENT disorders and congestion – it has a higher salt concentration than Sterimar Nasal Hygiene to naturally relieve congestion and is recommended for use for those over the age of 3.
Sterimar Nasal Hygiene has the same salt content as cells in the human body to make it extremely gentle on the nose. This version is perfect to keep in the cupboard as can be used from babies aged 3 months and up.
The benefits of a nasal spray is that it removes allergens, dust and any other airborne contaminants and therefore relieves the symptoms of hay fever, allergies, cold or rhinitis.
It does feel very bizarre when spraying it up your nose. The instructions tell you to insert briefly into your nostril without tilting your head back or sniffing and spray and to gently blow your nose afterwards. Although the sensation is a strange one, my nose definitely felt clearer afterwards!
Sterimar is available from Lloyds Pharmacies, Boots, Superdrug and most supermarket pharmacies. I had to order it through my local one, but it arrived very quickly.
If you have allergies or a snuffly baby, then try it – it really does work!!