One mom's trick for clearing out her baby's nose has clocked up a staggering 19 million views on Facebook in two weeks. And it just might change the way you've been dealing with your child's, umm, inner nose region.
The video was shared by a page called Amazing earlier this month with no identifying information. So we don't know who this mom is, but we do know that her very cute baby has a very stuffed up nose.
Luckily this mom has a solution—a saline solution, which she squirts into one of her baby's nostrils with a dropper. What happens next WILL make you feel between mildly and extremely queasy, depending on how much experience you have cleaning out baby's noses.
As a person with zero experience, this was pretty hard to watch.
ICYMI: after the mom administered the saline and then counted to three, a waterfall of mucus cascaded from the baby's other nostril. The champion child then miraculously sits still as her mom squirts four more syringe-loads in to her nose. FOUR.
Throughout the process, not only does the baby tolerate her mom shooting liquid into her nose, she actually seems to enjoy it. And she's clearly much happier after her nasal passages have been dramatically emptied. And who isn't?!
The post went massively viral, with NINETEEN MILLION VIEWS as I mentioned before. And, because this is the internet, the post has created some controversy.
Some parents are enthusiastically endorsing this trick for infant—or adult!—snot removal.
Many are just impressed at how well-behaved this child is throughout the 2-minute video.
But others are strongly opposed to the mom's unorthodox method. One commenter claiming to children's nurse even warned that it could be dangerous.
That sounds convincing. Buuuuuut this person claiming to be a respiratory therapist, whatever that is, shares the opposite opinion:
And so does this professional RT (retweet) who has "multiple degrees in medicine."
But hey, no worries. If saline solution seems to risky for you, here's another fun trick you can try:
BRB getting my tubes tied.