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How to blast booger picking

Expert tips to get your kids to stop digging for gold!

Moms and dads with allergies to pollen, grass and trees know all to well the suffering their kids are experiencing when warm spring temperatures cause an allergy triggering explosion of nature. 

With this nasal activity also come little fingers. Now, it seems that every time you turn around in the car, your little one has their finger so far up their nose you are afraid it might get stuck. No matter how many times you tell them no they just continue and continue to dig for gold. 

You must stop this booger picking madness! There is no way that you are going to get more stares next time you are sitting in a restaurant and your little one decided to BYOB. The makers of Boogie Wipes offer these tips to stop this booger picking madness! 

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Hold a booger picking intervention
Gather all the members of your family and calmly explain to your little one that booger picking is not an appetizing thing to witness. Explain to them that although many kids do it, it is not a good habit to have.

Break the cycle
Chances are if your little one is digging for gold than they are developing a bad habit. Break the cycle! Begin a new habit by waking up and adding nose blowing to their morning hygiene schedule. A fun way to get them excited is by buying fun products. Boogie Wipes are great wipes to use on little ones; they have fun smells like grape and are super gentle saline wipes.

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Keep their hands busy
Breaking a habit takes time and distractions. If your child picks their nose while riding in the car, begin by introducing new tasks they can do to distract them from digging for gold. Hand your child a tissue every time you see her put her finger in her nose. Chances are she'll get so frustrated with having to wipe her nose every time you catch her picking she'll turn to the tissues more often instead.


Check that thing out
Take a look at their nose, if it is red and itchy no wonder they run for the hills at the site of a tissue. Invest in some nasal TLC products that will get their little honker up and running. Run a humidifier in your home or in your child’s bedroom. If your child’s nose itches, he might be picking it at to relieve the itching. A humidifier increases the moisture in the air, which can help with the dryness in his nose.

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If all else fails ...
Take charge and keep your kid’s nose clean. Use a suction bulb, tissue or cotton swab to remove boogers and crust. When nothing's in your their nose to pick out hopefully your kid will get the hint and move on. Plus they will hate being treated like an infant and will begin to take on cleaning their own noses.