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Q: How do you teach a child to blow his nose?
This has worked for me a few times-
- Teach them to pant in-and-out though the mouth.
- Then teach them how to sniff in and out through the nose.
- Once they can get the air moving in and out through the nose, teach them to push breathe more deeply with each sniff in and out.
- Gradually put more emphasis on the outgoing air.
- Gradually make the outward sniff a blow through the nose.