Why you need to learn the ‘mother’s kiss’: How mum’s quick-thinking move prevented a hospital visit

The simple trick every parent needs to know has been revealed in a video shared by a mother showing what she did after her toddler son stuck a pea up his nose.

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts Education, posted the clip on Instagram, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the ‘mother’s kiss’.

‘Introducing the mother’s kiss,’ Nikki posted alongside the video. 

The simple trick every parent needs to know has been revealed in a video shared by a mother showing what she did after her toddler son stuck a pea up his nose (pictured)

The simple trick every parent needs to know has been revealed in a video shared by a mother showing what she did after her toddler son stuck a pea up his nose (pictured)

The simple trick every parent needs to know has been revealed in a video shared by a mother showing what she did after her toddler son stuck a pea up his nose (pictured)

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts, posted the clip, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the 'mother's kiss' (pictured)

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts, posted the clip, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the 'mother's kiss' (pictured)

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts, posted the clip, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the 'mother's kiss' (pictured)

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts, posted the clip, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the 'mother's kiss' (pictured)

Nikki Jurcutz, who works as the CEO of the parenting organisation Tiny Hearts, posted the clip, where she showed how every mum needs to know about the ‘mother’s kiss’ (pictured)

‘Wolfie stuck a pea up his nose last night and it was right up there.

‘I panicked for two seconds and then I remembered this technique whereby mum or any trusted adult gives a “big kiss” to expel the foreign body.’

To try the ‘mother’s kiss’ for yourself, Tiny Hearts recommends that you first place your mouth over your child’s open mouth to form a ‘firm seal’.

How to perform the ‘mother’s kiss’ 

Tiny Hearts revealed how to perform the 'mother's kiss' on Instagram

Tiny Hearts revealed how to perform the 'mother's kiss' on Instagram

Tiny Hearts revealed how to perform the ‘mother’s kiss’ on Instagram

1. Place your mouth over your child’s open mouth forming a firm seal.

2. Block the unaffected nostril with your finger.

3. Blow until you feel resistance.

4. Give a sharp and short puff of air into your child’s mouth.

5. The foreign object should literally pop out. Retrieve it from here.

Source: Tiny Hearts Education 

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Tiny Hearts recommend you block the unaffected nostril with your finger, lock your lips around the toddler's mouth to form a firm seal and blow until you feel resistance (pictured)

Tiny Hearts recommend you block the unaffected nostril with your finger, lock your lips around the toddler's mouth to form a firm seal and blow until you feel resistance (pictured)

Tiny Hearts recommend you block the unaffected nostril with your finger, lock your lips around the toddler's mouth to form a firm seal and blow until you feel resistance (pictured)

Tiny Hearts recommend you block the unaffected nostril with your finger, lock your lips around the toddler's mouth to form a firm seal and blow until you feel resistance (pictured)

Tiny Hearts recommend you block the unaffected nostril with your finger, lock your lips around the toddler’s mouth to form a firm seal and blow until you feel resistance (pictured)

Then, block the unaffected nostril with your finger.

‘Blow until you feel resistance, and give a sharp and short puff of air into the child’s mouth,’ Nikki said.

‘The foreign object should literally pop out. It worked first go for us and you can see how genuinely excited I was!’

She added: ‘Tell everyone you know. This prevented a trip to ED for us last night.’ 

According to Tiny Hearts, the 'mother's kiss' technique is effective 'approximately 60 per cent of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body' (pictured)

According to Tiny Hearts, the 'mother's kiss' technique is effective 'approximately 60 per cent of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body' (pictured)

According to Tiny Hearts, the ‘mother’s kiss’ technique is effective ‘approximately 60 per cent of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body’ (pictured)

According to Tiny Hearts, the ‘mother’s kiss’ technique is effective ‘approximately 60 per cent of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body’.

‘Even when it’s not successful, the mother’s kiss technique may improve the visibility of the foreign body, making removal by another technique easier,’ they said. 

Nasal foreign bodies most commonly occur in children between ages 2 and 5, and the kiss has NHMRC Level 1 evidence of efficacy and no serious adverse effects have been reported.

More than 6,000 people who saw the clip shared on Instagram said they had never heard of the mother’s kiss, and will definitely try it the next time their toddler puts something up his or her nose.

‘This is amazing and I’ll definitely save it for future reference,’ one commenter wrote.

‘I pray that I don’t ever have to do this, but thank you for sharing,’ another added. 

A third wrote: ‘Your account is the best. I’m learning so much, and I’m entertained at the same time’.

For more information or to follow Tiny Hearts, please visit the Instagram page here

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