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Rochelle Humes criticised for technique used to clear her baby's blocked nose

Rochelle Humes has hit back at critics of her unusual parenting technique [Photo: Instagram/rochellehumes]
Rochelle Humes has hit back at critics of her unusual parenting technique [Photo: Instagram/rochellehumes]

Rochelle Humes has hit back at fans who criticised her unusual parenting technique for relieving her baby’s blocked nose.

The mum-of-two explained that she had no other option than to “suck out the snot” when her daughter became seriously bunged up in the early hours of the morning.

After turning to the Internet for a solution, she decided it was the best and safest thing to do, the Mirror Online reports.

But even though it worked she told how she had received a backlash after sharing the “unpleasant” experience with other parents on Instagram.

4.50am – a teething Valentina screams so loud until she wakes an energetic Alaia. Tea party in my bed and Baby TV? #mumlife

A post shared by R O C H E L L E H U M E S (@rochellehumes) on Nov 28, 2017 at 11:11pm PST

Speaking at the BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover, she said: “She had a really bad cold, and I had just been through a really, really interesting evening.”

“It was about 2 or 3am and she was so bunged up, and I Googled, as we all frantically do, what can I do? I wasn’t around anything that was useful.

“So I actually sucked the snot out myself. And it wasn’t pleasant. I shared it with a load of mums and they said, ‘Yep, done that before’.

“Now I know that I can go to the pharmacy and buy one of those things that help you, but at 3am it wasn’t available.

“I received a bit of backlash for it, but I needed to do it. What am I going to do?”

Hard to get out of bed on a Sunday when these little munchkins are in it….

A post shared by R O C H E L L E H U M E S (@rochellehumes) on Aug 12, 2017 at 11:46pm PDT

Rochelle isn’t the only mum who has divided the Internet with their snot clearing technique.

Earlier this week, we reported on the mum who used a syringe of salt water to clear the snot from her daughter’s nose.

While some thought the unusual hack of squirting the solution up one nostril was genius, some questioned whether the method was safe.

Whatever you think of either technique when your little ones are suffering, mums have got to do what they’ve got to do.

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