- Plug the opposite nostril, close mouth, and blow out the nostril that has the foreign object in it
- Induce a sneeze to more forcefully blow it out (with pepper or some other method that works)
- Delicately grab the object with tweezers (but don't make things worse by shoving it in further)
Recently, our two year-old stuck a Lego man's arm into his nose. We tried all the regular methods as best we could (with a squirmy, crying child), with no luck. I decided to try something new and perhaps save a lot of trauma, time, and money. I got out the shop vacuum, and with a quick nozzle modification, we sucked that Lego man's arm out of my kid's nose lickety-split!
Now, be sure to read ALL the steps before you condemn me as a terrible, irresponsible parent.... and if you ever try something like this... blah, blah, blah, use common sense, blah, blah, blah.