When life hands you a lemon-colored bead, stick it up your nose.

Life February 12, 2013

File this under things I never thought I would need to know.

A certain someone stuck a certain yellow bead up a certain left nostril yesterday. While I waited for the triage nurse to call me back, I turned to Google for some help. Thankfully Danielle’s post came up right away, and I ended up educating the triage nurse on how to get a bead out of a tiny nose. The sucker shot out on the second try and we ended up giggling on the floor (after which I mustered up a stern warning to NEVER EVER EVER stick anything into her nose again). Thank you Danielle for your timely help!

In case you ever need it, here’s the tutorial. You can trust me, it works.

How to remove a bead from your child's nose via InspiredRD.com

You might not need it for your perfect life and perfect kids, but you know, just in case.

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  • Kandice February 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

    NO WAY! Classic. Oh that sweet “I am going to stick this up my nose and see what happens” little gal!

  • Danielle February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m so glad it worked, and that the giggles happened, too.

  • Krista February 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    What is it with kids and their fascination with sticking odd objects up their noses? I had the same exact yellow bead in my ear many years ago, and had to have it surgically removed. To this day I am not sure how it got in there, and my parents really never believed me!

  • Kat April 30, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Well this post has just saved me from a potentially horrible trip to the emergency room with my little son. Thanks to you, his nose is now bead free and you have saved my sanity. Thank you.

    • inspiredrd April 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Oh my goodness, I’m so glad!

  • 2ft1st October 14, 2014 at 1:15 am

    About what age would you say children stop struggling with beads in their noses? I realize during teen years the attraction for nasal beads reoccurs, but for different reasons.

    As a sculptor and beading artist I made my daughter a thing. What I didn’t realize was that this might happen.

    I’ll never forget the words, “I wanted to know if lemon beads smelled like lemon.”
    *Except replace the word lemon with soapstone-giraffe, in my case