When mucus in the nasal passageway is hard to suck out try placing a humidifier in your baby’s room. The steam from the humidifier can help loosen the hard mucous. Closing the door can help trap the moisture in the room making the steam more effective. You can also start a hot shower and stand in the bathroom holding the baby. NOTE: When using a humidifier aim the steam above the baby. Do not position the the humidifier so the steam is directly on the baby.