As long time readers of Beyond the Car Seat know well, The Mommy is a huge fan of saline when anyone in the house even thinks about sneezing. Nasal spray is her first line of defense against any cold. In the quest to keeps things as natural as possible, we turned to Xlear Nasal Spray. The spray has the simple ingredients of purified water, xylitol, saline, grapefruit seed extract. And then you ask what is Xylitol? Xylitol is a natural sweetener even found in our bodies from sources including fruits, berries and lettuce. In fact, if you want to move from your nose to your teeth there is research to suggest it helps prevent tooth decay. But back to the nose. Xclear uses Xylitol in the nasal spray to help… “draw moisture and keeps the nasal passages and sinuses more moist and clean than saline alone.” Another feature is the lack of antihistamines or decongestants. Now if I could only get LTD to keep his finger out of his nose long enough to use the spray we may be able to prevent some colds.