How do you tell if your nose is broken?

United States
August 23, 2007 5:33am CST
My little boy fell and hit his nose. It bled for few minutes. Not pouring or anything, just bleeding. I dont think his nose is broken, but I'm not sure. Is there any way to really tell? I called my hubby at work and he said that if it was broken that it would be pouring blood and that my little boy would still be crying. My hubby's daddy used to b a cop and his mom an emt, so I know that he knows what he's talking about. I just want some outside advice.