With colder temperatures settling in, runny noses and nasal congestion are about to become the norm at our house. For my first “favorite product” I want to tell you about the most amazing nasal suction device that I have found! Or should I say, my husband found. He brought this little gem home when my oldest was about 4 months old, and I looked at him like he must be crazy. It is called NoseFrida the Snotsucker…no really, that’s the name.
Rather than those bulb suctions that you get from the hospital or that come in the baby “first aid kit” that have to go WAY up the nose, the NoseFrida sits just at the opening to the nose and creates a “vacuum” if you will. Now here is the part where everyone gets a bit squeamish and gives me the look like “you must be kidding me”…you then use the mouthpiece to suck the snot out! Yes, I know what your first thought is…I love my child, but I do not want to purposely get their snot into my mouth. I will assure you, if used properly, there is no way that the snot will reach anywhere close to your mouth. However, you will be smiling from ear to ear when you see just how much mucus you can obtain from one child’s nose, and although probably screaming during the process, your child will thank you as well! And by the way, this is a great time to remind you to always use saline before trying to suction a nose!
This amazing product can be found at many local stores including Target and Babies-R-Us as well as on Amazon and through The NoseFrida website.