28 Jul 2010 1 Comment
For the past couple months since the Small Fry started going to day care, he’s always been having runny nose so we had been using the bulb nasal aspirator which was extremely upsetting to him, not to mention very ineffective. He fights me when I try to use it so Michael and I had to double-team to keep him still. However, we’re still unsucessful 95% of the time.
I was desperate to find a way to help him breathe better and bought different kinds of the bulb nasal aspirators to no avail. Then I suddenly remembered reading about the Nosefrida on a baby message board sometime ago but had no idea what it was. After a quick Google search, I found out that it was highly recommended by some pediatricians because unlike bulb syringes that irritate the delicate lining of the nasal passage inflaming them even further, the Nosefrida doesn’t go in the nose.
If you just look at the photo above showing you how to use it, you’d think that it’s gross, because the way it works is that you would be sucking the snot out of your child’s nose with your mouth. Yes, literally sucking it out like a straw! But having a baby who can’t breathe, who whine and cries at night because his nose is so stuffy, gross is the least of my worries. Besides, the snot won’t go in your mouth so it’s not really gross.
The Small Fry hates the Nosefrida as much as he hates the regular bulb aspirator and still does not cooperate when I try to clear his nose but the Nosefrida works! I don’t know about other babies but there’s no way my baby would happily lay still while I suck the snot out of his nose like the picture above! As gross as it may sound but you could literally see all the mucus (lots of it!) coming out of his nose into the tube. It really works a hundred times better than the regular bulb aspirator – I promise! :)
Where to buy: I bought mine at Amazon for $14.41 plus free shipping!