I’m excited to let all you moms with little ones who can’t blow their noses know that I’ve found the perfect product to help your kiddos breath when they have runny noses. Thanks to a dear friend who introduced us to NoseFrida, also known as the “Snotsucker.” In our family, we prefer the term snotsucker. What is a NoseFrida anyway? It just doesn’t ring with our goofy bunch. The Snotsucker! Now, that’s a name that sticks!
So, what exactly is it? It’s an expensive and simple little device ($16.99 at our local Whole Foods Store) that helps you suck (not beat) the snot out of your kid. You simply put the tip of the tube at your child’s nostril, and you use your mouth to suck the snot out. Yes, it truly sounds gross and it is gross. BUT! It works wonders and my child doesn’t cry when I aspirate her. No, your child’s snot won’t end up in your mouth. There’s a little foam filter that prevents you from inhaling your child’s snot.
When we had our first baby, the hospital sent us home with a bulb syringe. Being new parents we had no idea what a bulb syringe does except to squirt water for fun. When our child got his first cold and had constant runny nose, we discovered the wonders of the bulb syringe. Soon enough we discovered a downside. Whenever we bust out the bulb syringe, the baby cried like there’s no tomorrow. The more he cried, the more worked up he got, and the more snot he got. That was a bad cycle. Well, with the Snotsucker our child doesn’t freak out anymore. I can just suck the snot out while she stands. I no longer have to manhandle the child to get her to cooperate. Whooo hooo. . . Yes, the Snotsucker! We love it.
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