Okay so just hear me out. If you are thinking you’d rather do just about anything else than suck the snot from your newborn’s nose let me start by saying, I get you. Before becoming a mom I swore I would never fall so far. Cue cold and flu season…
After a few sleepless nights of bulb suctioning with lots of tears, and little success, I was at my wits end. Any mom who’s had a sick child will tell you it can be exhausting, so you cherish any sleep you can get. If sucking out my son’s nose was what I had to do remain sane, then that’s what I would do.
Best. Decision. Ever.
Why the Nose Frida is My Favorite
- Okay mammas this is important, you don’t actually suck up the snot. At least not into your mouth (hallelujah!). There is an antimicrobial filter that you can change with every use if you want. Easy-peasy.
- It’s so much more effective than a bulb. You can see how much you’ve pulled out and you can move the suction end to get the best most effective angle.
- It’s clean. You can disassemble and clean the whole thing. (Moldy suction bulbs? Bleh.)
- It’s gentle. You control the flow of air.
- Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Did I mention we all got a little more sleep?
To sum up:
This was such a good investment for us. I have used it time and time again. Having a sick baby sucks. Given it’s nothing serious, the best remedy is always time and rest. However, having this gizmo along made a crappy experience easier. If it makes my baby a little more comfortable and helps us all get a bit more rest, it’s a plus in my book!
Saline spray or drops really makes a difference when using baby’s nose. I definitely recommend it. I would suggest getting the option with the extra replacement filters, which I have linked below!
Thanks for reading!
Lots of love,
*Disclaimer: Always consult your pediatrician or a medical professional with questions or concerns about the health of your child. I am not a medical professional and do not claim to offer medical advice of any kind. Any recommendations made on this site are from my personal experience and/or those experiences of other moms like me.
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