Suck Snots (Yes, Literally) with Sweden's NoseFrida
After trying saline solutions, various sleep positions and the infamous hospital nursery bulb syringe - you're out of ideas. Fortunately, some Swedish parent once found themselves in the same predicament, and the NoseFrida was born.
Unlike a bulb syringe, which doesn’t tend to work nearly as well but is most definitely more polite in design, the NoseFrida uses the actual oral sucking force of an adult to clear baby’s nasal passages. While it may seem an odd solution, it is well-celebrated by pediatricians, parents and even Rachael Ray.
Your experience with the NoseFrida snot sucker will begin when you insert the large tube against your child’s nostril, effectively creating a seal. Then, use the mouthpiece to suck out the snot. If you accidentally blow into it, your child will be startled rather than uncongested, so just pretend it’s a straw and go to town.
After you hear and see the mucus exit through the nose – for the love of all that’s good and pure – stop sucking. Then, simply clean the various parts and throw away the filter.
Convenient for parents, albeit strange, the NoseFrida is dishwasher safe – except for the thin tube which needs to be cleaned with rubbing alcohol.
The NoseFrida is popular with those faithful users because it is less invasive and upsetting to the sick child, as well as designed originally by a doctor. It is also literally impossible to suck with enough strength to injure a child – even a premature infant is able to experience relief from the NoseFrida.
The price is also right - you'll get the NoseFrida along with four filters for around $15.00. Replacement filters are available in sets of 20 for only $3.00. Order online or, if you're in the U.S. you can pick one up at your local Whole Foods Market.