Your baby is congested and you aren't sure what to do.
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.
Truly, who wouldn't find the NoseFrida fun?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
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.