Baby has a stuffy nose?
Baby is sick and can’t breath?
Baby can’t blow their nose?
What to do, what to do.
NoseFrida – the SnotSucker Nasal Aspirator!
In April 2013 (updated December 2020), I wrote about an amazing baby product that Boy and Girl were using on Sweet E, a product that I never knew existed, and one, to be brutally honest, that made me literally gag a little: The NoseFrida.
Why in the world would I revisit a product that had the power to physically make me gag?
BECAUSE. IT. WORKS.
The NoseFrida (or Nose Frieda, as lots of folks misspell it) is THE must have baby and toddler item.
When your kiddo is sick and can’t breath, the Nose Frida is worth its weight in gold.
To be fair to NoseFrida, the gagging did get less each time I used it, and Girl didn’t gag at all. Perhaps it’s those of us with higher gag reflexes that simply need to get over ourselves! (there should totally be a drinking game for each time I use the word “gag”…GAG!) Just something to keep in mind if you’re of the squeamish variety.
My generation reached for a bulb nasal aspirator, that was sent home with us from the hospital.
How old school!
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How we all hated that thing.
It was invasive, tear-producing and mostly ineffective.
Today, a generational change is afoot; a change that isn’t for the squeamish.
Remember the name: NoseFrida, The SnotSucker.
So, exactly what are we talking about, Snotsucker?
Here are the details:
- Doctor recommended nasal aspirator from Sweden for babies and toddlers
- Non invasive
- BPA and Phthalate Free
- Made in Sweden
- Easy to clean, top rack safe
Nosefrida The Snotsucker, the doctor-developed and doctor-recommended nasal aspirator is the new standard in keeping babies naturally snot free.
How do you use a NoseFrida?
Ingeniously simple Swedish design features a tube that is placed against the nostril (not inside).
Parents use their own suction to draw mucus out of their child’s nose.
Disposable filters prevent any bacterial transfer.
It is superior to the bulb aspirator, presents no risk or harm to internal nasal structures and is dramatically more efficacious.
Yes, but, what we ALL want to know is how do you clean a NoseFrida?
Nosefrida is easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA and Phthalate free.
Nosefrida The Snotsucker, the doctor-developed and doctor-recommended nasal aspirator is the new standard in keeping babies naturally snot free. Ingeniously simple Swedish design features a tube that is placed against the nostril (not inside). Parents use their own suction to draw mucus out of their child’s nose. Disposable filters prevent any bacterial transfer. Nosefrida is easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA and Phthalate free. It is superior to the bulb aspirator, presents no risk or harm to internal nasal structures and is dramatically more efficacious.
If you’re still reading and not completely skeeved out, here is my original account with this marvel of snottery (from 2013):
Boy and Girl used one on Sweet E. I watched, several times, as they effortlessly sucked the snot right out of his tiny little nose and watched him breath free afterwards.
The first time I saw the Nose Frida in action, I channeled the late great Whitney Houston: Oh, Hell to the No! BOB-BAAAAY!
I will say that prior to seeing it used, while Girl was explaining it to me, I was all, ” Ohhhh, hell no! You suck out the snot?”
But, take my word for it older generation, and newer generation that may be grossed out: The bulb aspirator never did much for Boy when he was miserable because he didn’t know how to blow his nose.
Seeing is believing; I would have used the NoseFrida in a heartbeat.
Basically, it sits outside of the nose on the nostril.
It isn’t invasive.
Sweet E tolerated his momma takin’ care of snot business.
Sure, he made a face when the snot exited his nose, but even kiddos who can blow their noses make faces when doing it.
And you should have seen how much was extracted.
I never ever got that much from the bulb.
Another fact? Unlike the NoseFrida, the blue aspiration bulb can be a breeding ground for mold.
It’s difficult to clean, if near impossible.
I dare you to cut yours in half and see what’s growing in there.
I’d watched Boy and Girl use it, but what about the first time I used the NoseFrida?
When we kept Sweet E for seven days during allergy season, Girl left the NoseFrida behind for us to use.
Secretly, I was planning to teach E how to blow his nose…BLOW OUT, BABY!…yeah, that didn’t go as planned.
So, what was I to do at bedtime, when my sweet little guy was too congested to breath and I was too grossed out to to the unthinkable: suck that snot right outta his head?!
What’s a Choochie to do?!
Um, grandma up, that’s what.
Out of desperation, I gingerly held the NoseFrida to E’s nostril (bonus points that nothing is stuck inside the nose) and I, um, sucked out the snot…GAGGED…then did it again.
So much snot came out of those nostrils. Hand to God, the little guy could breath again.
I think my gag reflex (suck, then…GAG!) believed that the filter wouldn’t prevent the snot from entering my mouth, but it did.
Actually, didn’t even get close to my mouth. And the NoseFrida washed out easily and thoroughly.
It was a win-win-win all the way around. (that final win was for Garry, who could not stop laughing at my theatrics…GAG!) I think we ended up using the NoseFrida at least three times a day for the entire week. I can’t even imagine how uncomfortable E would have been if we hadn’t.
I wouldn’t steer you wrong, my babies. This product is a must have if you have a little one too young to blow their nose.
Gag reflex or not (get over yourself, Choochie!).
Anyone else out there use the NoseFrida?
Anyone game to try?
This product is on my TOP TEN list of things to have on hand when you have a baby in the house, and a favorite baby gift to share.