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Snot Sucker: a New Form of Entertainment

01.14.11 Snot Sucker: a New Form of Entertainment

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Wow, who knew snot could be so exciting? Wait, let me re-phrase that - what non-male over the age of say, 15, finds snot so exciting? Well as it turns out, my whole family does.

Let me explain.  My 5-month old recently came down with a cold. I ran down the checklist of things to do - Steam, check. Hydration, check.  Sleep, check (for baby but not mom). Snot removal...uh-oh.  

Stepping back for a minute, when MightyNest first added the Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator/Snot Sucker I thought, "ewwwwww, I would never use that."  And then when my daughter was born I thought "ok, I'll buy it and make my husband do it."  Good plan.

(In case you're unfamiliar with the product here's how it works: you place one end up against your baby's nostril and the other end in your mouth. You suck and voila, the snot comes out...into the tube...up towards your mouth.  Yep.  But don't worry, there's a very good filter so snot never actually comes anywhere near your mouth).

But there was a problem with my plan - my husband was out of town when my daughter came down with the cold which meant I was flying solo on the snot-removal task.  Great.  So, the first thing I did was grab the nasal aspirator our hospital gave us.  The result - a crying, terrified baby and zero confidence that I had even made a difference.

So I sucked it up (pardon the pun) and grabbed the Nosefrida and boy am I glad that I did!  My daughter hardly even flinched and didn't shed a tear.  And not only that, but I could actually see the results (i.e. lots of snot) and feel good that I was actually helping her breathe easier.

The next day we left for a vacation with my family where I continued to use the Nosefrida multiple times a day...which became somewhat of a highlight for my family.  I'm not sure if they were more intrigued by the snot sucker itself or secretly hoping the filter would fail.

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