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.
what parents are saying
This weirds me out. I've heard fantastic reviews about it, but the product itself just gives e the heebeejeebees. (Jun 19, 2013)
People swear by this product, but i don't find it as useful as others. it is hard to hold baby down (they quickly learn to thrash to get away from this) and also use 2 hands on the nosefrieda
Feb 23, 2018
This has been a life saver since day 1. Baby got a cold from me when he was born. I quickly realized this is the only thing helping him breathe properly. Never leave the house without it. Bets gift
Feb 21, 2018
The Nosefrida has been our savior this cold season! We had no luck with the bulbs from the hospital & our pediatrician recommended this product! A couple of drops of saline solution & you're all set!
Jan 15, 2018
I love that you don't have to worry about it hurting the baby's nose if they move (which they ALWAYS do!). Like everyone says, it seems gross, but it works! Love that you can take it apart to clean.
Nov 27, 2017
I was disappointed with this product. It had no where near the suction of a traditional suction bulb. I do think it is more sanitary because you can clean it better. Overall I would not recommend
Nov 11, 2017
This works extremely well and is issue to use! The filters can be expensive but as a first time mom I found this very easy to use. My pediatrician advised that I always use saline drips before use.
Nov 07, 2017
I've never cleaned the long tube because there's a filter on one end, but to clean the part that actually holds the snot, you can just detach it and run it under very hot water. I always try and clean it RIGHT after using it, because once the snot starts to dry, it's much harder to clean.
I usually do this after her bath, when the sinuses are clearer. Otherwise, I only use it when I hear her doing a lot of sniffling (so that the suction doesn't cause a bloody nose)/aka, there's snot to get out, and I usually put some saline in first to loosen things up.
Here how it works best: spray saline in her nose - the mist rather than the squeeze bottle saline, for babies. Then immediately use the Nosefrida placing it just into the baby's nostril and wiggling it around as you "suck" the mucus out. You may think the yield is small, but consider how uncomfortable any amount is in your child's nose and be reassured.
I've done it with and without saline and it's always been productive. It might not look like a lot but like Caroline P. said, any amount up there is uncomfortable when you don't know how to blow it out. I definitely suggest sitting up tho because it can go backwards too. Have a tissue handy to wipe away any excess snot.
I've used it with and without a boogie wipe (saline covered disposable cloth) with good results both times-- sometimes the mucus is a large crusty ball, and when her nose is runny, it's usually a long stream of snot. I guess it depends on the consistency and quantity of mucus at the time you're using it. But as long as you're sucking hard (I can barely breathe while doing it), you're helping baby.
Saline before does help. A humidifier in the baby's bedroom also helps by keeping the mucous moist. I think the best tip anyone can get is to suction the mouthpiece with your cheeks as if you were drinking from a straw, and not try to just use your lung power, because it will be more difficult. Also, sometimes pulling the nose piece away from the baby's nostril as you suction helps. I hope this helps. The nosefrida saved my sanity!