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)
This is a must have for every new mom. It sounds so gross, but works far better than anything else. Your baby will easily get congested and this makes it so easy to help them breathe again.
Aug 16, 2020
This is a musthave for newborns to infants for their boogies. Believe it or not they have lots of boogies in the first stages of life since they are nosebreathers and it's important to declog them!
Jun 29, 2020
I was so scared to use this at first, but nothing comes back into your mouth! But BOY does this WORK for helping to clear up baby’s goopy nose. Especially if used in tandem with nose saline drops.
May 31, 2020
Yes, it is disgusting. Yes, you have to wrestle with your baby as they get older and hate it. You, however, will LOVE that it works. Only way to reliably give a poor stuffed up baby some real relief.
May 23, 2020
I was never really about to get this to work for us. My son wouldn't sit still and the large size of the tube made it difficult to line it up just right. I also didn't have the lung capacity! Lol
Oct 26, 2019
It may seem like a gross idea but this thing works wonders. Of all the things on the market this is by far the best. Gets all the little hard boogers and doesn’t seem to bother the baby as much.
Oct 22, 2019
The best thing out there for boogers!! Works way better than the average bulb thing for boogers. I love it. I use it with little remedies saline spray to help loosen the boogers. Great combination
Aug 20, 2019
The BEST! Rivals hospital nose suction but at home. Has kept us out of the Er on multiple occasions. Buy it before you bring baby home so you are prepared! Seems gross, but there are filters!
Aug 17, 2019
I was in love with this early on but more recently I am finding that I have a hard time trying to get a good suction. I am not sure if it Is because my daughter is older and her nose is larger.
Jun 13, 2019
The single best product ever invented to get mucous out of a child’s nose. Nothing else can even come close to clearing out my daughters’ nose. She can actually get some relief and breathe with this.
Apr 03, 2019
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!