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
I love it, but my baby hates it. It does the job so I wouldn't trade it for a bulb syringe! (Nov 25, 2014)
Only used this a few times, however I do feel it is much more efficient than the "nose sucker" you receive at the hospital. The idea of it grossed me out at first, however it really isn't bad.
Aug 08, 2017
So I definitely gagged the first time I used this (mostly the sound it makes) but it works so well! The nasal aspirator doesnt come close to getting as much out as the NoseFrida. You want this.
Aug 08, 2017
I don't get the hype around this product after hearing rave reviews from friends. I've attempted to use it 1-2x, but I often needed this when my son was younger & it was way too larger to work well.
Jul 25, 2017
I know people may get turned off by the packaging, but this is amazing. My baby hates the sight if a nasal aspirator bulb, but lets me use this no problem. My baby seems to always have a stuffy nose.
Jun 22, 2017
Was very skeptical at first, but would highly recommend! Clears out baby's nostrils easily without the stress that comes from a bulb syringe! Love the filters block anything from passing through!
Jun 08, 2017
I love, love, love this product! It seems so much more effective than a traditional bulb aspirator. It's also super easy to clean and won't grow mold inside of it like traditional bulbs can do.
Apr 20, 2017
I was a skeptic but it really works!! No way for snot to get in your mouth and you can suck longer than a bulb syringe to get more out. My baby still hates it though. Easy to disassemble to clean too!
Apr 04, 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!