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
The little guy HATES when we snot-suck with the Nosefrida but it's hands-down the best way to relieve his stuffy nose, STAT. (Jul 07, 2014)
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
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
Forget the bulb! This is amazing, easy to use, and very helpful in getting all the "boogies" out. My children HATED (HATED!!!) this, and would result in crying but is too amazing not to use.
Feb 26, 2017
Some might think this is gross, but it is VERY effective. There is a filter that stops you from sucking in anything. Dont worry! After using a bulb syringe, this is MUCH better. Sick baby? Necessity
Feb 16, 2017
Oh,my word.My 3 month old, hates the bulb syringe, screams thru the whole process. I tried nosefrida,and she laughed at me, I sprayed in some boogiemist, sucked out her boogers,and she laughed,AMAZING
Feb 15, 2017
I was really excited about buying this. I heard such great things. I was so disappointed after using it a couple times. The tube is so short and it come apart so easily. And with a squirmy you could
Feb 05, 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!