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FridaBaby NoseFrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator Review

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Cold and flu season is here and baby’s feeling under the weather. All they want is some rest so they can recover and go back to being their adorable carefree self.

But inside their cute little button nose lurks the booger beast of epic proportions. It restricts their breathing, causes discomfort, and makes it hard for them to get some much-needed shut-eye.

Yes, we’re talking about… baby boogers!
Thankfully, FridaBaby's NoseFrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is here to banish those snot monsters.

Invented by a pediatric ENT, this nasal aspirator is an invaluable tool for parents. Dubbed “The Snotsucker”, this product does exactly what its name suggests  sucks the snot right out of their snoot!

While it’s primarily used when babies are stuffed up due to a cold/flu, it also comes in handy during allergy season. Furthermore, it can be used with infants who suffer from silent reflux and produce the colourfully-named “milk boogies”.

If you’ve made it this far without being completely grossed out, congratulations (you must be a parent), keep reading to find out how this clever invention can save the day by clearing out your newborn’s congestion.

What’s in the Box?

The Snotsucker comes in 5 separate pieces. When combined, they create a simple-but-highly-effective baby mucus remover.
In the box you’ll get:
  • A mouthpiece 
  • A long, thin suction tube 
  • A sponge filter (aka the “booger catcher”) 
  • A large cone-like suction tube (aka the “snot straw”) 
  • A cap for the snot straw
Unlike other baby-friendly aspirators, the NoseFrida creates a seal around your child’s nostril. Aspirators such as the bulb syringe require it to be inserted deep into the baby’s nasal cavity, which can cause quite a bit of discomfort.

With the Snotsucker, it makes for a minimally invasive experience for infants. However, parents may feel a small amount of discomfort by the sheer act of siphoning out their child’s nose goblins.

How to Use

Once the pieces are connected, using this booger remover is simple. It’s recommended you lay your child on a comfortable flat surface before you begin.
  1. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. 
  2. Gently insert the tip of the snot straw into your baby’s nostril to create a seal. Your baby may squirm and cry (understandably, they may not enjoy having a foreign object pressed against their nose.)
  3.  Start sucking through the mouthpiece. This will dislodge the mucus and pull it out of your baby’s nose. 
  4.  Optional: If the snot straw is looking full (or after each pull), you can blow into the mouthpiece to push the mucus out of the straw. Deposit it into a tissue or sink for easy cleanup.  
PRO-TIP: Before using the Snotsucker, you can loosen baby boogies with saline nasal spray. This makes it easier to pull out the offending matter.

Cleaning Instructions

You can clean The NoseFrida Snotsucker by hand with hot water and soap, but it’s also dishwasher-safe for convenience. The inside of the straw is coated so that mucus easily washes off even if it’s crusted over.

FridaBaby suggests you toss the booger catcher filter after each use.

The Snotsucker includes 4 filters, but you should probably pick up more, as you’ll quickly go through them. A 20-pack of extra NoseFrida filters can be purchased here for only $5.

Features That Make This a Must-Have

The Snotsucker is one of those products parents won’t realize they need until they’re faced with a slimy situation.

Here are a few more reasons why you should pick one up:
  1. It’s transparent. Unlike bulb syringes, you’ll be able to see what’s being sucked out (if anything) and monitor its cleanliness.
  2. Its sponge filter design blocks any undesirable matter from entering the tube and mouthpiece. While we’re sure you love your child unconditionally, we’re also sure you’re not interested in ingesting their nose goblins. 
  3. It’s BPA and phthalate-free, ensuring there are no harmful chemicals in the plastics that can negatively affect parents or children. 

Boogies Busted 

Babies are obligate nose breathers for the first few months of their lives. They only begin to breathe through their mouths at the 3 to 4-month mark. This makes the NoseFrida Snotsucker even more valuable, as you never want anything obstructing your child’s airways. Easy to use, easy to clean, and easy on the wallet, every parent should own this ingenious product from FridaBaby.

Want to learn more about FridaBaby products? Check out our round-up of must-have essentials, here. FridaBaby also does a Frida Mom collection specifically designed for moms pre and postpartum! You can learn more, here.