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NoseFrida the Snotsucker Review

NoseFrida the Snotsucker by Fridababy
Price:   $16.00 List | $14.99 at Amazon - 6% off
Pros:  Effective, easy to use and clean
Cons:  Although baby will probably get mad, it doesn't hurt
Bottom line:  A highly effective and hygienic way to relieve babies of congestion
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Manufacturer:   Frida Baby

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Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD
Mom-in-Chief
BabyGearLab

Last Updated:
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October 20, 2015

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NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator is a major improvement over the bulb syringe for sucking mucous out of a baby's nose. Designed by a Swedish ENT doctor and recommended by pediatricians, it works like a charm and will help your little one breathe much better during a cold or basic baby congestion which in turn will help them eat and sleep better. The hygiene filter is designed not to suck mucous or microbes back up toward the "sucker," so it won't make you sick! This has been clinically proven.


Nose Frida 6 Step Tips on Use:
1) Place a fresh disposable hygiene filter into NoseFrida before use to prevent mucous or bacterial transfer.
2) Create a seal on the exterior of baby's nostril with the tip of NoseFrida.
3) Suck out snot with red mouthpiece.
4) Dispose of filter.
5) Wash snotty tube in warm, soapy water. Clean thin tube with a few drops of rubbing alcohol. Wait to dry.
6) Insert clean filter and snap dry pieces together to prep for next use.

Before using NoseFriday, spray Simply Saline Baby into each nostril (or 1-2 drops of saline). Let saline sit for about a minute which will loosen up the mucous. Then, suck snot out. Clean NoseFrida and change filter after each use. Oh, and make sure you have LOTS of filters on hand!

NoseFrida is BPA and phthalate-free and top-rack diswasher safe.

Likes


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • It really works!
  • It's easy to use and clean
  • It is a safe and effective way to remove snot from your babies nose

Dislikes


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • Most babies will get fussy. However, this should neither come as a surprise nor be a reason to avoid it. It will not hurt baby.
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Most recent review: October 20, 2015
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67% of 3 reviewers recommend it
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2 star: 25%  (1)
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   Oct 20, 2015 - 01:29pm
Juliet Spurrier, MD · Mom-in-Chief, BabyGearLab
The NoseFrida isn't mean to go inside baby's nose. Instead a good seal can be created on the external nare of even a young infant before sucking. Make sure to use saline spray or drops previous to using to help loosen mucous which will make snot much easier to suck out. Keep trying…it works! As a pediatrician, I highly recommend NoseFrida over a bulb syringe. The results are superior and it doesn't damage mucosal tissue like a bulb can.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Jul 7, 2014 - 11:33am
Marrowood · NY
I tried NoseFrida as an alternative to the bulb syringe for safety and hygiene, and have been THRILLED with the product. It's easy and safe to use (nozzle does not go INTO child's nose - just presses against the outside of the nostril) and it's easy to clean. Also, my baby must be the exception - he loves it!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Sep 24, 2013 - 10:28pm
amenegay · Irving
I have not had any luck using this device. The end of the device is quite big for an infant's nostril (my daughter is 5 months old as of this writing). I ended up just using the bulb syringe most of the time.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
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