A Review On NoseFrida A Nasal Aspirator
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to do when you are a first time Mom. When your baby gets their first cold or sniffle you can feel at a loss of how to help them unblock their tiny nose. Nasal congestion is frustrating for us, so imagine the first time you experience it – no wonder infants cry.
If you could clear their congestion, your infant would be a lot more comfortable. That’s what I loved about the Nosefrida Baby Nasal Aspirator made by Frida Baby, so I thought I would share it. This device allows you to literally suck away the baby’s congestion and clear their nose. I purchased mine from Amazon and I haven’t looked back. Once you’ve used it once, you’ll love how easy it is to use.
If you’ve checked out some of my other product reviews, you will see that I use the same criteria for every product I look at:
Below is my short review of the NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator. Here are the criteria I use for my reviews:
1. Ease of use – This nasal aspirator has to be effective and easy to use on baby.
2. There should be MANY positive reviews. Does this nasal aspirator actually work and how effective is it.
3. Is it easy enough for my partner to use?
4. Is the product properly designed?
5. Is the product made from safe materials?
By using the above criteria, I was impressed with the results of the NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator. Developed in Sweden by Pediatricians and Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, NoseFrida has been used by European Moms and Dads for years.
Ease Of Use
Does it work? In a word, yes. The nasal aspirator doesn’t injure your baby’s delicate nostrils and is easier to use than a bulb syringe which I found gave my baby nosebleeds. It works by forming a seal on the outside of the baby’s nostril which creates a vacuum rather than actually going into the nostril. (like the bulb syringe) Because you’re powering the suction, its better and more effective than bulb or battery powered aspirators. Using a few drops of saline solution in your baby’s nostril before using the NoseFrida nasal aspirator can help loosen the mucus and make it easier to suck out.
Want to See The Aspirator In Action?
This is a video featuring how the NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator works. You’ll be able to see how easy it is to use, and how the baby isn’t distressed. The video will open up in a new page.
What Does This Product Feature?
This product features a vacuum seal for your baby’s nostril, a long flexible straw-like tube, a filter to prevent the mucus from sucking up too far and the mouthpiece that you suck on. It’s extremely simple and yet one of the best baby products I have ever had the good fortune to use on my baby.
- easy to use
- simple, washable parts
- latex and BPA free
- easy to clean
I bought this product after seeing my friend use it on her baby and I have never looked back. You will be able to quickly and effectively relieve your baby’s congestion without causing distress. Its a simple product – so important when it’s three am and all you want to do is clear the congestion and get your baby back to sleep. Its also useful to use before a feed – a clear breathing baby will have a better feed whether you are feeding by breast or bottle.
It may take you a little practice; I bought a Baby Nasal Aspirator for my sister and she mentioned that you have to suck a little harder than she would have expected. Her baby also hated the aspirator, but it’s to be expected I guess that some kids will fuss when anything comes near their face that will clean it up! One thing we both have in common is we love this product.
The Main Things I Found Useful
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Non-invasive – the NoseFrida nasal aspirator makes the seal outside my baby’s nostril
- No distress to my baby
- The filters that stopped the nasal congestion from reaching my mouth
- Powered by parent suction – so its dependable and adjustable by me
What Did I Dislike
- The instructions to buy replacement filters. They are expensive, and I found just washing them out worked fine.
- The idea of having to suck the snot out (it can’t reach your mouth) – but once it works you’ll forget the gross and enjoy your happy baby.
Are There Age Restrictions On The NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator?
No, this product is safe to use on babies of any age. Even toddlers who have yet to master the art of blowing their nose effectively can benefit from the Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator because there is no age limit.
What problems does the NoseFrida product solve?
It takes the stress out of knowing that while your baby is sick with a congested nose that you are not helpless that you can actually assist them to be able to breathe easier, enjoy their feeds, and to relieve them of the build up of the congestion in their nose.
How Do You Clean The NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator?
Easy to clean and dishwasher safe, to clean you simply pull the pieces apart and except for the long thin tube, wash them in hot soapy water. The packaging instructions advise you to get rid of the filter, but I found washing the filter in saline solution worked just as well. The replacement filters are expensive and the mucus doesn’t often reach the filter when you do use it. To clean the tube simply add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and shake dry.
Would I recommend the NoseFrida product to other expectant moms.
YES! I now buy this product for any baby shower I go to for my expectant friends. It’s simple to use, easy to clean, and safe for baby, but most of all it alleviates your baby’s suffering from a blocked nose. It’s not as nasty to use as first expected and I have never had mucus get anywhere near my mouth. I would definitely recommend that you do yourself a favor and get the Baby Nasal Aspirator from NoseFrida.