Today I thought I would do a review on a new product I have used for Lottie.. Truth be told I was working on a Quick Tip Tuesday post but I didn't get it finished in time. Doesn't make much sense to post a QTT on a Wednesday ...
Anywho, I recently tried using the Munchkin Nasal Aspirator and I am super impressed! (Whoops! Should have said "spoiler alert!" before saying that.) It is pretty obvious what this little guy does, it sucks snot out of your babies nose. Babies can't blow their noses (obviously) so they need their loving Moms/Dads to do so. I originally purchased a nasal aspirator from Walmart ($4.97) to try (pictured below) but it was a total waste of money. Instead of a steady low suction it is a quick intake of air that does nothing, absolutely nothing. Unfortunately Lottie got a pretty bad cold and a humidifier wasn't doing the trick, it helped to loosen the snot but it was still stuck in her nasal passage. It got to a point where we could see the booger but the bugger was out of our reach (see what I did there?) so I called my Dad (Thanks Dad!) to see if he could pick up a Nose Frida from the Babies R Us as there was not one anywhere in town close to us. When he got to Babies R Us they were sold out but had just received a shipment of the new Munchkin Nasal Aspirator, in fact that was the very first one sold. As soon as we had it I tried it out and it worked wonders. The snot it pulled out was very thick and mucous like, I was amazed it worked since it was so thick. It works the same as a Nose Frida, you insert the contoured end into babe's nostril and you suck on the mouthpiece with the white tip until the snot is pulled into the chamber, voila! Baby is destuffed! Being able to control the level suction and the length of time is very helpful and I love that there is no filters and it pulls apart very easily for cleaning. It also comes with 3 different tips so it will fit your babies nose perfectly, and we know we all don't have the same noses so that is great. Finally, I really like that it comes in a pretty little case, super simple and easy to throw into your diaper bag. You can purchase the ClearNose Aspirator from Munchkin for $19.99 at Babies R Us. Definitely more pricey then the Walmart one but it actually does the job.
Sending you enough,