When you are pregnant for the first time, you might sit there in that glider you purchased… with the fabric that matches the bedding, that matches the perfectly stenciled walls… and rub your belly, picturing those blissful days of babyhood that are to come. Celebrating every milestone with a hazy montage in your mind’s eye. The adorable outfits, the holidays, the photo sessions, everything is beautiful and magazine catalogue-y and clean…
HA HA HA.
Welcome to the real world Mommy. Where poop explodes out of diapers and barf will cover you head to toe and where a sick child means only one thing…
BRING ON THE SNOTSUCKER.
You heard me right. And I don’t mean one of those namby pamby syringe bulbs that they give you in the hospital. YOU try to shove that in a screaming newborn’s nose without perforating their sinuses and see how much snot you actually get out.
I’m talking about this baby…
Yup. Take a closer look. That’s a tube. That you put in your MOUTH.
Hey stop. Where are you going?? COME BACK HERE.
Seriously though, when I first saw it, I wanted to cry. No one told me that parenthood involved sucking the snot out of someone else’s nose!? GROOOOOOSSSSS Man. But then my son got his first cold and I tried frantically one night to get the useless bulb aspirator to work properly. He screamed, I cried, and no snot came out.
EFFFFFFFFF ME. It was a horror show.
I don’t even remember how I heard about the NoseFrida, but after that traumatizing experience I decided to get one.
And my life was forever changed.
Seriously though, it really is a lifesaver for a snotty kid. It’s the MOST effective thing I have tried (after having two kids), so when I had my daughter and my germ infested preschooler gave her a cold at 6 DAYS (OMFG), I wasn’t as stressed as I might have been. Because I knew that I could keep her teeny tiny nose clear. She wasn’t super pleased at the prospect, but at least I didn’t have to hear her snoring at night and stress out that she couldn’t breathe.
Yes, I know it seems gross…
Yes I know you put your mouth there, and that tube over there and you’re supposed to suck and actual SNOT will come out…
But guys, it’s the one thing that I buy for EVERY new mom… (if only to see their reaction) because it really is amazing. And honestly? You know it must be good if a high ranking PR Exec talked about it in her presentation at Bloggy Boot Camp. And they aren’t even her clients.
It’s a freakin PHENO-ME-NON.
Love it or hate it, it’s the most effective thing I’ve ever used for getting snot out of my kid’s nose. And trust me, is not NEARLY the most disgusting thing I’ve done so far as a parent. By a LOOOOONG shot. But that’s another blog post for another day.