Stuffy nose? No problem! NoseFrida Review

by Amanda Hearn · 70 comments

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Over the winter I heard a lot about a little gadget used to clean out mucus from babies noses.  At first I thought it was just some sort of bulb attached to a hose.  Then I learned that it was meant to be attached to your mouth.  Yes, you read that right.  Your mouth.  “What?!”, you say.

Well, here’s the thing.  Regular bulb aspirators can be a pain when it comes to getting stuff out of a nose, and if your baby is anything like all three of mine have been…  they hate them.  My youngest had some chronic boogies for a while and she would scream when I used the bulb.  I didn’t want to use some elaborate battery operated device, for a myriad of reasons; using batteries seems anti-eco-friendly, they are more costly, I’d never actually been able to try one, etc. etc.

So, I thought I would give this new device a try.  I contacted the company and they were happy to help.  Just in time it seemed, as we all came down with a cold a day before it arrived.  Boy was I happy when it showed up, my daughter too!

So what is it?  It’s the NoseFrida and I love it.  I would (and have) recommended it to my friends and anyone else in need.  It’s a very simple device.  It is made of plastic, which is not my favorite material, but bulbs aren’t any better, and at least this isn’t junk and bound for the trash can.

The NoseFrida consists of a chamber to capture mucus, a hose and mouth piece from which to suck, and a filter between the two.  The filters are meant to be replaced.  I cannot bring myself to throw away things that can be reused in any form, so I wash mine, let it dry and reuse it.  When you use the NoseFrida, the mucus gets nowhere near the filter.  I’ve never had mucus get past the first inch to inch and a half of the chamber, which is about five inches in length.

There is a great demonstration of how fast this product is to use.  As you can see in this video from The Soft Landing, the child puts up a minor fuss, but nothing compared to what kids do with a bulb aspirator (if it weren’t cruel, I’d take a video to show you), and it’s much faster!

I know the idea is a bit to get use to.  I too was grossed out by it at first, but I know 100% that I’m not getting anything in my mouth and when my baby is crying and can’t breathe from her nose (which is where babies naturally breathe from) I am happy to have my NoseFrida.  I am happy to have a way to fix what is going on with my baby without her ending up in a mess of cries and screams, and that’s what really matters.

In addition to it being baby friendly, I think that not having batteries like similar products and simply being an effective product helps it’s environmental factor, though I don’t believe it’s purpose was such.

If you have a little one that could use this, will have or know someone that does, I encourage you to check it out.  It’s well worth the saved tears :)

 

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SassyCassie June 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I don't need to win one since we already have one. Just wanted to say that I LOVE it!

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Mama Christina June 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I want a Nosefrida because my baby is in daycare and gets a LOT of colds! He hates the stupid bulb aspirator (and I can't say as I blame him!) – I think washing and reusing the filters is an excellent way to live green :-) I'd do it, unless he had something really nasty.

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Josefine June 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I would like the NoseFrida because it seems like it would be gentler for the baby.

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The Wife June 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I want a NoseFrieda so that my kiddos quit freaking out when I try to clear their boogies.

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Jacqie June 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I want a NoseFrieda so that my kiddos quit freaking out when I try to clear their boogies.

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Leslie June 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I want one to make it easier to help my baby's stuffy nose – Live Green! lesalia17 at zoominternet dot net

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Stephanie June 23, 2010 at 1:59 am

I'd love to try a Nosefrida on my 8 month old, it will be a UNIQUE way to help us live green!!

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Western Mass Mama June 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I'm so glad you talked about this product! It came highly recommended to me, so I got it. I've been a little unsure on how to use it (with a 7 week old, I haven't had a reason to, yet) or all the details, and I'm so glad you included all that. Thanks!!

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amyyellowstone June 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I needa a nosefrida because my poor son lost his voice during his last cold because he cried so hard when I tried to clean his nose. It was horrible!!! He couldn't breath, but it was almost worse when I tried to clear his nose!
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I would like a Nose Frida, because anything to make cleaning my daughter's nose out easier is welcomed by me!

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SAPsMaMa June 26, 2010 at 12:31 am

I want a nosefrida because I hate how nasal bulbs hurt dd's nose and she screams so loud and I want somethign that won't hurt her yet clear her nose! Plus it helps us live green by providing something that can be cleaned instead of thrown away!

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Alesia June 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Anything that doesn't hurt my baby more while I'm trying to help them is awesome! I'm also trying to do my part to Live Green, anything helps!

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Ida Mae June 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I want to win one b/c for the few colds that my babe had were horrible! I would like to have one for the next cold season. I consider it living green b/c it's a reusable object, and not chemicals.

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The Wife June 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm
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Njos Family June 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Anything to help us live green is wonderful.
My son screams when I use the bulb, and my husband hates it when he screams so he discourages the use of the bulb. Moms however know the importance of getting the boogers out and keeping the airway clean so I would love to try the NoseFrida

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Amanda June 29, 2010 at 5:27 am

I would love to try this! My little guy HATES the regular nasal aspirator. This looks at lot easier. We do live green!
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