Why We Love It
- Effective at removing mucous
- Easy to clean, dishwasher safe
- Non-invasive, safe on baby, does not harm or cause any risk to the internal nasal structures
- BPA and phthalate-free
- Approved by FDA
- Parents have to get over the "ick" factor of sucking out snot
- Works best when used with a saline solution spray
The first few months at home with your baby are filled with many challenges, one of which is ensuring your baby’s nose is free and clear of mucous. Since infants primarily breathe through their nose for the first few months of their life, it can be very difficult for them to sleep and eat if their nose is blocked.
For decades parents have used a traditional bulb syringe to remove blockage in nasal passageways. However, these devices are invasive, can be tricky to use, and are not very effective at removing mucous.
Plus, since the bulb syringe is a closed device, any kind of particles that enter the inside are very difficult to remove. Sanitizing the bulb syringe after use and ensuring that it is clean to use on your baby the next time around is nearly impossible.
The NoseFrida Solves All These Problems!
The NoseFrida is huge improvement over the bulb syringe for sucking mucous out of a baby’s nose. With it’s unique (and somewhat odd) design, parents use their own suction to help draw mucus out of their child’s nose.
Sure, it may seem a little weird at first to be using your mouth and a tube to suck snot out of your little one’s nose. But when you see how well the device works you’ll wonder why you’ve ever used anything else.
The NoseFrida was invented by a Swedish pediatric ear, nose, and throat doctor and as such, it meets all safety standards for both for the child and the caregiver. It has been extensively evaluated by pediatricians, ENT clinics, and child care centers. The NoseFrida also comes highly recommended by pediatricians and parents alike because it works very well to clear up tricky nasal congestion in babies. It has been sold since 1996 and was used by many parents in Sweden prior to becoming available in the US market.
Unlike many other nasal aspirators on the market, the NoseFrida is the only one that does not directly enter your baby’s nostril. Instead, it’s designed to be placed on the outside of the nostril, forming a seal.
And in case you’re wondering, YES it’s completely hygienic. A specially designed blue filter attaches inside the cover to block mucous from reaching the caregiver. Clinical studies have also shown that no infection is transmitted when sucking the baby’s nose clear. The moisture absorbing filter effectively prevents the bacteria from being transmitted to the caregiver.
Since all the pieces snap apart, the NoseFrida is very easy to clean. It is also latex free, non-allergenic, BPA-free, and phthalate free.
Parts of The NoseFrida
How Use the NoseFrida
- Ensure the blue disposable hygiene filter is in place to prevent mucus transfer toward caregiver
- Spray saline solution mist inside baby’s nose
- Place large tube against child’s nostril (not inside), creating a seal
- Use red mouthpiece to suck out snot
- Dispose of filter
- Wash large tube with warm soap and water. Clean thin tube with a few drops of rubbing alcohol
- Firmly snap dry pieces together, inserting a new filter for next use
Use a saline solution nasal spray prior to using the NoseFrida. It helps to loosen the mucous and makes the NoseFrida much more effective. FridaBaby, makers of the NoseFrida, also sell a saline solution spray that works very will with your NoseFrida device.