Friday, September 25, 2009

Getting Nosey with Snotty Kids

My least favorite part of my daughter getting a cold (other than the lack of sleep for both of us) is how congested her poor little nose gets. No matter how often we show her how to blow her nose, she never seems to get it all out-and then comes the bulb which she hates. When you use a bulb on a child's nose, it is not only invasive, and at times painful, it can also exacerbate the problem. The bulb can cause the nasal passages to become swollen and inflamed. I was super psyched to find the Nosefrida (okay I lie, at first I was confused and kind of grossed out, then I tried it). The Nosefrida is a nasal aspirator featuring a 15" clear plastic tube that extends from a nasal nozzle, allowing the parent to use their own suction to draw mucus out of the child's nose. A filter in the nasal nozzle prevents any exchange of mucus between child and parent. So basically you the parent become a booger sucker (but the filter prevents those nasty things from going into your mouth). The Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator is a doctor recommended nasal aspirator. It was invented in Sweden by Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, and has been used by Moms and Dads for years. And best thing yet, my daughter loves the Nosefrida, since she holds the nasal nozzle at her nose, and laughs hysterically that mommy is "eating her boogies." So yeah sounds gross, but anything that gets her to sit still and feel less congested is aces with me.

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