Unfortunately this winter, we were served our share of colds. My 2.5 year old pretends she is blowing her nose, but not much comes out. I hate using a bulb syringe on her because it often inflames the nasal passages more. When I was approached with the Baby Comfy Nose, I was skeptical. I had a nasal aspirator that I liked, but the only issue, I have to keep buying little foam pieces after each use…not very helpful.
The Baby Comfy Nose was developed by a pediatrician and an engineer.
The patented BabyComfyNose baby nasal aspirator filtration system prevents contact with mucus and germs in two distinct and effective ways:
1) Because the body of the unit is wider (like an egg in the middle), air velocity is reduced in the center of the nasal aspirator. This creates a 'break', where air flow is insufficient to pull heavier mucus droplets up to the suction tube. This effect has been confirmed by independent testing.
2) Lightly-wadded tissue inserted into the body of the nasal aspirator creates a tortuous path and functions as an effective and disposable filter.
Why is tissue better than foam rubber as a Filter? We have seen similar products with a foam rubber filter and it is important to point out why cellulose tissue (regular household tissue) is a more effective and safer filter for use in the nasal vacuum aspirator.
• The pore size of standard 'Kleenex' type tissue is around 1/10,000 of an inch. The pore size of standard open cell foam rubber is in the range of 1/500 inch. Tissue pores are approximately 20 times smaller than foam rubber and therefore are more effective as filter membranes.
• An important criterion of filtration is the absorption properties of the material. Foam rubber is a plastic, therefore on the molecular level, there is much less surface area for absorption. Tissue is cellulose, a natural material and has vastly greater molecular surface area than plastic. Think of how well paper toweling absorbs water as opposed to plastic. The same principle applies here.
This thing can suck! My daughter giggles with glee when I show her what we got out (gross, but kids love that stuff), and it is by far the most effective nasal aspirator we have used!
Product Mommy is excited to share the wealth. Baby Comfy Nose is giving away a baby aspirator to one lucky winner.
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