The Nose Frida, is doctor invented and recommended. It’s a hygienic and safe way to remove mucus from your infant, baby, or toddler’s nose without the dangers of the bulb syringe (nose sucker).
The soft tissue in a babies nose is very sensitive. A bulb syringe can disrupt the sensitive lining within the nose and cause irritation or nasal damage (ruptured tissue, which causes swelling of the membrane inside the nostrils, etc.). Cross-contamination is also a concern.
effectiveness of a bulb syringe
They are not very effective. I used a snot sucker with my first child. At least a portion of the mucus NEVER got sucked up inside the bulb, which lead to strings of mucus radiating from my babies nose, to her chin.
safety of the Nose Frida
In a study by the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden: “The investigation demonstrates that the use of the nasal aspiration device NoseFrida constitutes no risk of bacterial transfer from the child to the user.”
diagram of Nose Frida THE SNOTSUCKER
“NoseFrida Clinical Studies.” Nosefrida & SleepDrops. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2016. <http://nosefridanz.myshopify.com/pages/nosefrida-clinical-studies>.
Images courtesy of NoseFrida®.
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