There’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you about.
I haven’t been able to figure out how to work it into a post, because it’s a little unusual. You might think it’s weird. But I’ve found that when you’re among friends, the best thing to do is to just come out and say it.
I have a baby item that I consider essential, a true “must-have,” but you never see it on those “Top 10 Must-Have Baby Gear” lists.
I’m sure one of the reasons that it never makes it to those lists is because if the person even knew what it was, they wouldn’t know what to call it. Snot sucker? Nose hose?
It’s a nasal aspirator, and it works much better than those bulb syringes that you have to poke into your baby’s nose over and over again.
You gently place the tip against your baby’s nose, and suction clears out your baby’s congestion.
This one I have was given to me by a family member who lives in Europe, where these are much more common, and this particular style hooks up to the vacuum cleaner like an attachment. I am not even kidding. Fortunately, the design keeps you from feeling the full force of the vacuum.
Another style that you can buy is a Nosefrida.
I’m not sure how we survived without it for my first child, but I remember there were a lot of tears, fussing and some prescription decongestant.
With my second child, when he became sick recently, it was easy to use this to relieve him of his congestion so that he could sleep and eat in peace.
I highly recommend it.