Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A nose aspirator?!

Again, I am obviously going through an ignorant phase. I saw this pop up on one of the comments and immediately ran off to the resident doc, citing possible child abuse, sex toy alert or crazy kid shoving tube up nose.

Once again, I was met with staid response: "Uh, Andy, that's a pretty common medical tool". Ja. Like Freddy Kruger's playkit.

So, for the people out there like me - presenting the nose aspirator.

Nosefrida is a doctor recommended nasal aspirator that removes mucous from your child’s nose. It was invented in Sweden by Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, and has been used by Swedish Moms and Dads for years.

When your child has a cold with a runny stuffed nose, it can be frustrating when they can not blow their own nose. Congestion interferes with sleep, feeding and makes for an overall cranky child, and parent too.

Nosefrida is a plastic tube with a filter that the parent uses with their own mouths to get the mucous out of their children’s noses. WITH THE FILTER IN PLACE, THE PARENT DOES NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE MUCOUS FROM THE CHILD. There is no risk of bacterial contamination, in other words, you will not get the cold your child has.

Compared to the bulb aspirators on the market, Nosefrida is better and safer, since you never put anything inside the nose, and you control the amount of suction you apply. It does not irritate the sensitive lining of the nose.

Your child’s nose will be clear and she or he will be able to breathe, sleep and eat better.

Apparently, young children are obligatory nose breathers (THAT I didn't know). ie If you block their nose, they can't breathe. Useful tool in those cases.

Pretty hectic that they have an entire site dedicated to this wonderment! Get one here!


Kerry said...

There is always the assumption that your angel child is going to sit perfectly still while you shove a cold, hard implement up their nose - particularly when you're using it for the first time and are still figuring it out yourself.
I've tried a couple of these widgets on my gorgeous child. Once each. The fear of injuring either of us, or scarring us both emotionally for life has discouraged me from further attempts.
I guess they weren't invented by a parent...

Kerry said...

and while I'm on about medical things clearly not invented by parents... who's idea was it to make kiddy antibiotics taste like badly fake banana? The kind of fake banana that doesn't disappear into the flavour of a bottle of milk, but is rather enhanced by it?
Grim though it sounds, the best plan, in my books, would be to make kiddy drugs for under 3s all suppositories - they're used to you fiddling around there anyway, and can't turn their head or smack you away they can when you're trying to administer drugs orally...

Anonymous said...

Actually, they work great. What's more cruel, struggling a bit to make it work, or listening to your child snort and gurgle like a Roman snot fountain?

And after that comment about making all kiddie drugs suppositories, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm missing some sarcasm here or something. Seriously?

Anonymous said...

try it with the child laying down. if they're small enough, put their head on your knees, slightly tilted down, and their feet at your belly.

move to france. ALL child medication is suppositories here. (and well beyond 3yrs!)

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