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I bought this baby nose clear aspirator from Boots, before my baby was born, I made sure I had one after a friend recommended I got one. Babies cannot blow their own noses, so sometimes you have to help them out a bit! I paid £8.50 for this aspirator, and I think this is well overpriced. I would not pay this amount of money for it again!
This aspirator comes with a case, which I thought was handy, so I could take it out and about with me in my changing bag. You can sterilise it, and then put it in the case so it is ready for when you next need to use it. You should sterilise it in cold water, and sterilisation tablets, as the filter can shrink apparently if heated. It comes with a long tube, and the part which you insert into your babies nose has a narrow tube at the end of it, which goes into your babies nose easily with no problem, and it has a filter, to make sure that nothing can get out of this part of the aspirator. This is because, you have to use the mouthpiece and suck yourself, to get anything to come out of your babies nose! You suck the mouthpiece at the end of tube, with the other end positioned where you can see mucus.
I didn't feel very confident using this the first couple of times, but I have been using it nearly 9 months now, and the filter is brilliant, I have never had anything go into my mouth! The only thing is, you have to suck soooo hard on the mouthpiece for there to be enough suction in your babies nose to get anything out! It is so hard to use, and I am exhausted after using it! The mucus does not come out easily enough at all, which makes it take a long time to use, and it isn't comfortable for a baby having someone suck stuff out of their nose! My son gets irritated, and tries to pull his head away, if it is was quick it would be better. Although when you suck really hard sometimes it makes such a funny noise in their nose, my son giggles so loud, he think it is hilarious!
This is not easy to clean either, I run the tap through the end, and it is hard to get the mucus out of it, as the tube at the end is so narrow. The only way to get everything out of it, is to put it in a bowl of warm water, and you find all the mucus just ends up floating out into the bowl.
I would not buy this again, and I am thinking of getting a different one now my son is so mobile, and can get away from me so easily when I do it. I cannot get him to sit still long enough for me to clear his nose, he pulls away as it is taking too long! When you can get enough suction on it, it does clear it out well, but it is just hard work, mums need something that makes life easy, not this hard! So unfortunately I wouldn't recommend!
I tried the Baby nose-clear Nasal AspiratorI liked this product and think it's great that I can use it on the go to clear Lucy's nose. I also like the fact that it's great value and re-useable, so you really get your money's worth!It's very simple to use, you just insert the tip in the baby's nose and gently suck to get the mucus out. The baby can breathe easier and is calmer when feeding and at bedtime. I recommend this to friends all the time!
This product has a long flexible tube, with a hardened mouthpiece for the parent to suck on at one end. At the other end is a two compartmented section, with a small open tip to fit inside the babies nose, and a filter between this part and the tube to prevent any mucus entering the parent's mouth. The part that is to be put at the entrance to the baby's nose is small enough for use with newborn babies.
I found this product a little fiddly to use, requiring me to bite down on the mouthpiece while trying to line up the other end with my (fidgety) baby's nose. Furthermore, I found I needed to suck very hard to obtain any results, which again is hard to co-ordinate when trying to keep the other end at the baby's nose. Even when I could see mucus near the edge of my baby's nose, often I found nothing at the filter. I purchased it because I believed it's higher price than other aspirators would indicate better value. I was disappointed. I abandoned any attempt to use it by the time my boy was 6 weeks.
Nasal congestion often occurs in baby's first couple of weeks or later due to colds or allergies.