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Review: NoseFrida

 

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I won’t lie, my first reaction when my mom sent me the link to this was, “Ewww. No way!” I was not down with slurping out Mini’s snot. Yet, I got one at my baby shower and tucked it away in the medicine cabinet in the guest bathroom because why not?

Mini was born, and we left the hospital with that generic suction bulb that the nurse swore up and down was the end-all be-all of snot sucking devices. I stuck it in with all her other baby care items and went along with life.

Then, just after she hit three-month-olds, Mini got her first ear infection, and with it came a snot storm I could not even imagine. We tried the holy grail of snot suckers, the hospital bulb. Nope. We tried each bulb that came with what I like to call the Baby Care Starter Kit. You know, the little cutesy zip up bags with the nail clippers and combs and all that. Negative on all three counts. (Yes, I had three kits. One for her diaper bag, one for the bathroom, and one in her room. I was a little overprepared when it came to Stuff. Note the capital “S”.) I even went out and bought one made by NeilMed that was supposed to be super easy to clean so it wouldn’t get all gross and moldy. Also a no.

Finally, enough was enough. I had been through five different suction bulbs. F-I-V-E. I pulled that NoseFrida out and got it ready to go. And, sweet baby Jesus, my daughter HATED it, but I was in love. This thing was the legit holy grail of snot sucking devices. I will spare you pictures of the amounts of snot that vacated Mini’s nasal passages. My husband was not spared.

For those of you worried that NoseFrida will have you eating your kids boogers, it has a little sponge filter between the tubing and the snot containment tube that prevents this. The filter is supposed to be changed after each use according to the package. I admit, I only change it after each snot spell. That way it isn’t sitting in there being gross between colds. Works great for us.

It’s now been about half a year since we started using NoseFrida, and I still swear by it for all of Mini’s snot sucking needs.

Note: My endorsement of this product is not influenced at all by my Swedish heritage. 😆

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Review: Nuby NanaNubs Massager

So when Mini hit the stage where anything in her hands HAD to go in her mouth and be nibbled upon — It didn’t matter if it was a paci, a toy, or even Mommy’s hair. In the mouth it went to receive a good gumming. — we tried a slew of teethers. Turned out she was very particular about teethers, which seemed odd because she showed no discrimination to objects not meant for her mouth. Such is the compulsion of babies, I suppose.

The folks at Nûby USA were nice enough to send out this cute little NanaNubs Massager for Mini to try for free in exchange for an honest review from Mommy. My review requirements were limited to Amazon, but I can’t help but talk about this cute, little faux fruit.

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NanaNubs Product Description

As soon as the package arrived, I read over the papers and popped this little banana in the microwave sterilizer (Along with all the pump pieces I had been neglecting for far too long. So many pieces! O_o) and into Mini’s hands once it had cooled.

Mini had a super easy time grabbing on to this and chomping on the soft silicone. The massaging bristles seemed to really soothe her; which was great when I needed all of my fingers free of slobber. Not to mention, as stated above, the bristles gently cleaned her gums. That was a huge plus for Mommy who spends her days suctioning up spit as a dental assistant.

And Mini just looked so cute with her wee banana, although I might be slightly biased.

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Regardless, I highly recommend this product and suggest you get one for the tiny human in your life post haste.