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Like many other parents, we purchased a NoseFrida nasal aspirator in a moment of utter desperation. Saline drops, humidifiers, bulb syringes, we tried everything, and in the throes of cold and flu season we finally decided to give this weird looking, oddly named baby gadget a shot.

It works really, really well. Get past the ick factor and the irrational fear of swallowing a booger, and this simple object will help stuffy kids breathe easier. The NoseFrida got lots of love in a recent post about Baby Essentials, and with good reason. The hygiene filter (snot blocker) prevents mucus from entering the tube as snot gets sucked into the hard plastic piece, which is free of BPA and phthalates.

It is completely unglamorous, but we think it’s a fantastic, useful gift for a winter baby. Learn more and find retailers here.


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