Stuffy noses

Believe it or not, my 2.5-year-old son cannot blow his nose! Whenever he has a stuffy nose he inhales instead of blowing out, making things even worse. And often, when he is down with a cold,  I’m woken up at night by a very loud “I cannot breathe!”

Nasal AspiratorIt’s for this reason that I’m very grateful to the inventor of a very smart piece of equipment: the Narhinel nasal aspirator.  It’s a tube which has a mouthpiece at one end (for mummy) and a disposable mucus reservoir with an anatomic tip to put in the nose (with a filter that prevents mucus from going up the tube) at the other. My son does not love it, but it does the job brilliantly!

And we can all go back to sleep! 🙂



Comments (3)

December 29, 2007

I have something that does a similar job but is much smaller: it’s also called a ‘nasal aspirator’, but made by NUK. (I call it a snot sucker.)
Do you know it? Do you think yours is better?

December 31, 2007

I know about that as well, not sure if mine is better. The paediatrician suggested this one claiming that it was better because you can choose the strength of the aspiration and therefore it’s more safe and comfortble. who knows….

January 21, 2008

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