As part of the Tomoson community, I received the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator to review.
The BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator is a better snot sucker. Parents and caretakers use their own suction to remove nasal mucus from their little one’s nose. The nose tip fits into baby’s nostril without going to deep. Then the parent places the mouth piece in his or her mouth and creates suction. The cheek suction (best in short, repeated breaths), pulls mucus from the nostrils and back into the receptacle where it stays. Place a tissue in the receptacle beforehand to use as an absorbent, disposable filter.
Using a tissue is an effective filter against germs. The standard household tissue has pore size of 1/10,000 of an inch, whereas the standard pore size of open cell foam rubber is around 1/500 of an inch. Because tissue pores are about 20 times smaller than those of foam rubber, tissue is more effective as a filter.
This BPA-free device has been approved by Dr. James Sears on The Doctors show, as well as other physicians such as Dr. James Zinreich, John Hopkins Medical Institutions. Even celebrities like Angelina Jolie have expressed their happiness with the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator.
It works! There’s no comparison between the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator and a traditional bulb syringe. The BabyComfyNose works incredibly well with very little effort on my part. This last winter, Baby J had several colds. At the time, I researched the BabyComfyNose and the Nosefrida. The reviews for both were overwhelmingly positive, but I didn’t like the idea of purchasing additional replacement filters for the Nosefrida. With the BabyComfyNose I don’t need filters, but some of the negative reviewers on Amazon complained the snot collection area cracked or the pieces wouldn’t stay together or the snot would run back towards the baby’s nose. So I held off buying one. I truly wish I’d just gone ahead and purchased the BabyComfyNose a year ago. It would’ve saved us a lot of grief over the winter, because Baby J would’ve been able to breathe better. I had none of those issues that I read about.
We received the aspirator in the mail about three weeks ago (or more), but I held onto it a while before posting a review. It’s not that I wanted Baby J to get sick first -of course I didn’t- but I thought just in case he does contract a cold, I would wait until right before the agreed review deadline before posting. That way I could give a really thorough review of how the product actually works instead of just talking about it in general (basically regurgitating what the website says).
Well, wouldn’t you know, he ended up with a cold! Not a bad one, fortunately, but he had nasal congestion. I had the same thing, and I could just blow my nose. But poor Baby J is too young for that, so I whipped out the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator to relieve his discomfort.
We’ve never had good results with the traditional bulb syringe. When I used it in the past, I had to straddle him and hold him down, screaming, in order to use it. There never seemed to be a lot of snot collecting in the bulb, plus I was worried about how sanitary it was. With the BabyComfyNose, he still fights it. But he doesn’t scream; he laughs. Apparently it’s funny that Mommy wants to suck his boogers out? Even with the struggling, I found it pretty simple to use and fast. I could see the snot collecting in the receptacle. Gross but cool.
Here’s a picture of the snot I collected. See that goopy stuff? That’s snot.
I want to make a couple of notes. The packaging for the aspirator is very minimal, which I like. It bothers me to see waste in product packaging. I also like the included mesh bag for storage. Because it’s mesh, the aspirator can air out. You don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s absolutely, completely dry before storing. The instructions online state to disassemble the aspirator to clean and use the dishwasher or warm, soapy water. You can even place it in the mesh storage pouch in the dishwasher, pull the entire thing out afterwards, and hang to dry. Some parents also boil the tubing or pour hydrogen peroxide down it. Don’t use a microwave sterilizer! I did this. Bad idea. I melted some of the tubing. Fortunately, it was only on the ends, so I cut them off, and the rest of the tube is still usable. I should’ve read the instructions first. *sigh*
The BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator is going on my “must-have” list for new parents. Can you survive without one? Yes, of course. But it’ll make your life so much easier!
Want to know more?
Visit the BabyComfyNose website, read their nasal aspirator comparison chart, and watch their video tutorial.
The BabyComfyNose is sold in stores across the US (the Whole Foods near me carries it), but you can also purchase online from sites like Amazon, Diapers.com, and Drugstores.com. They’re also sold in Canada and Australia. Prices vary. If needed, you can purchase replacement piece sets that include two nose pieces, two mouth pieces, and an extra tube.
Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.