1.21.2010

NoseFrida Review & Giveaway - closed

If your baby is anything like mine (and I bet he or she is) then they hate the bulb syringe. I hate it too. Nothing has made me feel more horrible then having to repeatedly stick one of those things in Eli's nose and try to get the snot out while he is squirming, crying, and hating life. They are just so invasive. I knew there had to be a better solution out there and I was thrilled when I came across the NoseFrida.


NoseFrida (whose tagline is The Snotsucker) is a Swedish product that has been on the European market for over 10 years. The NoseFrida has been imported to the US for over a year by a mother who discovered the device when her 6 week old baby caught a terrible cold while they were in Sweden.



NoseFrida is made out of non-allergenic and latex free polypropylene and is also BPA & Phthalate free. All pieces come apart for easy and quick cleaning unlike a bulb syringe that can harbor lots of bacteria and is really hard to clean (almost impossible). Each NoseFrida comes in a storage case with 4 filters, you can purchase a bag 20 extra filters for $2.50. You should change the filter each time you clean the NoseFrida.



So, how do you use it? Before I tell you I want to let you know that though it might sound gross, it's really not. Changing a diaper full of poop is grosser than sucking snot out of your child's nose, I promise. 
You put the red piece in your mouth, and the blue tube against the baby's nostril (not inside!), the tip of the tube will form a seal with your baby's nostril and you apply suction. You will be able to hear and see the mucous coming out of your baby's nose.


Elijah has a little congestion going on so I was able to test it on him today and guess what? No tears! The only thing that he tried to do was put it in his mouth (because he tries to put everything in his mouth). I know I will be extremely happy that we have the NoseFrida next time Eli has a bad cold and I need to suck snot in the middle of the night, it was always terrible with the bulb syringe, he would end up waking up screaming and then it took forever to get him back to sleep. I even held the NoseFrida up to my nostril to see how it felt and it is extremely gentle yet effective.


I think every mother of a newborn or toddler should own this. It's so much easier to use and it doesn't make you feel terrible when you have to use it on your child. This would make a perfect baby shower gift for those expecting mamas too, I'm sure they would thank you after their baby's first cold!


If you still aren't convinced then go check out the testimonials and clinical studies!




Buy It:  NoseFrida is available at many small independent baby stores, health food stores, and pharmacies as well as Babies R' Us (online only), Target (online only), and Whole Foods.  

WIN IT!: NoseFrida has generously provided one NoseFrida (a $15 value) and one bag of 20 filters (a $2.50 value) to give away to one of my readers!


*You must leave one comment for each entry. If it says you get 5 entries for something, you must leave 5 comments for them to be all counted. The mandatory entry must be completed for your entries to be valid. Please make sure to leave your email address on your comments so I can contact you if you win!


Mandatory Entry: Go visit NoseFrida and tell me something you learned!

Additional Entries

Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter (1 entry)

Follow @nosefrida on Twitter (1 entry)

Become a fan of NoseFrida on Facebook (1 entry) 

Put one of our buttons on your blog (2 entries. Leave link to where button is) 

Tweet about this giveaway! Win a @nosefrida  "The Snotsucker" from @lepetitowlet http://bit.ly/7Eb9eM (limited to 2 tweets per day. Leave the permalink to your tweet!)

Blog about this giveaway (3 entries. Leave the link to the entry!)


Giveaway open until February 4th at midnight CST. Good luck! 





Disclaimer: I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ. 

65 comments:

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

Just stopping by to urge your readers to buy one of these in case they don't win it. We've used a nosefrida on our son ever since he was a baby, and it is SO much better than a bulb!!

mirpkered said...

I learned that the NoseFrida is safe for everyone from infants to toddlers

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Family of the Cloth said...

I learned that the it is free of BPA and phthalates.

Family of the Cloth said...

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Family of the Cloth said...

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Anastasia said...

I've learned that it has been used by European moms and dads for years! The Europeans are always ahead of us in the States ;)

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Anastasia said...

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

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Beecher said...

Hm, i must say it does *sound* gross. Dh would probably not want to use it. When the baby was about 3mo old she was terribly congested and we bought (AGH! It was so expensive!) a $25 nostril suctioner that was electronic and played music while it worked, except it didn't work, and the battery cover never stayed on from day one, and eventually the baby toted it around just trying to make it play music. She doesn't have many stuffy noses anymore, but when she does it is a FIGHT to get her cleaned out. Thanks for the review! It does sound like a really great product. I might forward some more people to this review to enter who have wee babes still~
Beecher

Sonya @ baby shower ideas said...

This does look like it would be more comfortable for the baby than the regular bulb. And even though you have to literally suck it out, you can tell that the tube is really long, so you won't have to suck it all the way up the tube. I like it.

BoobiesNBabies said...

I learned that Nosefrida is BPA free :)

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

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TheGirl said...

I learned that it was developed by an Ear Nose and Throat specialist. :)

my question is what happens to the snot?
is it easy to clean?

we hate the blue ball of suction! It can be damaging to those sensitive nasal membranes

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Heidi J said...

I learned that it was invented by a doctor and recommended by Dr. Sears!

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heyfreckles said...

I learned it's made in Sweden and Dr. Sears recommends it!

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Christy said...

Will I get the cold my baby has?
No. The hygiene filter prevents mucus transfer from child to user.

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ashley said...

i LOVE the pediatrician letters and other studies available on their website. this really seems like a good product.

ashley said...

i'm a fan :-)

Heidi J said...

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Anonymous said...

I learned that NoseFrida is a painless and effective way to get rid of baby's mucus!
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Jeff Mendoza said...

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