This snot sucker changed my life

by Essentials on January 10, 2011

in Rampant Consumerism, The Kid

Like most new parents, we have had in our arsenal the standard bulb sucker. Which, you know, fine whatever. It’s a tool designed to suck snot from a little person’s nose, it’s not supposed to be glamorous or anything.

But I think I was bulb sucker-impaired. Because it just..well, it just never sucked enough. Which was fine when Jackson just had the sniffles, but then he got his first real cold. And let me tell you, that bulb sucker just did not cut it.

Luckily, during our mass FSA spending spree, we had gotten what would turn out to change my snot sucking life.

Guys, this is the Nose Frida:

Ok, so the Nose Frida is kind of intimidating and gross sounding when you first read/hear about it. You put one end in babies nose and with the other end you–yes YOU, as in your own lung power–suck out the snot.

Seriously, sounds disgusting. My husband almost gagged the first time he saw me use it. But folks, I’m here to tell you that 1) no snot comes anywhere near your mouth and 2) this thing is FREAKING AMAZING.

The amount of gunk this thing gets compared to the bulb sucker is astronomical. When Jackson got sick, the bulb sucker couldn’t keep up, whereas the Nose Frida? Well, she (why yes, I’m pretty sure it’s a she) was cutting through that nonsense so my kiddo could breathe again. I love her.

Now, there are some downsides. For starters, at least for my kid, Nose Frida is not accepted with any more goodwill than the bulb sucker. Yeah, I think that one just comes down to kids not liking having their noses forcibly emptied. Secondly, this thing can take a fair amount of lung power…so you know, take breaks so you don’t black out trying to get all the snot.

But overall? This snot sucker changed my life

(You can purchase Nose Frida at various retail shops, as well as at,,

This has not been a paid post–I just used this thing and love it and think you should know about it. If that’s ever not the case,  you’ll be the first ones to know!

Lisa January 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Hmm, I’m not sure I have the lung power to match the bulb syringe. I can get some pretty good suction with that. Especially good if I hold her other nostril shut, but she hates that part. The nose sucker itself, not so much, but try touching the other nostril at the same time? So not cool.

Alexis January 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Just had a great visual of you passed on on the floor in a puddle of boogers thanks to the exertion of the NoseFrida. Thanks for the tip, and the laugh!

Elizabeth January 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

We have these sitting in a drawer waiting to be used–so I’m glad you’ve liked yours!

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