A few months ago I was very kindly sent out a couple of baby nasal aspirators from Nosiboo, one a manual aspirator (Colibri Nozzle) that requires some strong lungs and the other a fully automatic plug-in version.
If you have ever had a newborn baby I have no doubt already that you will know what I am talking about but at a few weeks old babies develop snot … by the bucket full. However being a tiny baby they can’t blow their noses, which would be fine if it weren’t for the fact babies only breathe through their noses!
Add in new parent anxiety that in fairness occurs for each and every child you ever have and there are a few weeks of nightmares as your little one develops the snots. So a nasal aspirator can be really helpful for these occasions, although its helpful too for allergy sufferers and even colds!
The Colibri nozzle came in its little box all ready to go and we loved the fact it could easily be slipped inside a nappy bag and you could take it everywhere but the question was … did it work?
We thought the Colibri nozzle was super easy to use and was really effective compared to a similar brand which we needed a degree to workout how to clean! This aspirator however all came apart easily making far less stressful to put back together again too!
The Colibri Nozzle I personally think is a reasonable price as it currently retails on Amazon for £11.20 so more than acceptable on price and can certainly recommend it.
Nosiboo Babycare Nasal Aspirator
When this product arrived I have to say although I didn’t want to like it I did.
The machine itself is rather cute looking aesthetically but more than aesthetics it was really easy to use. Once you pop the suction head parts together, put the tube in the machine and the plug into the electrics (mere minutes) and your good to go.
You don’t need a degree for this product either and so it can be used really quickly meaning you can snot grab at speed. Compared to the manual Colibri Nozzle this machine is the daddy of all aspirators with its adjustable suction that can be altered for the age of the child or baby.
We found this aspirator much more successful even on the really thick green snot that is super sticky and so overall it was super effective.
I did worry about the noise in the beginning as after all machines are noisy and it should be expected, this one is no different if you have a mega jumpy baby it might startle slightly, however Jacob is a massive fan of white noise from vacuum cleaners, washing machines and hair dryers so the noise certainly didn’t bother him in the slightest.
As a parent my main concern with this aspirator was the fact I might hurt Jacob, after all bunging something attached to the mains up his nostrils is not something I ever thought I would do and so it certainly put my mind at rest that this product had certified as a medical device and is backed by medical professionals and specialists.
I am obviously not going to lie, it currently retails on Amazon for £115 and so is certainly not a cheap option but then I think you get what you pay for with this machine. It worked beautifully at taking out the snot and mucus my new baby suffered with, which did help with making sure he could feed well.
We are still using this machine almost 4 months on when the need arises and the snot is back, although pricey I am not sure now how we would have dealt with a snotty, hungry, screaming baby without it in those early days if I am honest.
Disclaimer: We were sent these products for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse