Beat Your Baby’s Cold with Naspira
If you’re a mom of an infant, you need to know that despite your best efforts, they will get a cold before their first year. It might not be anything too severe, but any illness or change in routine can make your baby cranky. It goes without saying that an infant can’t voluntarily blow his nose, so how do you get rid of his congestion?
Even up to just a few years ago, you would have used a bulb syringe. You know the thing they use in the hospital to clear your newborn’s airway by sucking the fluids out?
With my first son, I hoarded the one I came home with from the hospital, for I’m sad to say, 2 years. When he’d get a stuffy nose, I used a combination of saline rinse and this syringe to try and suck out the mucus in his nasal passages. It was working OK, I guess, but I could almost always hear more in there that I couldn’t get to.
It’s been seven years in between my sons, and I’m ecstatic to say that within that time, the makers of family favorite Neti Pot, NeilMed have developed a better, gentler, more complete way to help your child breathe when he has a cold: the Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator.
So how does this crazy looking contraption work? Simple as using a straw. Place the bulb end into your baby’s nostril, put the orange tip into your mouth, and as you would suck through a straw, suck gently and you will be pulling the nasties out from way back in your child’s nasal passages.
I know, I know, if you’re anything like my friends and family, you are probably saying, “EW! I don’t want to suck snot out of my kid’s nose!” But let me tell you, once you use the Naspira and see the results it produces, you will never go back to that old orange syringe. Several friends who are moms of young babies told me the same thing–they were totally grossed out at the idea of using it. But once I assured them that through the Naspira’s filtered design, they weren’t actually going to get any of the mucus in their mouths, they gave it a try and couldn’t believe how much better it worked than their old methods.
Here are a few reasons why you’ll want to give the NeilMed Naspira a try:
–You don’t have to only use it as a nasal-oral aspirator; you can remove the tubing and use the bulb by itself.
–The tip of the bulb is made of soft silicone that won’t hurt your baby’s delicate nasal openings.
–You can take apart the Naspira completely and sanitize all parts, something you definitely cannot do with the old bulb aspirator! I had a feeling mine was never fully clean, but I was too scared to cut it open and look. YUCK.
–Using the Naspira is a natural, gentle way to clear your baby’s nose without having to give him any medication.
So are you convinced and ready to make the switch? You can find the NeilMed Naspira at a ton of retailers, including WalMart, Target, Rite Aid, and Amazon. You can also order now from neilmed.com and use code MOMSBLOG for $3 off your purchase!