Different types of nasal aspiratorLets take a look at the different types of nasal aspirators available on the market.
Bulb nasal aspirator
The verdictA low priced “use once and throw away” solution for removing runny snot from your baby’s nose.
Human suction nasal aspiratorsDon’t’ understand how this nasal aspirator works? I’ll give you a hint: Parent powered As you may have guessed, a nasal aspirator generates vacuum by you sucking on the mouthpiece. Using the above picture as an example, the blue tube goes in the nose, the red piece goes in your mouth…. Then you give the mouthpiece a good suck to draw out the snot. Ugh.. Gross! I don’t want to inhale snot! I know, it’s a thought that makes you want to gag. But here’s the good news… Any snot that is sucked out is caught and collected in the container… For you to eat later (kidding!). No snot will enter your mouth. But what about the germs? Your baby is most likely snotty due to a cold. You don’t want to get it yourself, do you Fortunately any quality nasal aspirator that requires you to suck on it is going to include a replaceable filter system; designed to prevent germs from reaching your mouth.
The verdictProbably the most effective type of nasal aspirator, suction is entirely controlled by your mouth but isn’t for those of you who are easily disgusted.
Electric nasal aspiratorThis nasal aspirator requires no squeezing, sucking, or anything that remotely resembles manual labor. Woohoo! Lazy parents rejoice! Simply push the on button, shove it up your baby’s nose (gently, of course) and wait for the snot to drain. Pretty easy, huh? Electric nasal aspirators provide continuous suction. That stubborn booger that is holding on to your baby’s nostril for dear life doesn’t stand a chance. It sounds too easy… What’s the catch? While the suction of electric nasal aspirators is constant, it is not necessarily the strongest. Manufacturers seem to have deliberately put a limit on the amount of suction these aspirators can produce, and the suction cannot be adjusted. Probably so you don’t suck your baby’s brain out of the nose. As result of the weaker suction, electric nasal aspirators work best on thin, runny snot. While some electric nasal aspirators have an AC adapter, that majority will run off batteries. Like all battery operated baby gear, it can be frustrating to have the batteries die on you in the middle of using it.
The verdictA great automated approach to clearing your baby’s blocked nose. It’s just a shame about the weaker suction.
The three best baby nasal aspiratorsIt’s time to take a look at the leading nasal aspirators on the market. These nasal aspirators were designed specifically for babies and they do their job incredibly well.
Bubzi Co Nasal Aspirator
BoogieBulb Nasal Aspirator
- HOSPITAL GRADE NOSE SUCTION. Every Time You Use or your cash back! . We also guarantee this is the best baby nasal...
- EASY TO USE. Simply twist bulb back on after cleaning to reuse. Soft Rubber and Narrow Tip syringe make it easier to...
- EASY TO CLEAN and dry to completely eliminate mold build up. No other nasal aspirator/nose sucker on the market can...
Update 2018The new BoogieBulb can now be cleaned and dried to eliminate mold! Despite my constant warnings about bulb style nasal aspirators, parents are still going to buy them. As a result I am going to include the greatest bulb type nasal aspirator in this list. The BoogieBulb… a truly reusable bulb nasal aspirator. At first glance this may seem like your ordinary nose bulb. For the most part, it is. However, upon giving the bulb a twist you will find that it seperates into two different distinct sections. The ability for the aspirator to come apart gives it a huge advantage over every other bulb nasal aspirator on the market. It is easy to clean. With proper cleaning this bulb will never see mold or mildew build up, a common problem among other nose bulbs. As far as sucking snot from your baby’s nose goes, the BoogieBulb is just as efficient as any other bulb aspirator on the market. A narrow tip will allow you to insert the tip further up your baby’s nose if you so choose. Again, I don’t like bulb aspirators but if you are determined to head down this route then you can do no better. Click here for price and user reviews.