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2,60...5 of 2,686 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars IT SUCKS BOOGIES & catches them in a tube to eat later, December 2, 2010By Moobs (New York, NY) - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Nosefrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator (Baby Product)my wife has tiny nostrils. i can't fit any of my fingers in her nose...it's amazing she can breathe through her nose at all. consequently, our son is also lacking in the nostril-diameter department. he gets boogies...he can't breathe very well...he gets upset. it's been like that since he was born, whenever that was...recently. i forget, but i digress. we came home from the hospital with a pretty decent nose-sucking bulb...it did a reasonably OK job of sucking out boogers...and was reasonably firm and springy. but then our dog ate it. so, i tried to find a replacement. not all bulbs are created equal, i soon found out. some were too hard to squeeze and didn't spring back quickly enough. others were too soft to suck anything out and just sat there, mocking me. i tried at least four different replacement bulbs, none of which were as good as the one from the hospital. we even tried a fancy battery powered nose vacuum that made a whirring sound but produced nary a single lump of green gold. while ordering the various, useless bulbs i also ordered this thing - the nosefrida - on a whim thinking i was probably wasting $13.
BOY WAS I WRONG.
this thing works. it sucks boogers out of noses. it even stores them in a little tube to eat later. or, you can just wash them out in the sink. anyway...it works better than any of the other things we tried...and we tried pretty much everything. there's a technique to it:
- suck in quick short bursts with your mouth muscles first...to loosen things up- then, suck in long hoover-style bursts to get those boogies out- if the boogies get stuck near the surface, try pulling the end of the thing out a little mid-suck a few times- use a tissue or q-tip to get any nose goblins that are loitering anywhere accessible- repeat
if i was a professional booger sucker...and it was my job to suck the snot out of noses 8 hours a day, i would insist on using this thing. but i would want a longer tube, and a holster.