Top 5 Nasal Aspirators of 2013

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Few parenting jobs in the early days of a baby's life are less pleasant than getting the mucous out of a baby's nose. However, it is a very necessary job. Infants are unable to blow their noses or clear mucous secretions from their nose and lungs on their own. The nasal aspirator uses one of several methods of suction to remove these secretions from the nose, allowing the baby to breathe clearly again. Each parent seems to have their own favourite product for performing this task, but parents around the world tend to agree on a few outstanding nasal aspirators that make the job as pleasant and simple as it can possibly be.
1 BabyVac Nasal Aspirator
BabyVac Nasal Aspirator

This innovative nasal aspirator uses the power of a household vacuum cleaner to keep the baby's nose clear. It consists of three parts: the evacuator which seals against the nostril, a collecting cylinder for the secretions, and a tube with an adapter to fit into the attachment hose of a vacuum. Though initially the thought of using a vacuum to suction something as delicate as an infant's nose seems incongruous, the suction is actually engineered to be gentle yet effective in removing nasal secretions, and many doctors recommend BabyVac.


2 NoseFrida the Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
NoseFrida the Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

NoseFrida is a Swedish-made nasal aspirator developed and approved by doctors. Referred to as The Snotsucker, it uses human power to provide a strong suction that does not harm the baby. The simple system consists of a mouthpiece, a long tube, and a shorter, larger tube to place against the nostril. The system is easy to keep clean, which avoids spreading sickness.


3 Graco BebeSounds NasalClear Nasal Aspirator
Graco BebeSounds NasalClear Nasal Aspirator

The advantage of this battery-operated nasal aspirator is the continuous suction it offers. Parents can turn the suction on and off by simply depressing a button. In addition, the NasalClear aspirator can play one of twelve different children's songs to amuse the baby during this sometimes unpleasant process.


4 BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator
BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator

The BabyComfyNose aspirator uses manual suction to clear the nasal passages. It consists of a soft tip for insertion into the nostril connected to a collection receptacle. This then connects to a mouthpiece for the parent via plastic tubing. The parents can provide the necessary level of suction to relieve the baby without fear of getting sick themselves because of the precisely engineered design.


5 Hospital's Choice Nasal Aspirator
Hospital's Choice Nasal Aspirator

This nasal aspirator is the one most parents are familiar with. The aspirator is the shape of a lightbulb, with a pointed end intended for insertion into the nostril. This shape is why it is commonly referred to as a bulb syringe. The use of this type of nasal aspirator is exceedingly simple, which explains why hospitals worldwide use it for newborns.


Proper Use of an Aspirator

The correct way to use a nasal aspirator depends on the model. A quick drop or two of saline in the baby's nostril gets things flowing and make it simpler to suction secretions out. When using a bulb syringe, the classic nasal aspirator, simply squeeze the bulb away from the baby and then place against the nostril. This creates a vacuum. Slowly release the bulb and it suctions out mucous from the nose. Then, remove the syringe, quickly squeeze the bulb to remove any secretions into a tissue or trash can, and repeat the process as necessary. Newer types of nasal aspirators may use a different process. Some are automated and perform the suctioning process with the touch of a button. Others use a long tube with a mouthpiece on one end and a nozzle on the other. No matter which method parents use, they should be sure to clean and dry the device thoroughly after use to avoid mould or contamination. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for a specific nasal aspirator to be sure the baby is safe and comfortable.

How to Buy Nasal Aspirators on eBay

Purchasing a nasal aspirator on eBay is a simple process. You can begin your search by entering your keywords into the search bar located on any eBay page. This returns any listings with your keywords in their title. To narrow your results, you can use more specific keywords. Additionally, there are many different options available within the results page to help focus your results, such as categories, distance, condition, and more. To make purchases on eBay even simpler, there is an easy to understand feedback system in place. Buyers and sellers can leave feedback for each other on every purchase, creating a track record for positive buying experiences. You can rest assured that your nasal aspirator purchase goes smoothly so you can focus on your child, not your purchases.
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