Sunday, March 28, 2010


My daughter was three and a half months old when she caught her first cold. Old enough to not panic us (after all, she was our second child! We'd been through this before!) and yet new and young enough to completely panic us. (She's so snotty! And unhappy! Hon, do you remember C being this MAD about not being able to breathe through his nose?)

Babies and colds are two things that shouldn't go together.

It was the middle of the night. So, I ran the shower hot and closed off the bathroom and held an angrily ANGRILY crying baby (who really just wanted to go to sleep, damn it, and WTH was with these parents she'd gotten?? Didn't we know that LOUD RUNNING WATER was not conducive to sleep?)

It would have been so much easier if we'd had something that worked especially well on babies sensitive and small noses.

Like this one: The hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator.

Developed with pediatricians, hydraSense® is the leading brand in saline solutions for the whole family. The hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator is a gentle and safe way to relieve your baby’s nasal congestion quickly and effectively. It helps to maintain clear breathing and to facilitate eating and sleeping. Its soft nasal tip is specifically designed for babies’ delicate noses and its transparent design allows for you to see the amount and type of mucus that is being removed. hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator has a protective single-use filter that traps excess mucus, providing hygienic aspiration. The tip and base of the aspirator are easily removable for effective cleaning after each use. Unlike squeezable nasal aspirators, the hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator allows you to control the strength of the suction with your aspiration.

Although I'm certain CERTAIN R still wouldn't have liked anyone messing with her nose, this sounds like it would have soothed her chokey-stuffiness and maybe soothed the wrath of the hungry and sleep-deprived.

Video about how to use the product can be seen here:

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