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Parents Swear By This Tool That Sucks Out Your Baby's Snot

One of the joys of being a parent is being exposed to all the new bodily fluids that come out of your baby.

Sometimes, it's poop. Other times, vomit. Then, there's good, old-fashioned snot which is what we're going to dive into in this article. Yeah, being a parent is glamorous.

If you've ever struggled with clearing boogers out of your little one's nose, you might want to give this odd but useful tool a snot... uh, I mean shot.

Parents, if you are using one of those turkey-baster contraptions to clear boogers, stop.

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In my experience, these things do not work. I've also always wondered how people were able to get their kid to hold still while they used them.

Instead, try one of these.

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While there are a few different brands on the market, the most popular is NoseFrida (the Snotsucker) by Fridababy. This inexpensive and handy tool will literally suck the snot out of your baby's nose.

How does it work?

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The snot straw is placed into the baby's nostril. The parent puts the red tip into their mouth and begins sucking on it. The air travels down the tubes and pulls the boogers out into the straw.

If you're feeling squemish, don't worry. There is a filter so the boogers will never come in contact with your mouth.

Here's what it looks like in action.

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I've used it on my son and it's really not as gross as it sounds. Also, when you have a sick and congested baby, you're pretty much willing to do anything to make them feel better.

Parents love it, babies do not.

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Yes, my son also looks like this when I use it on him. When he was younger he didn't seem to mind it, but it's a bit more of a battle now.

And when I say parents love it, they really love it.

The NoseFrida has over 9,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 star rating. It is very popular among new parents and I even put one on my baby registry.

So, even though most new parents never expected to find themselves sucking snot out of their child's nose, it'll soon become a way of life.

Yes, this is #DadLife. Welcome to the club!

If you talk to a parent who has used one, they will tell you it is an essential item.

Just suck it up (heh heh) and buy one. You won't regret it. You might even want two for the upcoming winter cold and flu season.

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