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When our son was born 3 years ago, the hospital sent us home with a bulb syringe. It didn’t take me long to realize that the device was problematic at best and, most likely, toxic at worst. Shortly afterwards, those nasty pictures of what parents found when they cut it open started to circulate around social media. I was horrified. Truly, my only consolation was that I never quite figured out how to use that device, so we never put it in our son’s nose. We made the switch to a nasal-oral suction aspirator and never looked back!
Even before we had kids, my husband and I had been using NeilMed® products for years. I’m a huge believer that regular use of a neti pot can help prevent illness and ease terrible seasonal allergies like the ones found right here in San Antonio (like our savage oak & mold). I also know for a fact that using it when you’re sick is a great way to help open up your sinus passage and kept it from becoming majorly infected. Now, my husband HATES the neti pot designs we have tried, because he feels like he’s drowning or as he called it “being water boarded,” but he loves NeilMed’s Sinus Rinse bottle! It works great for him. I think it’s fantastic that NeilMed has so many options for their customers, and now their Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator is on the market making parents’ lives easier and kids’ lives happier and healthier.
We’ve been very blessed with healthy children, but the times that our (now) toddler has had major-can’t-breathe-congestion, the nasal-oral aspirator has been invaluable! This is especially true of when he was still breastfeeding. It is so frustrating for a breastfeeding child not to be able to breathe through their nose. It makes breastfeeding miserable for both mom and baby when it should be helping baby get those great antibodies.
NeilMed® has come up with a unique design where the device can be used as a NasaBulb Aspirator or for Nasal-Oral Suction. The best part is no matter which way you choose to use the device, it can be dissembled quickly and easily for sterilization, either by boiling on the stove or in the microwave. Transparency is guaranteed with the high-grade silicone Naspira since the barrel and tubing are clear. Versatility and ease of use were huge selling points for my old-fashioned husband. You’ll know that it’s clean and you don’t have to worry about there being any hidden mold that could hurt baby like in a traditional bulb syringe. Speaking of gross, I know that many parents dislike the idea of nasal-oral suction because they think they’re going to end up with snot in their mouth, but it CANNOT happen. NeilMed has designed the Naspira with disposable filters that prevent mucus entering the tubing and reaching the mouth. You don’t need to be disgusted by or afraid to use this super handy device! Trust me, you want one!
To buy your very own Naspira for your littles, head over to NeilMed.com and use code MOMSBLOG for $3 off your purchase!
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