Must Try This! by Jr. Boston
After suffering from so many sore throats from using the Nose Frida, I decided to look for something different. I stumbled across this and decided to give it a shot, even though it sounded weird (but probably not any weirder than sucking the baby's snots out myself I guess lol). This thing has made our lives so much easier when my son has a cold. he HATES getting his nose cleaned and this gets the job done thoroughly and fast. So its spend 5 mins with Nose Frida and still not get everything out, or spend less than 1 min with the Baby Vac and get EVERYTHING out? Baby Vac wins! Its not something you need to use for a quick cleaning but when your baby/child has a cold this will help them so much more.
The Best Thing, Ever!
Best Aspirator We Have Found!
Here is my comparison:
1/ bulb syringe
Works well, but takes too long. Not the easiest to clean properly.
2/ battery operated Graco/Bebesound (same thing) aspirator
Compared to the bulb it is easier to work with and clean afterwards, but not as effective, because the suction is weaker. OK for thin mucus, continuously runny nose. But even for that, if you have a baby like mine, who cannot stay still for half a second, you'll find this little machine to be too slow. (No, the music does not help.)
3/ Japanese "pigeon" aspirator
Supposedly the suction power is controlled by the parent. We were only able to use it effectively for thin mucus, for which the battery operated aspirator was more comfortable to use. Not any faster though.
4/ vacuum attachment nasal aspirator
This is the best, we put away all the others. It's a clear tube, consisting of three parts. The tip is not intrusive, it does not go into the nose, and it is designed so that the snot does not travel into the tube. The other end attaches to the vacuum cleaner. I know, this sounds scary, doesn't it? We were in Europe where we saw it in action (and I thought they must be crazy!) I bought one, tried it on myself when I had a runny nose and also when dry. No, it did not suck my brain out :) Actually, the suction does not feel strong at all, so it is somewhat surprising how well it cleans. Effective and VERY FAST. My baby has no problem with the noise of the vacuum cleaner, but even if yours does, you can turn it off in a few seconds. I clean it immediately after each use (just run water through, hang to dry) and boil in water periodically. Some might find that too much work, but come on...
By the way, I still use it for my (now preschooler) girl, when she does not feel like blowing her nose.
The Reviews are Right!
We too were afraid it would be too strong and tried it on ourselves first, it seemed to be the right suction pressure for our baby so we crossed our fingers and gave it a try. It worked beautifully and we were surprised at how close it was in function to the hospital version. I have to say it works just like the baby nose suction machines they have at the hospital (with just the nose piece not the deep suction tube if you've had that unfortunate experienced with your child) and pulled just as much mucus out.
Our baby is now in daycare and has been hit a little hard this allergy season so we use this about every day right now- he's 5 months old. He actually doesn't cry for this one,I think it it's because there are no surprises, no waiting for a bulb suck out once it's in the nose. He knows when it's on (because of the vacuum sound) and he knows it's a constant flow so he's more ready for it, if that make sense.
Overall an amazing product we highly recommend it.
Absolute Must Have for All Infants/Toddlers!
I would absolutely recommend this. Its not too strong of a suction and ive used it on my 6 year old as well. I actually ordered 3 more for gifts at a baby shower!
1) The baby does not scream her head off while it's being used. If she does pout, it's for a much shorter time.
2) You don't need another set of arms to hold the baby. A bouncer, high-chair, or Bumbo is just fine. It is more difficult to use the Frida when I am by myself.
3) There is no need to purchase additional filters. Baby-Vac will be cheaper than the NoseFrida in the long run.
4) Can be used by a caregiver while Mama (aka snot sucker) is away.
5) It really does seem to be more effective than the Frida and most certainly more effective than the bulb, but not dangerous in any way.
Cleaning in not the simplest, but washing it immediately after use and/or soaking the separated pieces for a few minutes in warm soapy water works really well. The piece that attaches to the vacuum cleaner rarely needs cleaning, but if you do get water in the hose...running the vacuum through it (without part of the cylinder and evacuator attached) for a few minutes will dry the hose. Once you do this 1 time, it is really easy to do. I would certainly not take off a star for this. (Since this review is a comparison to the Frida...yes, the Frida has less parts, but I never feel like the hose on the Frida can get clean or dry properly.
Things to know:
The price on Amazon fluctuates quite a bit.
It comes with two nose adapters. (I am picturing my two kids lined up to get their nose cleaned without having to stop and wash the adapter in between.). As far as I can tell the box does not state where it's manufactured or whether it's BPA free. Honestly though with this type of product, it's not a big worry for me either way.
My box came without any over wrap or tamper evident seal, I thought that was a bit odd. The contents seemed to all be there and unused.
This is absolutely going on my buy/recommend for new Moms list!
by Dorie Boston,
I find that using this product in combination with Saline Mist works best.
Like most parents, I was concerned with the intensity of suction from the vacuum. My husband and I purchased it, brought it over to our pediatrician and he told us that it was fine to use. He did tell us to use it ONLY for a runny nose. He told us not to use it if the nose is dry (blood in boogers from dry air). Easy enough instructions.
I like that this device helps with extracting the liquid that my son cannot do on his own. He can't blow his nose yet so this allows us to do it for him. He even points to the vacuum to ask us to suck his boogs out.
We bought one for my brother-in-law who has a 6-month-old. He's on his third child and he said he wishes he would have known about this earlier. It really makes your child's cold more tolerable.
Now about device, it is as simple as it goes, you connect it to you vacuum insert tip into baby nose and watch as it gets cleaned up. Do not, I repeat do not worry about air pressure, in this devise there is 3 chambers and by the time it gets to your baby nose it is perfectly gentle and just perfect to clean nose without causing any issues. I am currently using it on 3 years old, 2 years old and 3 month old. My 3 months old got staffed nose and could not sleep at night but 30 second cleaning before sleep time and we sleep like a baby. Before I inserted into my baby nose I did try it on myself so if you have any doubts just stick it into your own nose and you see. This thing is a life saver and in my older baby case ear saver for the past 2 years. I got one for my house and 3 as a present to my newly parents friends and that was the best present they got (well almost). The big difference between this one and other baby aspirators is the NON gross factor that you do not need to suck it by mouth YAK!!! And it actually works much better because it created constant gentle air pressure.
I've tried a nose frida, the pigeon brand nose vacuum, a graco nasal aspirator and of course the hospital issue bulb syringe... and this blew all of them out of the water!
Yes it's a bit of a hassle attaching it to your vacuum, but once you see the results... you can't use anything else.
The only downside is that it's not very portable, but I take the nose frida or the nose vacuum when I'm out and about.
I wish I had this with my first child who is now 3. She will actually ask for us to use this... Yes, I am dead serious! She ASKS for this!
Don't hesitate, buy this for your child.
One parent recommands this one as they are very frustrated with the same problem that I have. Give it a try. It does work!
This produce is truely a smartest invention. It worth every penny that I paid. Hightly recommand.
The only thing is the home vaccum that attached to the unit is so loud that the noise scares him. I am looking for a portable and quiet operation vaccum.
I was shocked at the amount of mucous that it sucked out, and my vacuum isn't even that strong. His snot came out so fast that my son, who usually hates this ritual, didn't even have time to cry. For any of you parents out there that haven't bought this yet, stop wasting your time and get this Baby Vac now!
Pros: Works fast, gets it all out (unless you have a horrible vacuum), easy to set up and easy to use. Don't have to worry about going too far into the nasal passage and causing bloody noses, etc.
Cons: Have to get out the vacuum each time...but this is a small price to pay when it allows my little ones to breathe at night!
BTW, shipping from mybabyvac.com was super fast as well.
Don't hesitate, buy this item
Sounds crazy using a vacuum cleaner attachment to clean out your baby's nose - and it will freak out your mother-in-law at first glance, but it is fantastic and it does not suck out brains as you might think. Somehow the power of the vacuum is diffused into the right amount of suction. Believe me, I tried it on myself first. Amazing! What a great invention. Wish I'd invented it! My 2 year old isn't exactly a fan of having anything up his nose, but I bribed him into putting this in his own nose. We make a game out of it now. When he is sick, I leave the vacuum plugged into an outlet in the corner of the kitchen and it is much nicer visiting the vacuum "station" once an hour, than going through a box of tissues each day. No more chapped nose! My 4 month old isn't a fan either, but the key to little babies is to make sure their mouth is open. Operation is easy. My vacuum has an attachment that fits one end of the vacuum tube, and gets narrow for edge cleaning on the other. I invert that attachment so the edger part goes inside the vacuum tube. The aspirator tube then fits on the exposed end. Onto that aspirator tube, you attach one of the 2 different nose hole attachments. I've only used the smallest so far and it works on both me and my kids. I find it works best if you move it around a little when vacuuming the nose out.
This is much better than a bulb because:
(1) You can see what you are getting
(2) I can get out more goobers than a bulb since you have unlimited suction
(3) Easy to clean - enables me to see that it is clean with no germs left lurking around
(4) For wiggly kids - if you miss the first nose attempt, the air is still being drawn so keep trying until you land on the nose hole.
(5) You can't stab your kid way up inside their nose. This fits right inside the nose hole and can't accidentally go up too far.
(1) For home use, this is the best by far. It is well worth it. So glad I gave it a try!
(2) Looking for a creative baby shower gift that nobody else will think of AND you want her to remember what you gave her...here ya go!
When I heard you have to attach it to your normal household vacuum (7 and 13 Amps. or 700-1500 Watts) I thought she must've have lost her mind to use such a thing on a baby!... But she insisted to at least look at some of the videos on youtube, so I did it out of curiosity and wow!...almost threw up watching the amount of stuff being pulled out of those tiny nostrils...
"Eeeewww!", I said to myself, and "Nah...that was too good to be true"!
I then went on google to look for BAD ONLY reviews hoping to get back to her and let her know she was wrong...
I could NOT find one, NOT ONE bad review for the life of me!!! I was totally intrigued by this, thinking how come none of the parents were reporting having their babies brain being sucked up by this "horrifying" invention!
So, I bought one ONLY for the purpose of starring at it (or so I thought).
I was able to find it here, in the states, at this website. Super fast shipping, great communication (by email only). The seller even helped me when I needed some replacement parts ,the now 2 vacuums that I own, on almost all my small kids (from the baby one to the 2 years old, then 5, then 6 years old,- last ones when they're too lazy to bother blowing their nose).
Do not hesitate! Go and purchase one! You will NEVER EVER regret it! On the opposite! YOU will be the one letting other parents, friends, relatives know about it! "Arianna Baby Vac" is by far, the best of the best product out there when you have babies, toddlers, small children and stuffy noses! They will be able to breath peacefully and you will be able to sleep (finally!) :)
I asked myself so many times how in the world I survived with my older one during that whole time when I did NOT know about this amazing product!
A little something else for you to (maybe) consider: if your household vacuum is way too noisy, which might be scary a bit for some babies/toddlers (although you only have to spend about 10-20 seconds to clear, ugh! you'll be in shock! that much chunk of mucus), I got a great tip: "Try Miele Vacuum!" :), Unbelievable quiet household vacuum...