The Arianna Baby Vac
Life has it's ups and downs. One of those 'downs' is the common cold. It effects everyone at some point. It is next to impossible not to be exposed to any of the over 200 rhinoviruses that cause the condition. There is no cure, but the symptoms are easily managed for the week or so that it lasts. But for that week, the runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough can make you miserable. The only good thing is that is not life-threatening, as a rule, regardless of how you may feel at the time.
Babies are very susceptible to the rhinoviruses, they haven't had time enough to develop immunities. In fact, colds are the very tool babies need to develop those immunities. But they suffer from the symptoms just like adults do. Actually, they may suffer a bit more. Up until 6 months of age, babies have a bias towards breathing through their noses. Congested nasal passages make breathing much more uncomfortable for them.
There are other health issues associated with an untreated runny nose. Mucous can drain back into the throat if not removed, and can cause irritation, sore throat, and coughing. It can even drain into the inner ear through the Eustachian Tube, and cause infections and ear aches.
There many things you can do for your baby to ease this situation. One thing you do not want to do is give your baby any antihistamines or decongestants, even over-the-counter ones, unless specifically told to do so by your baby's doctor. They can have side-effects that your baby is not able to deal with, yet. The best way to clear baby's breathing passages is by using a nasal aspirator.
Nasal aspirators have been around for a long time. The most basic type is just a bulb-syringe. There are also manually operated devices that work sort of like siphoning gas from a car, and battery powered ones. These have biological filters in them to protect against contamination.
One of the most innovative models is the Arianna Baby Vac. This nasal aspirator uses the efficiency of your vacuum cleaner (but not the full power, obviously...) to safely and comfortably remove excess mucous from your baby's sinuses. It's quite simple, really. It only has three parts, an evacuator, and collecting cylinder, and a vacuum cleaner adapter. To use it, you just insert the evacuator into the collecting cylinder, and attach the vacuum cleaner adapter to the attachment hose on you vacuum cleaner. Then all you have to do is turn on your vacuum cleaner, hold your baby in your lap in an upright position, and gently hold the evacuator to the baby's nostril. You can see the excess mucous being removed. When that side is done, just repeat for the other nostril.
The Arianna Baby vac is more comfortable for you baby because nothing is actually inserted into their nostril. It's also easier on their tender nasal tissues. The noise of the vacuum may initially startle your baby, but you run the cleaner most days anyway, so he/she should quickly get used to the noise. It really is one of the best nasal aspirator systems you can use in the home.
The Arianna Baby Vac nasal aspirator has been clinically tested in institutions like the Universitat Ulm Klinik in Germany, and the Medical University Vienna, in Austria. Their research proved conclusively that the Arianna Baby Vac is a safe and effective method for clearing blocked nasal passages and removing excess mucous. The Arianna Baby Vac has received numerous endorsements from health care specialists all over the world.
using any type of nasal aspirator, you should always irrigate the baby's nasal
passages with a saline solution to loosen up dried mucous. Dried mucous will
hurt when it comes loose, and can damage nasal tissue.
When your baby is ill, you want the best tools you can get. Your baby deserves the best. Your baby deserves the Arianna Baby Vac.