Relieving Congestion in Babies


Multiplesheaven.com Writer

As a parent of twins, I understand firsthand the difficulty of caring for two sick children. It’s especially aggravating when the remedies you’re using, such as saline drops, don’t seem to be working to relieve their congestion. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a different solution that has worked wonders for my twins: the nosefrida.

What is the Nosefrida and How Does It Work

Relieving Congestion in Babies

Nosefrida, for those who are unfamiliar, is a nasal aspirator that uses suction to remove mucus from a baby’s nostrils. It may appear a little disgusting at first, but trust me when I say it is a lifesaver. My twins were born with colds and have been fighting them since. They were constantly congested and struggling to breathe because the saline drops weren’t cutting it. That’s when I came across the nosefrida.

My Experience Using the Aspirator for My Congested Twins

Nasal aspirators, according to the NHS website, can be a safe and effective way to remove mucus from a baby’s nostrils. The nosefrida works by gently sucking out mucus, making it easier for your child to breathe. It was extremely effective at clearing out my twins’ nostrils and providing much-needed relief.

I was skeptical at first, but I was desperate to find something that would help my poor babies. And, believe me, the nosefrida did not disappoint. It was extremely effective at removing mucus from their nostrils, and they were able to breathe more easily right away. I even noticed that they slept better and felt more at ease after using it.

Now, I’ll admit that my twins did not enjoy the experience. Every time I used the nosefrida on them, they squirmed and cried. That’s why I found it useful to wrap them in a towel before using them. It contained their arms and made it easier for me to keep them still while using the nosefrida. It was a small cost to pay for the relief it provided.

Tips for Using the Nasal Aspirator Effectively and Safely

Relieving Congestion in Babies

The nosefrida is an easy-to-use tool for relieving congestion in babies and young children. Here’s how to put it to use:

  • First, make sure you have everything you need, including the nasal aspirator, a clean filter, and tissues.
  • If your child is resistant to having their nostrils suctioned, you can keep their arms contained by wrapping them in a towel or blanket.
  • Place the filter into the nasal aspirator. This will help keep mucus from entering the tube and entering your mouth.
  • Place the aspirator gently against your child’s nostril, mouthpiece facing you.
  • Suction out the mucus with the mouthpiece. This may need to be repeated several times to completely clear the nostril.
  • After finishing one nostril, switch to the other and repeat the process.

When you’re finished, throw away the used filter and wash the nosefrida with warm water and soap.


Overall, the nosefrida has proven to be a game changer for my twins’ colds. It may not be the most pleasant experience, but the immediate relief it provides is well worth it. I highly recommend it to any parent of sick twins (or really any sick baby for that matter). Just make sure to follow the instructions and don’t use it for more than three days in a row, as recommended by the NHS website.

Finally, the nasal aspirator has been a lifesaver for my twins and their chronic colds. It’s not the most glamorous solution, but it’s incredibly effective and has helped my babies a lot.

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