Mold in nasal aspirator
You think that you are helping your baby when you clear out his/her stuffy little nose… but think again!
Last week when our baby was sick, I got out our nasal aspirator and when I squeezed it, I noticed a odor. I decided to see what was going on, and sure enough- our nasal aspirator was filled with mold! The worst part is that I had always cleaned them after each “sickness”. I would fill a bowl with HOT soapy water and suck the water into it and squeeze it back out. I thought this was helping, but I guess it wasn’t. When I checked another one that I had (that I hadn’t cleaned), it was the same way- filled with mold. Since you can’t dry the inside, it just becomes a mold breeding ground!
Our kids are already at risk for breathing problems. Each of our kids have use nebulizers on regular basis’ in their first few years and it is scary to think that I was just adding another ‘risk’ by using a mold-filled aspirator!
I read online that a good alternative is the NoseFrida nasal aspirator (also known as the snot sucker).
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