A clogged nose will make for a very irritable and fussy baby, making it harder for them to sleep especially at night. This means no restful night for you and your baby.
While grown-ups can easily blow their noses when they have the sniffles, babies have not acquired the “skill” of blowing their noses. With the help of a baby nasal aspirator, you can suck out the mucus building up and clogging your baby’s nose.
The size of baby nasal aspirator actually depends on what type you are looking to get. There are battery-operated nasal aspirators and there are manual aspirators.
You will find that leading names in baby products have nasal aspirators which means that you can easily get one from a brand that you trust and prefer.
Battery-Operated Baby Nasal Aspirator
This type of baby nasal aspirator usually comes with soothing musical sounds to help distract the baby as you are sucking out the mucus from his nose. The size of baby nasal aspirator for this type is usually around 9.2 inches in length and 5.6 inches in width.
The size of the sucking tube is just about 1.9 inches in diameter at the widest part and just a few centimeters for the tip.
Parents who opt to go with this type of nasal aspirator do so because they find it easier to use, it works faster plus the soothing sounds the aspirator plays are an added bonus to keep the baby’s attention away from the sucking tube inserted in his nose.
Most brands have the same size of baby nasal aspirator for this type.
Manual Baby Nasal Aspirator
This type of baby nasal aspirator usually requires the parent or an adult to suck out the mucus through a tube whose tip the parents will be placing in their mouths and the other end just at the opening of the baby’s nose.
The size of baby nasal aspirator for this type is usually around 7.1 inches long for the slim tube whose tip will be placed inside the parent’s mouth; and 3 inches for the tube at the other end of the aspirator which the baby’s mucus will pass through first before going through the slimmer tube.
Since the tube will be clear, parents will see the mucus passing through which will then help them see up to which point they can suck so as to avoid the mucus from entering the parent’s mouth.
Another type of manual nasal aspirator works like a pump where the tip will be placed through the baby’s nose and the parent will pump out the mucus by squeezing the aspirator.
The size of baby nasal aspirator for this type is around 3 inches high and 2 inches wide. This may come in character and animal designs to make them more appealing to the babies, helping to distract them as the mucus is being pumped out from their noses.