Baby Nasal Aspirators And Inhalers

It’s that time of year again where we bring out the heaters, humidifiers, ultrasonic humidifiers and whatever else we can get our hands on to make sure our little ones do not get congested. We know they are going to get ill at least once over the winter period, but when they are congested on top of that it’s a nightmare!

Below is a great list of all the options to help you, help them.

1. Baby Vac Nasal Aspirator

Price: R269,

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I had to start with this one. Basically it’s an aspirator that attaches to your vacuum… yes you read right. But don’t be alarmed by this concept, millions of other moms are swearing by this little gadget. Recommended by ENT and pediatricians for 0 – 6 years of age (although I very much doubt a child past 1 years of age will allow you to do this), simply attach the hose of the cleaner adapter to a common household vacuum cleaner/hoover and let the magic happen. Why a vacuum cleaner? Because this is the only appliance which is in almost each and every household and can provide a consistent and controlled suction. It’s also quick and painless and helps prevent respiratory tract related diseases.

Here is a video to show you how it works:

2. Dreambaby – Nasal Aspirator

Price: R45,


Easy to use aspirator, helps draw out mucus from the nose. Using your fingers to place pressure on the handle you are able to suck the mucus out and prevent congestion. Remember to clean the nossle head, always!

Read this: Natural Cough Syrup Recipe For Toddlers

3. Safety 1st – Nasal Aspirator Auto

Price: R430,


A little on the pricey side and you’re probably wondering why. Well that’s because this little gadget is electronically operated and includes 4 soft and hygienic silicone tips which can easily be sterilized.

4. NoseFrida

Price: R145,

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I can personally say I have used this product and let me tell you the concept is a little weird. You basically need to place the end of the nozzle in your babies nose and on the other side there is a straw type suction, which you are then to suck in and this draws the mucus out. There is thankfully a mesh in between your mouth and where the mucus gets sucked into. If you are queasy by nature, this is not for you! But if not, this is a fantastic little device.

5. Safety 1st – Infants Nasal Aspirator

Price: R43, Takealot

Simple, yet effective. This device you simply place inside your babies nose (careful not to go too deeply in) and squeeze and release, this suction pulls out the mucus. One handy tip – make sure to clean out the tip! It’s dishwasher safe so no excuses.


Who thought there were so many options out there. If you’re strapped for cash, there is always the good old fashioned way… I won’t go into the details, but I am sure you can figure it out!

Read this: Natural Cough Syrup Recipe For Toddlers

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