Nose Suckers are a crucial role in relieving your child’s congestion and keeping their noses clear. Because of the mucus they store, it is important to clean the aspirator after each use- just like everything. This will prevent buildup and the spread of any bacteria. Nose suckers hold the mucus in the bottom of the instrument, so cleaning after every use should be part of your routine. It will also keep your booger sucker in working condition so you won’t have to replace it. Be sure to wash both the inside and the outside well.
Fill your sink with hot water, adding a few drops of antibacterial soap to the water and swishing with your hands to agitate. Drop the nasal aspirator into the hot water after each use when your child is sick.
Depress the bulb on the end of the aspirator to remove any air, and then release to allow the aspirator to suck up the hot, soapy water. Squeeze the end of the bulb quickly to blast the water and mucus out of the bulb and into the water.
Repeat the depressing and releasing motion several times in the water to ensure that the inside of the aspirator has been thoroughly cleaned. Remove from the water and lay on a towel to air dry in preparation for each usage.
Sterilize your nasal aspirator before you store it away for another time. While antibacterial soap cleanings after each use will disinfect and clean the aspirator, when your child's health improves and you're ready to store the aspirator, sterilizing it can kill any bacteria to stop the spread of germs in your medicine cabinet.
Heat a pot of water to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, suggests Mom's Medicine Chest. Drop the complete aspirator into the water and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the water to cool before you remove it, and wipe the outside of the aspirator with rubbing alcohol before allowing it to air dry.
It is especially important to sterilize your Nasal Bulb Syringe before you store it away. When your child’s health improves and you’re ready to put it away for a while, take the extra time to kill any bacteria that may spread to other items in your storage places. To sterilize your aspirator, place it in warm water at 100°F for 8-10 minutes. Then turn off the heat and allow the water to cool. Once the water is cool, remove the aspirator and rinse it with rubbing alcohol. Again, allow it to air dry before storing.
As parents know, a baby's blocked nose can stop them from sleeping and prevent them from feeding, and unfortunately they cannot clear the mucus away themselves. Cozy Baby Nasal Aspirator is the safest, easiest and cleanest way to help unblock a baby's nose. Our quality design means you are in control, so you get great suction, while still being very safe for baby.
Five easy steps and you can give your baby some much-needed relief. For best results, don’t forget to use saline drops. You can buy these drops from a medical store, or you can make some at home!