When Moms Meet asked me to review the NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator I thought “No way. I don't have any babies in the house!” But as soon as our spring weather started warming up it hit my daughter and I with uncomfortable sneezing and runny noses!
My thinking started changing.
I saw that there were other products included and frankly we were ready to try anything that didn't require medication.
And we even found a way to test the NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator without a baby in our home.
Read on to see how my innovative daughter helped me to check out this tool.
About the Nasal-Oral Aspirator
First of all the NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator is a specially designed suction device designed to aid babies and toddlers, with mother's help, during those times of stuffy noses and nasal congestion.
It's made from silicone and easily comes apart to aid in cleaning (a must).
The NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator retails for between $9.99 and $14.99.
We even attended a NeilMed® webinar to learn more about how washing out the nose can benefit the whole family and lessen the effects of allergies and colds. All without medication.
I received 4 Nasal-Oral Aspirators (I'm giving away two. See bottom of the post to enter the giveaway), a Neti Pot, a Nasal Wash bottle, and 100 packets of Sinus Rinse Mix to try. You can see my daughter holding her Aspirator.
Although the Nasal Aspirator is marketed and created for use on babies and toddlers, my daughter, in the midst of an allergy attack asked me if she could use it on herself….well, okay.
So I gave in and gave her one. She loves it! Of course I'm not going to show you any pictures of her using it (you're welcome) but during allergy season every morning and evening after brushing her teeth and washing her face she gives her nostrils a good suck! Since the aspirator has a really good filter there's no chance of her…inhaling anything yucky.
She and I are pretty amazed at how well it works. She tried to get her father, who currently has a cold, to give it a go but he wasn't having it.
About the Neti Pot
Have you every cleaned your nose with a Neti Pot or rinse bottle before? I hadn't until I came down with horrible sinus issues during my pregnancy. My friend who also happens to be an M.D. reccomneded the Neti Pot and even supplied me with articles and information to get started.
I couldn't stomach the idea of pouring water up my nose though and tabled the whole thing. Until a few years later when I happened to get a rinse bottle. Ah! Sweet relief. Since then I use one during allergy season. It can also help relieve headaches I've discovered.
Watching some videos on how it's done helped tremendously.
Here's one for you…
You can also see from this lovely picture I took at the OMSI museum how our nasal bones are formed so there is that nice big cavity back there for the solution to flow through (my husband needed this visual to figure out how I was pouring water in one nose and having it come out the other.
My Thoughts on the NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator and Nasal Wash
I remember my aunt forever cleaning her son and daughter's noses when they were babies. She was fastidious about it and they hated it!
When my daughter was a baby she too had a propensity for clogged nostrils and we would have to wait until she slept to clean her nose out. This would have made things easier.
I think the Nasal-Oral Aspirator is a great idea!
I've known for years that the nasal wash is a wonderful idea. I never had seasonal allergies until moving to Southwest Washington.They first reared their ugly head when I was a few months pregnant and I've been susceptible ever since.
Now my daughter and I get them without fail. Cleaning out our noses in the am or whenever we're sneezing particularly hard is very soothing. I had never tried the actual pot before but was surprised at how easy it was.
Imagine taking care of those colds and allergy symptoms in healthy way without opening those bottles of medications.
You can find the NeilMed® products in your grocery store. Makes it so easy to take care of yourself.
You can also order online and use code “MOMSBLOG” for $3 of the purchase of NeilMed®Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator through NeilMed’s web store, neilmed.com
Enter the Giveaway
I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program , May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.