nosefrida booger tube

By David Ponce

Oh, the humanity… We never thought we’d see the day where we post about a booger tube, but there you have it. Nosefrida happens to be a “doctor recommended” nasal aspirator that pretty much vacuums the snot from your child’s nose. The kicker? Vacuum power is provided by the lucky parent who inserts one end of the device in his own mouth, and, well, sucks. There’s a dandy filter to prevent the goo from reaching as far as the mouth, a filter which is also allegedly effective at blocking germs and preventing the spread of whatever infection the kid has.

Of course, we’re wondering why it is that a kid can’t wipe his own damn nose; $15 seems a little hard to justify against a $.15 Kleenex and a spanking (we’re not condoning spanking your kids, guys, so don’t go bitching in the comments).

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  1. This modell looses definatly against the one i personally own which you use together with your vacuum cleaner.
    By the way, that stuff is normally for babies, who are too little to clean their own nose. The kid shown above looks a bit old not being able to do that.

  2. Yes, it’s quite useful for babies (even without the added vacuum cleaner boost).
    What they don’t say is that when you use it, your baby is definitely not going to react with that relaxed smile…

  3. OMG, that is just disgusting. I just threw up in my mouth a little. BTW, that kid look a *little* too happy to have that plastic thing shoved up her nostril.

  4. I’ve seen this thing everywhere from BoingBoing to Gizmodo, and every time all I see is that kid’s idiot grin. She looks like she’s about to let out a high-pitched “ha-yuck!” a la Goofy. Seriously, is that the only picture there is of this stupid device?

  5. I have one of these, and so do all my other friends with babies, it is the best snotsucker in the world! The people that are grossed out by this must not have their own kids. Nosefrida rocks.

  6. I just went to the Nosefrida website and there are tons of pictures of other kids…. babies too. I think it looks like an ingenious product for all us parents who know that kids up until 2 years of age can not blow their own nose at all. It’s also recommended by a ton of pediatricians, so this is something I am going to order for sure.