Talk

Advanced search

PLEASE read this if you have a baby snot removal device!!!

(9 Posts)
MlleFingeot Mon 15-Sep-08 16:08:30

It isn't dangerous or anything (as far as i know)

But I have been trying to use one on my children for a few years now.

It looks effective, and also rather satisfying and even (dare I say it) fun.

BUT last year I tried it in my own nose. The feeling was just AWFUL. I never anticipated it would feel so horrible. It is like having a hoover up your nose. it is not just uncomfortable, it actually is quite frightening.

Next time you have a cold, try it yourself - I can almost guarantee that you will never again subject your child to the thing.

Honestly, it is nasty, it really is.

I felt a duty to report this and thus protect innocent children everywhere grin

They always cry when you try anyway, right? They have reason!!!

ingles2 Mon 15-Sep-08 16:13:40

LOL Mlle.....
I know it is painful,...but soooo satisfying and ds2 has green rivers pretty much constantly grin

MlleFingeot Mon 15-Sep-08 16:14:21

Sadist wink

<jealous>

I want a go!

TrinityRhino Mon 15-Sep-08 16:14:52

just suck it out with your mouth grin

MlleFingeot Mon 15-Sep-08 16:14:56

But ti does REALLY hurt! Have you experienced it? Wait till you have a bit of a cold and try it.

heymammy Mon 15-Sep-08 16:16:17

Y'see I've always wondered why the dds run a mile at the mere sight of the damn thing. Now I know grin.

Seriously, I have never used the thing successfully on either dd more than twice and yet it seems SUCH a good invention.

Ach well...another gizmo bites the dust

heymammy Mon 15-Sep-08 16:17:14

...and, of course, your experiment in the interest of child safety is much appreciated wink

Seeline Mon 15-Sep-08 16:17:40

Erm - I have a really old fashioned one - os that as bad. I think it's called a 'tissue' grin

MlleFingeot Mon 15-Sep-08 16:20:39

<,proudly accepts nobel prize for pain> grin

Yes I would run a mile now. It is such a shame as it does look like such an effective thing.

If you want to try tissues the way to do it is this:

Say 'take a deep breath'

'Keep your mouth shut'

'and BLOW!!'

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now