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

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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


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!!'

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