NoseFrida vs. oogie bear

Alright, time to discuss something that no one wants to discuss… baby snot, and more specifically, inventions made to deal with baby snot. Here’s our honest take on the products we have tried, in a new segment for our blog- ok moms review products. Today’s products: the oogie bear VS. the NoseFrida.

 

FridaBaby Nasal Aspirator  ($17.49) VS. oogiebear Ear & Nose Cleaner ($12.95)

Kelsey: So when I was pregnant one of the first gifts I received was the NoseFrida. (Thanks Teresa!) I honestly didn’t want to believe I would need it, so much so that it sat in the packaging on my dining room table for months. I couldn’t even bring myself to put it with the other baby items. Well I’m here to say that as disgusting as it is, I was so happy to have the NoseFrida when the first true cold hit. It was a lifesaver. For those unaware this is the product I’m speaking about:

Yes, you use your mouth to suck out snot. Yes its gross but guess what…. you are gonna deal with way nastier stuff than snot if you have kids. Two words- stomach flu. That’s a topic for another day…

Danielle: As a panicked and confused first time mom, I purchased both the NoseFrida, and the Oogie Bear. I’ve barely used the Nose Frida – Oogie Bear is where it’s at!

It’s quick to use, easy to clean, and my daughter thinks it’s hilarious to have her nose picked.

I always heard about the NoseFrida, and never the oogiebear, but I found it when I was browsing Amazon for baby products I didn’t know I needed.  It was one of the top-sellers, and I can totally see why.  If I did it again, I wouldn’t even have bought the NoseFrida.

 

 

 

 

Kelsey:  What exactly is the oogie bear? And why do children’s products have dumb names but I’m guessing you can’t answer that for me…

Danielle:

hahaha

Kelsey :

How is it spelled?

Does the website tell you why they named it that? Haha

Danielle:

oh my god, the website is www.myoogie.com

And when you go to it, it says “wanna boogie with oogie?”

Kelsey :

Ok I just googled and did images so I could have an idea of what we are discussing. It looks way too simple … I’m suspicious already

Danielle:

No!! It’s the best!

Kelsey :

I don’t know why all the cutesy language. It’s f-ing snot excuse my language.

Danielle:

I use it over Nose Freida unless it’s super wet snot

And in Arizona, it’s mostly dry boogers

Kelsey :

So why is it double sided?

Danielle:

One side is supposed to be for hard boogers, and one side is supposed to be for looser snot.

I think.

Danielle:

But I just use whatever side. I don’t think it really matters to be honest.

Kelsey :

You’ve not tested the loose snot side?

Do you use saline with it?

Danielle:

No, you just reach in there and scoop it out. It actually works really well, UNLESS it’s really loose. Then I think the Nose Freida works better.

I’ve only used the NF like three times.

Kelsey :

Does Gigi handle it as calmly as the stunt baby on the package?

Danielle:

Hahaha. YES! She LOVES it!!

She laughs when you use it.

She thinks it’s hillarious.

Danielle:

But you exclusively use the NF, right? What do you do if it’s dry snot? Does it still work?

Kelsey :

Dry snot gets a little saline … then the NF. The problem is that is just one more horrific step. And let me tell you, kids LOVE saline being shot up their nose.

Danielle:

And then you have to clean it all out. That’s too much work for me.

Kelsey :

Well wtf have I been doing messin around with the snot sucker?

So maybe it’s more of a regional thing?

Danielle:

I don’t know… Maybe. When I first saw the NF at Target, and I was looking at the package, I could not comprehend that you physically suck the snot out.  I audibly said “Do you…? No… You don’t…?” And this girl heard me and was like “Yes. You really suck the snot out. I won’t do it, but my mom swears by it,”

Kelsey:

Since I had never heard of oogiebear before you told me about it, I assume its illegal here in Minnesota.

Here’s why I like the snot sucker: The girls get colds and they produce massive amounts of snot. Nf gets it out. It’s not pretty or fun. It’s disgusting and everyone has a bad time but it gets the job done

Danielle:

Well Georgia also hasn’t gotten sick yet.  I could see needing the NF if she got sick and had a lot of loose snot.

Kelsey :

The filter provided is like giving someone an old target bag and telling them to use it as a condom

Danielle:

Lollllll stop

Oh and the boogie bear works on ears too! You can get ear wax out with it.

Kelsey :

You know how they say air port security is ‘security theater’ just there to make you feel safe?  The snot sucker filter is just there so people will not be  so completely repulsed that they don’t buy it.

Danielle:

Plus don’t you have to keep replacing the filters?

I bought a “replacement package”, but we haven’t dipped into it yet.

Kelsey :

I think you are supposed to replace it and maybe people with one kid have the time for that but I don’t haha

What I do is take it apart after each use and rinse the nose end with soap and hot water. Then I pray to God that I don’t get sick too.

Danielle:

Have you ever sucked snot into your mouth?!

Kelsey: No!!! Ahah hahaa

Danielle:

Hahahaha oh thank God.

Kelsey :

The snot stays in the little syringe thank god

Kelsey :

But there has to be an element of air borne particles in snot because 8/10 times I use the sucker I get sick too. Its risk VS reward. There are times where I don’t use the snot sucker until I’m sure they are legit SICK. For this reason the snot sucker falls under mom duties..my husband won’t touch the thing.

Danielle:

Ugh. No. I’m getting you an Oogie Bear.

Merry belated Christmas.

Danielle:

See THAT alone is too much work for me! Too many parts…

Kelsey :

I used to wash it between child but let’s face it, they are both gonna be sick. No point in trying to stay sanitary.

Danielle:

Last time I used it I had a hard time cleaning out some snot that got stuck in it, because I forgot to rinse it out right away.

Kelsey :

I think if Gigi got sick- like Minnesota sick… you would realize that the snot sucker is terrible but also useful. Like the dentist.

Yea you can’t let the snot dry in there! Haha

Danielle:

It was really useful once, when she was really little and she spit up when she was sleeping, and some went up her nose.

So scary, those days!

Kelsey :

And the other thing I feel really gross admitting is there’s a competitive element. Like a personal challenge for me to be all I can be by sucking the most snot out

I’m not gonna lie when I get a good amount out it’s like a rush haha

Danielle:

Hahahaha. You’re too much

Kelsey :

I pride myself in my sucking technique

Because there’s an art to it.

And the gold medal for noise Frieda-Ing goes to …. Kelsey!

Danielle:

Everyone has to have a talent!

Still waiting to determine mine.

 

Making scary looking creatures with the giant hairballs I make in the shower when I comb my conditioner out?

Kelsey :

These are things that should go on resumes

Like real life skills. I don’t care that you went to seminars. Tell me about how you got really good at dealing with boogers

Danielle:

“Demonstrates speed and ability with the Oogie Bear.”

Billy gets so mad at me because I leave those hairballs in the shower. And once I was showering without my contacts in, and I saw one out of the corner of my eye, and I almost had a heart attack.  I thought it was a giant spider.

Kelsey :

Every time I do your hair at my house I still find Korean hair like 6 months later

Kelsey :

It’s like you sneak back in and drop some on the floor

Danielle:

Hahahhaha

I was talking about my hair with the delivery guy at work today, and he asked me if I was from North or South Korea.

Kelsey : 

You should have told him you escaped the regime

Danielle:

I did!!!!!

He was like “NO that’s not what I was asking!”

He said his friend’s parents escaped or something.

I said I’m Minnesotan, basically.

Kelsey :

Whatever liar…. your a bad Korean from the dprk.

Danielle:

Maybe!

Kelsey :

You should have Gigi call you ‘dear leader’

Danielle:

Ok well we got a little off topic here. My fault I think. But I think we covered nose devices?

Kelsey :

Hahah yes. We covered snot and Korea.

 

Danielle

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