Friday, September 16, 2016

5 Reasons Why the NoseFrida is the BEST 15 Bucks I've EVER Spent

5 Reasons Why the Nose Frida is the Best 15 Bucks I've EVER Spent

With the up and coming cold and flu season approaching, I wanted to help a few mommies (and daddies) out with the ever familiar battle of the boogies. One tool that made this season loads easier for this mama was a little contraption known as the NoseFrida.

Originating in Sweden, this amazing device saves time, money, and a ton of stress. I realize $15 does seem like a bit of a stretch for something that goes inside your child's nose but here's why it's worth the small investment.

1. Safety

You don't have to worry or question whether anything is going too far within baby's nose. The tip is both dull and wide so even if baby decides to jerk his/her head there's no concern of injury.

2. It's snot rocket science!

The Frida is easy to use! Simply place the tip against the inner walls of baby's nose and inhale through the smaller tube. You might be thinking, but wait... won't I get boogers in my mouth? No! The distance between the end that goes to baby's nose and the piece that goes in the mouth is far too challenging for even the most determined boogie to travel. Not to mention, the Frida comes with a set of filters just in case.

3. It's grotesquely satisfying

Ever since my baby was born, I've gotten an inexplicable amount of satisfaction from removing boogies from his nose (I know I'm not the only one). That's another reason I love the Frida! The transparent tubes allow you to see that your mission to get baby breathing normal again is not in vain. Which brings me to my next point...

4. It's easy to clean!

All you have to do is take the Frida apart and rinse it with hot soapy water. Rinsing with rubbing alcohol works well for disinfecting. And because every piece is see through, you'll never have to be concerned with any hidden science experiments taking place.

5. It works!

I cannot even begin to tell you how many nose sucker bulb thing-ys (yes that's a technical term) I went through before I found something that allowed baby (and mommy) to breath easy during cold and flu season. All that money I spent on those little bulbs probably equated to the price of a Frida anyway!

Do yourself a favor and JUST GET IT! Your baby and their little nose will thank you.

I was able to find this life changing gadget at Target for $15. I have yet to find a place that sells it for any less. If anyone else finds it cheaper feel free to comment.

 *TIP: For dried up mucous, simply squirt a small amount of baby safe saline solution (such as "Little Remedies" also available at Target) in baby's nose. This will loosen up any hard crusties, allowing for easy removal.

Be blessed and breath easy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pain. Is. Not. Permanent.

Pain. Is. Not. Permanent.

Or better yet...

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)

Today an idea came to mind...

When I was a kid, there were times when I would fall off my bike and scrape my knee. 

I'd fall, my skin would bleed, and I would cry (rather loudly I might add).
In my eyes, this was the WORST possible thing that could be happening.

But eventually...
The scrape healed, the pain stopped, and the mark went away. 

Either by fading completely or leaving me with a battle scar and a story to tell. (Bike-1 Kassandra-0)

In my present situation...
This scrape has not healed. This pain has not yet gone away.

But I know it will. 

For now...
I've got two options;

A. Sit down and cry like my world is ending (WHICH IT ISN'T!!!)


B. Get up, brush it off, and keep it moving. 

I choose B, keeping this in mind...
At some point it does end. 
And who knows? 
Maybe I'll end up with an awesome story to tell about it later. 

For now, I smile and simply remember... Pain. Is. Not. Permanent.