Congratulations on the purchase of your NozeBot! We are so happy to be along this parenting journey with you to help make sure your little one is snot free. If you have a baby at home, you’re probably wondering about introducing your new device to your little one, so we want to walk you through our best practices to make sure that it’s an enjoyable experience for both you and your baby.
First, if you have a toddler or preschooler at home, we will be sharing separate guides to help you introduce your new NozeBot nasal aspirator to kiddos in different age groups. Each guide is a wonderful resource for tips and tricks for using the NozeBot as your baby grows, so reading them all will have every question you could ever wonder, answered for you.
How to Introduce the NozeBot to Your Baby
Your brand new NozeBot has just arrived in the mail and as a parent of a little one needing their nose cleared, we’re pretty sure you are ready to rip the box open and turn it on. Here are some helpful tips to make this a seamless experience!
As soon as you open your NozeBot, the first thing you want to do is charge it. To do this, simply use the supplied micro-USB charging cable. Plug the cable into a USB socket or wall adapter. Plug the cable into the pump housing. Charging is confirmed with green flashing lights on the pump housing, letting you know that it is ready to use!
Just a reminder: the NozeBot is not designed to be used while charging.
First, use saline
Before you begin to use the NozeBot, make sure that you use saline or nasal spray on your baby and that it is absorbed before use. This allows the mucus to soften for easier removal.
We all know that it is LOUD inside the womb, so intense noises don’t bother babies as much as toddlers. However, if the sound of your NozeBot is bothering your little one, here’s what we recommend:
- Place the NozeBot on a soft surface.
- Place the NozeBot behind you or away from your child when you start suctioning.
- Place a towel over the NozeBot to dampen the sound.
While we do not have recommended guidelines for suction by age, we always suggest starting with the low setting and increasing as needed to help keep passages clear. This is especially important whenever you are introducing the NozeBot to your baby for the first time as you don’t know what will be the right level for them. For reference, the maximum suction pressure is 78 kPa (585 mmHg) and the average suction pressure is 60 kPa (450 mmHg).
When introducing the NozeBot to your baby for the first time, you want to make sure that you are holding the nosepiece correctly, with the piping draped over the back of the hand (you can see a reference guide below). It was designed so that parents can use one hand to hold their baby and the other to use the NozeBot, which is especially great when you have a wiggly baby!
Furthermore, the nosepiece was designed to avoid over-insertion into the nostril, so it is a “one size fits all” product and sized appropriate for your baby even if they are a newborn. When using, make sure you aim outside (towards the ears) vs. inwards, this will help prevent nosebleeds.
If you have an older baby, give them a few minutes to hold the nosepiece so they get a feel for it. This will help them become more comfortable with the device as a whole.
If you are looking for more info on nasal aspirators, check out these:
Once you are done using the NozeBot, the filters should be replaced (if you run out, you can purchase more here), and you can easily clean or sterilize in the dishwasher, boiling water, or with a steam sterilizer.
We hope these tips help guide you through an effortless introduction of the NozeBot and that your little one is snot free.
Help relieve your baby's congestion
The Nozebot is a battery-powered suction device designed to clear nasal congestion in babies and children.