6 Baby Nasal Aspirators (That Sucks Out all the Goop)

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Nasal snot sucker showing slightly older brother using device on content baby's nose.

Babies get blocked, snuffly noses a lot. And being able to help them breathe easier means better sleep, easier feeding and a happier babe. As a parent, I found a Baby Nasal Aspirator to be super handy for unblocking little noses, especially during those early months when babies predominantly breathed out of their mouth.

A nasal aspirator is a suction device that hygienically unblocks and removes the mucus caused by colds. Tiny airways and the inability to clear the snot themselves make congestion particularly upsetting for little ones, but aspirators can help babies breath again, and us parents feel more comfortable.

What to look for when buying a baby nasal aspirator

Mother holding manual snot sucker near baby's nose, showing the device tip and soft rubber body.

Type of aspirators

  1. An electric nasal aspirator is either rechargeable or battery-operated and simple to use.
  2. Manual aspirators usually require nasal saline drops to help loosen mucus before either using a bulb aspirator or a one-way tube that is sucked on by a parent.

Noise levels – We found some electric aspirators to be a little noisier than manual ones, so keep this in mind if your child is easily upset by strange noises.

Suction levels – Some of the electric aspirators we’ve seen only had one suction level, while others had several level settings which are good for tiny babies with little noses.

Age restrictions – Not every baby nasal aspirator is suitable to use from birth.

Accessories – Some nasal aspirators come with spare nozzles of different sizes which was handy, and some even came with handy carry cases.

6 baby nasal aspirators for blocked noses

To help you find the best snot sucker for your baby, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.

In no particular order, here are 6 of the more popular baby nasal aspirators for 2023:

Snotty Boss

Snotty Boss Electric Mucus Extractor Kit showing close up of mother using device on happy baby, plus packaging box and device with different tips.

Snotty Boss Baby Aspirator Kit ($94.95)

The Snotty Boss electric aspirator comes with strong, scientifically tested suction and a super quiet motor. A complete kit that includes four flexible silicone nozzles, a spray bottle for saline nasal drops and a carry bag. It has everything parents need to help baby breathe, feed and sleep better.

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Medescan L'il Booger Buster rechargeable nasal aspirator showing the simplistic design from the front view and nozzle cap

Medescan L’il Booger Buster ($59.99)

Suitable from birth, the Medescan L’il Booger Buster comes with two comfy silicone tips and adjustable suction levels, so it’s a perfect fit for your cutie-patootie. Plus, it has a snazzy built-in LED light, 60 minutes of non-stop suction power, and a nifty cap to keep everything squeaky clean.

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Mother using Oricom baby nose aspirator, next to clear front view showing power button and nasal tip, as well as device with cap, for comparison.

Oricom HNA300 Rechargeable Aspirator ($84.95)

Created specifically for the needs of newborns, infants and small kids. This rechargeable aspirator has a flexible silicone tip that extracts mucus from nasal passages with a simple one-touch operation. It’s easy to clean, quiet and features two suction levels.

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Nosy Nasal aspirator sitting beside a baby across from a close up of the box showing the size for comparison

Nosy Nasal Aspirator ($14.90)

Perfect for those babies who don’t want something inserted in their nostril. This handy device doesn’t require any battery power, just the strong and adjustable suction of the user. We were surprised by how easy it is to clean with the disposable filter.

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Close up front view of Braun battery operated snot sucker showing ergonomic nasal tip and easy to use buttons.

Braun Nasal Aspirator ($64.95)

Able to be used in any orientation, the Braun Nasal Aspirator provides quiet, fast and gentle relief via two suction levels. With two comfortable-sized nasal tips included for a snug fit, the parts are easily cleaned and dishwasher safe – handy!

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FESS Little Noses

Close up front view showing FESS Little Noses saline spray next to the nasal bulb for size comparison, as well as the box.

Fess Little Noses Saline Nasal Spray ($9.95)

Designed especially for little noses, this handy kit contains a non-medical saline solution and aspirator. Simply spray the solution into baby’s nostril and then remove it along with any mucus using the gentle rubber bulb syringe.

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FAQ: Your questions answered

Finding a nasal aspirator you’re comfortable using can be tricky, so we’ve answered some of the most common questions.

Are nasal aspirators safe to use?

Used correctly, nasal aspirators are safe to loosen stubborn mucus and help babies breathe easier when they have a cold. Always follow the instructions carefully and if in any doubt about its suitability, chat with a doctor first.

When should you use a nasal aspirator?

Nasal aspirators can be used when your baby has a stuffy or congested nose due to colds, allergies, or other respiratory conditions. It can help relieve discomfort and improve breathing. Some parents suggest using an aspirator before meals to clear airways and help little people feed easier.

What are the benefits of using a nasal aspirator on babies?

Because babies are unable to blow their own noses, an aspirator helps to clear out the mucus causing the blockage. As a result, little ones settle easier, feed better and generally feel more comfortable.

Know an aspirator we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, the team at Mum’s Grapevine have been collating Australia’s best baby products into handy lists for new mums for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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