Happy Weekend, Kansas City!
Let’s chat about my one of my
least favorite topics today: boogers! As the mother of a three year old, I am constantly fighting an uphill battle of getting her to stop (for the love of all that is holy, please stop) picking her nose. It’s something all children do at one point or another and it’s something all parents just cringe at when it happens. But what’s the secret to stopping pesky nose picking all together?! I think I’ve found it in Oogiebear.
It sounds so simple but we hardly ever seem to think about it:
If my daughter’s nose was clean, she probably wouldn’t pick it.
Oogiebear was created by Dr. Nina Farzin, a mother and pharmacist, with newborns and infants in mind. Her entire goal when she created the Oogiebear was to provide a safe, effective solution for dry, crusty mucus which is uncomfortable for small children. There are other products on the market with a similar purpose like the aspirator bulbs (the kind we’re all given at the hospital after delivery) which work on wet mucus but don’t impact the dry, sticky stuff. Unlike saline, which isn’t always easy to get into a child’s nose, the Oogiebear is dry and effective – it’s a more gentle, safe, and cleaner way to get those boogers out.
So how does it work?!
The oogiebear is designed with two sides, one with a loop-end intended for sticky mucus and a scoop on the other end which is designed for dry boogers. The tool is made with soft rubber that’s easy to hold and gentle for babies and small children. The bear-head design is both clever (What small child won’t giggle at the idea of Mr. Bear going into her nose for a trip?) and safe for use, preventing the instrument from entering too far into your child’s nose.
- loop end for sticky mucus
- scoop end for dried mucus
- soft rubber coating is slip-free and gentle against skin
- fun design prevents tool from being inserted too deeply
- simple design makes every surface easy to clean
- latex-, BPA- and PVC-free
- more effective than aspirator bulbs, suction tubes, and saline sprays
- can be used in little ears too!
Oogiebear is available for purchase online for just $9.50 and, at that price point, is well worth the small investment for both babies and toddlers. I’ve been using it on my daughter’s nose and ears (cleaning it before and after using it on each) to remove ear wax and dry boogers and have noticed that she’s not picking her nose nearly as much as she used to (thank goodness). I’m definitely planning to use Oogiebear with my future babies (whenever that may be), too.
Want more information on Oogiebear?!
Check them out online at www.myoogie.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/myoogiebear