Years ago, I saw a documentary on African communities and watched with one eye closed as a mother planted her mouth over her son’s nose and sucked the snot right out of it and spit it to the side.
I was so grossed out that for months when the image floated through my brain like some dust particle I couldn’t help but make a face and squirm.
Jump to two kids and hundreds of congested noses later and one of my all time favourite mom tools is this gadget that you insert into your kid’s nose and suck the snot out. You can almost imagine that as you suck you’re pulling their brain a little bit further towards the front of their heads. Neat little gadget, cheap and sooooo efficient.