Friday, March 26, 2010


Given that we're in the middle of cold season, it could not be timelier to announce Mom Central’s partnership with hydraSense® . Brandon actually just got over a really bad bout of bronchitis. It was awful. This would have been a lifesaver! I actually got excited when Kristina could finally blow her nose herself. Its a huge deal. Its something that you just can't wait for. It makes it so much easier when they are sick.

We had one of those cheap plastic nose suckers for both kids when they were babies and I used them religiously but they didn't really do a very good job. They only get a bit out and the suction isn't great. Also, the worst part, you can't really get them clean. You can run water into them but because they are all one piece you can't really get them clean. How gross is that!

The hydraSense Nasal Aspirator is awesome! It comes apart so you can clean it properly and has a filter that you change every time you use it. You basically put the one end in the baby's nose and the tube end in your mouth and you suck, so depending on how hard you suck, the more snot that comes out. And don't worry, it does not go into your mouth. That's part of what the filter is for. Its also clear so that you can see what color your baby's mucus is, which we moms know is important.

Since babies are unable to blow their nose and can develop as many as eight colds a year, our friends at hydraSense® have designed a new product that provides quick and effective relief from your baby’s nasal congestion and helps avoid excessive crying and poor sleeping.

The hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator and its filters were developed with pediatricians, and are brought to you by hydraSense® , the leading brand in saline solutions for the whole family. The hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator is a gentle and safe way to relieve your baby’s nasal congestion quickly and effectively. It helps to maintain clear breathing and to facilitate eating and sleeping. Its soft nasal tip is specifically designed for babies’ delicate noses and its transparent design allows for you to see the amount and type of mucus that is being removed. hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator has a protective single-use filter that traps excess mucus, providing hygienic aspiration. The tip and base of the aspirator are easily removable for effective cleaning after each use. Unlike squeezable nasal aspirators, the hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator allows you to control the strength of the suction with your aspiration.

For best results, and to liquefy mucus prior to aspiration, use hydraSense® Easydose® or hydraSense®Ultra-Gentle Mist with Comfort Tip, a nasal solution composed of isotonic, undiluted, sterile, 100% natural-source desalinated seawater. hydraSense® contains more than 70 trace elements and minerals naturally occurring in seawater and is preservative free.

hydraSense has a great coupon for you! Get an $8 off coupon by going to hydraSense by April 10th. All you do is sign up for the Dolphins Club and download your exclusive coupon. Once logged back into your account, they can enter the code MC2010 under the online coupons tab, in order to get an $8 off coupon to be used towards the purchase of the hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator (Coupon itself expires December 31, 2010).

Here's a great video of a mom using her hydraSense Nasal Aspirator!

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central and received a Mom Central gift pack to thank me for taking the time to participate