A mum has shared her fail-safe tip to unblocking her baby’s nose – but it comes with a warning. If you’re squeamish, it will probably make you want to vomit. Seriously.

Whitney Leavitt shared a video of her demonstrating the stomach-churning tip, which has now had almost seven million views. The tip is simple and quick, but only if you don’t have a weak disposition.

“This is how I get Liam’s boogies out. I did this in front of my friends and family, not thinking anything of it,” Whitney explains in the video. “They literally were dry heaving.”

@whitleavittit’s okay you can ???? if you need to

♬ original sound – Whitney Leavitt

All Whitney does is place her nose over her baby’s mouth and sucks out the gunk. She then spits it out. Genius, huh?! She even demonstrated the technique on her toddler in another video.

@whitleavitt Reply to @thisissavvy ♬ original sound – caden

Of course,  if you can’t face sucking your baby’s snot out of the nose, there is another way! This NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator (also known as a snot sucker!) works on the same principal, but you don’t have to suck the snot into your mouth.

NoseFrida nasal aspirator

The long nose hose and disposable filter mean you won’t suck baby’s snot into your own mouth. The nostril cover seals your baby’s entire nostril but doesn’t go inside their nose. Easy and not vomit-inducing!

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  • YUCK! Nope, I couldnt do that. Turns my stomach just thinking about it


  • Had to read this a couple of times and still couldn’t work it out. Maybe a typo? How can you put your nose over your baby’s mouth and suck the gunk out. I definitely couldn’t do this because I’m very squeamish. Actually dry heaving just writing it down without watching it being done. I know we’d do anything for our kids but this is one thing I could not do


  • Well, I never needed to do this with any of my children, just wiped their noses and that seemed to work well. Think I’ll pass on this method.


  • I’m sorry, I couldn’t read this past the heading because I know what the story is about. Retching right now.


  • My husband told me his aunty used to do this with her kids.
    I personally wouldn’t do it as I don’t think it’s very hygienic but each to their own.


  • No judging here because ya know what I did the exact same thing with mine. And it worked a treat! Lol!! Yes their muccus goes into your mouth, but hey just spit it out. Did the trick for my kids, and yes they would cry followed by calming cuddles and kisses and that’s BadMammaJamma for ya.


  • I think I just threw up in my mouth! I tried a nose frida and it had my friends and rellies freaked (and wasn’t that great to use, in the end we just settled for a more traditional boogie sucker.


  • eww ewww eww no no no no i just cannot


  • Request for those choosing to use the aspirator or another similar device. Please DO NOT clear the appliance by squirting contents into the air, as I saw one woman do at an airport !!! Now THAT is really DISGUSTING.


  • It may work but eww.


  • I didn’t use this method but had a snot pump (battery operated) and a snot sucker

    • Probably back in the day when all the fancy tools weren’t around we have now, it was a pretty normal think to do


  • I can’t even read the whole article. I could only do this if it was an absolute emergency.


  • As gross as it is but this is a very old fashion thing. Parents used to do this back a long time ago, long before those nasal aspirator were evented. In reality, this mum has not shared something new, more something very old.
    And you will be suprised how many people in the world who still do this technique, especially those is the poorest of countries.

    • I agree! I know many Mums who have done this also, but this article and the way this Mum are being scoffed & patronised is exactly why these techniques aren’t spoken about freely!


  • Wow! The things that we do as parents.


  • I would be dry reaching if i was trying to attempt this. But kudos to the mums who can!


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