Our Favorite Baby Care Essentials

The Snotsucker from Fridababy, which lets you use your mouth to suck boogers right out of your baby’s nostrils, was the most disgusting and also the most useful baby tool we owned. It’s essentially a straw that has a filter inside so the mucus you extract from your infant or toddler doesn’t pass through to your mouth. Our daughter hated having her nose drained, which made my husband and I, as new parents, feel guilty when we needed to use this. But unlike awkward suction bulbs, this sucker works fast. Using it is way better than the alternative: a miserable, congested baby. As she did with most remedies for sick kids, our infant protested and then forgot all about it once she got some relief.