Have you heard of this thing they call the NoseFrida? It’s also dubbed the “snotsucker”—and the mere fact that my mouth is part of picture should tell you why I haven’t gotten around to buying it, though plenty of moms swear by it. (Though no mucus ever touches your lips.)
But the people behind NoseFrida have another product called The Windi, designed to help eliminate or at least relieve baby’s gas without any medicine or drops.
Baby Girl is going on 24 hours without a bowel movement and is not acting like her normal little pleasant self, so The Windi is gaining a place on this mama’s wish list. Here’s how it works:
From FridaBaby’s website: A natural solution for colic, constipation, and other gas-related problems, The Windi works instantly and does not require ingestion of any drops or medication. The Windi is a single-use catheter that helps babies get rid of excess gas. Designed to be safe and effective, The Windi cannot harm your baby if used as instructed. Most pediatric professionals are familiar with the method of using a rectal thermometer to relieve gas, colic, and constipation. The Windi is designed specifically for this purpose. The soft, pliable, hollow tube features a rounded tip that is long enough to reach pass the muscle that prevents the release of the gas, and also has a stopper to prevent an insertion too far.
Of course, it’s only been 24 hours so I’m not too concerned yet. Plenty of babies go days without pooping, and Baby Girl is definitely in a stage of transition here, sleeping longer and going longer between feedings. Still, when she’s unhappy and gas is obviously the culprit, I can’t help but think about The Windi.
Any takers or tryers out there? I’m curious.