We All Have Our Line: The Snotsucker Is Beyond Mine

You know how parents always say that they’d do anything for their kids?

Take a bullet, jump in front of a bus, and all that?

I’ve always believed that I really would do absolutely anything for Katie and Matthew.

And then, this morning, I saw this at Whole Foods:

Nosefrida The Snotsucker

And it became apparent to me that I will not, actually, do anything for my kids.

As if the Snotsucker itself isn’t gross enough, as you can see in the photo, you can also buy Snotsucker replacement filters.

Right there, in the health aisle, I had a small moment…a small moment during which I threw up in my mouth.

Nope. Sorry, kids. I love you, but you’re on your own.

If you are one of those parents who truly will do anything for their child, you can purchase the Snotsucker here.

But, if you use it? Please do not tell me about it.


Want more? Come check out my list of the 5 grossest baby products over on Babble. 


  1. Rachel mommyneedsavacation.com

    Bwhahahahha!!!!! That is disgusting! Apparently I will not do absolutely anything for my kids either!

  2. When you posted it on Twitter, I thought it was just a device to suck snot out of the kid's nose. My friend bought something like that. Only now do I see that the MOTHER IS SUCKING THE SNOT. Oh my god that is disgusting.

  3. Cheryl @ Mommypants mommypants.com

    If you could hook up the hose to a vacuum, I'm in.

    Also, I love how the "mother" is wearing lipstick. At least, I hope it's the kid's mother.


  4. Denise accordingtodenise.com

    Wow, that is incredibly gross. I'm feeling nauseous now. Can't comment further, must go vomit.

  5. Kimberly mamasmonologues.com

    I saw this on your Instagram earlier today. Um, eww. So incredibly gross.

  6. Sherri

    Nasty! I would never cross that line….ever.

  7. GOOD LORD! That is disgusting! What's wrong with teaching your child to blow his/her nose?

  8. Sara

    omg hilarious!! I would NEVER be able use that! Ugh, barf-o-rama!! I *think* the filter means there's some kind of net inside that is supposed to prevent the snot from getting into your mouth. That doesn't make it less disgusting.

  9. OMG, OMG, OMG! That is gross. Like nasty gross. I might have just dry heaved a little.

  10. SquashedMom

    I guess if my kid was dying I could do this. But anything shy of that – um, no. Egads woman. you are now responsible for much dry heaving in the bloggosphere today — yuk!

  11. So I will be the unpopular one here. Not only do I own this, I love it! None of the snot comes anywhere near the tube you are sucking on (as far as I can tell the reason for replacement filters is mostly because they fall out easily). If you have had an infant that was really stuffy, you know that those bulb syringes don't work very well. This does the job better than anything else on the market.

  12. MamaWantsThis mamawantsthis.com

    I'd rather teach my child to dig his own snot out with his finger, THEN wash his hands for him.

    Whoever invented this must love snot.

  13. Courtney K. themommymatters.com

    Oh. My. Word. That is disgusting. Seriously, WHO would buy (and USE) this?! I agree with the idea of teaching my son how to blow snot out of his nose…and would even advocate nose picking over using this product. Bleh.

  14. JDaniel4's Mom

    I am so thankful JDaniel was born knowing how to sneeze and blow his nose.

  15. Random Blogette randomblogette.com

    This totally makes me want to vomit. I need to stop thinking about it. I mean really, you can get boogers in your mouth!!!

  16. John daddyrunsalot.com

    Ok. Ew.

    My tolerance of "gross" was higher than most people's, and that was even before "wiping other people's butts" was part of my daily routine. But this? Ew. Double ew.

    I hate my own snot, I can't imagine trying to suck someone else's snot through a straw.

    Ew. Ew. Ew.

  17. erin margolin erinmargolin.com

    I much prefer the nasal aspirator along with some good old fashioned saline spray. babies hate it, but it works. when i first saw this for sale myself? i thought it was a joke!

  18. Um..what?! Is there a HELL NO button somewhere? I missed it… Gag is right!

  19. Susan sunflowerstatus.blogspot.com

    Oh my, that is discussing!!! And yet I have the feeling I will be buying it for my expecting sister-in-law just for the “gag” factor. Ha Ha (Unless she actually uses it, that would SNOT be funny.) Thanks for making my Friday!

  20. Jenni Chiu mommynanibooboo.com

    Blech blech blech. I've seen this… it is also a no go for me. Love my babies… but won't have a snot snack to prove it!

  21. Tonya lettersforlucas.com

    Ew. Ew. Ew. As soon as I saw you posted this picture on Instagram I thought there's a blog post there. I definitely have mom limits and this ranks right up there with digging through my kids poop.

  22. Missy | Literal Mom literalmom.com

    Uh. This is real? Yeah, it is. REAL GROSS. Seriously – that's the sickest shiste I've ever seen! WHERE is the market for this?

  23. Kelly Tirman kellytirman.com

    I totally agree that it works really well. Much better than a bulb syringe.

  24. Kelly Tirman kellytirman.com

    snot suckers – yep the idea make me vomit in my mouth a little. This is why my husband is responsible for the snot sucking. I actually have convinced him that it is fun. Now my poor kids are being chased around by him and his snot sucker on a daily basis.

    Maybe I need to write a post on how I outsourced the snot sucking? BTW – My dirty little secret is I have also outsourced the kids laundry and cooking. :)

  25. thisismynewmoon

    Yikes! That seems tortorous for parent and child. I wouldn't do that for my child either. You know, if I had one.

  26. julie gardner juliecgardner.com

    I almost can't eat dinner now.


  27. molly

    I LOVE the snot sucker! It works so super well and it's so satisfying to see all the gunk get out of my babe's nose!

  28. maren6300

    Seriously, this thing is AMAZING. There is NO WAY the snot can get to your mouth at all. And it is so satisfying knowing you are getting all that stuff out in one swoop, rather than 100 tiny ones from a bulb. Much faster and less traumatizing for all, I think. (My husband does gag when I do it, but I just don't look too closely at what is coming out!) Give it a try, everyone – it ROCKS.

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