The first time your tiny baby gets a cold (and isn’t that a heartbreaking moment?) you have a sudden realisation: babies can’t blow their noses. Of course they can’t … but I never really knew how important that ‘skill’ was until I was up all night with a tearful, blocked up child. NoseFrida is a nasal aspirator that uses gentle suction (from a parent’s mouth) to clear noses. But before you recoil – it’s a well-thought out gadget that has a hygiene filter ensuring nothing yucky gets anywhere near the user. It’s gentle, effective, and has been used all over Europe for a decade. Now finally available in Australia.

Available from NoseFrida or at Terry White Chemists – $15.95