Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Quanlity Nasal mucus sucker

We recently attended a friend's baby shower, where part of the amusement was a competition to make the cutest baby from a piece of Alfoil. Nathan won (he's a keeper!).

His prize was this:


As you can see, the Cindy Quanlity Nasal mucus sucker "can adjust the sunction, comtort and sate". How it works, according to the back, is "you please put the round finestra close to baby's nose, and flat sucker for sucking. Don't use the sucker while your nose be injured or fester. Don't overexert in case injure the mucous membrane. Should stop sucking if you find nosebleed and should hospitalize immediately".

That's right - it's a contraption for sucking your baby's snot up through a tube.

I thought this was the most disgusting thing I had ever heard of, until the party host told us how she found out about the existence of the Quanlity Nasal mucus sucker: it was when she saw her nanny, mouth planted firmly over her baby's nose, sucking the baby's snot straight into her mouth.

And I thought that was the most disgusting thing I had ever heard of, until I found out that the owners of cock-fighting roosters throughout southeast Asia will clear their birds' air passages by sucking mucous through their beak-holes.

And then I decided it was probably best if I didn't inquire any further on the matter.

10 comments:

  1. Cock sucking was widely publicised as a vector for avian flu. Sorry you missed it.

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  2. I have used a similar device on Ella! Though it was much much shorter and didn't come with an enormous freaking needle-like object that this one appears to have. Oh and there was no sunction addjustment. But it did have a sating effect and was very effective. Most revolting part of the experience was witnessing the accumulation of the snot and then having to clean it out. [shudder].

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  3. Please note, Amber, that that 'enormous freaking neeedle-like object' is a slender, delicate cleaning brush. I guess it's for the pipes of the Quanlity Nasal mucus sucker rather than for any part of a child's nose, but who can be entirely sure?

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  4. I'm getting sore from laughing at this! Where was the Quanlity Nasal Mucus Sucker whe we were in town and looking for souvenir gifts?

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  5. Laugh if you will but these are sold at every chemist in Australia, just different packaging and they are slightly smaller ... when you have a little baby who cannot breastfeed because she cannot breathe through her nose and she is hysterical... a bit of snot sucking is fair game. I know a certain chef that saved his baby and wife from loosing it late late late one night in Bello....

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  6. I love how it has both quality and quantity in one! Hooray for quanlity goods!

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  7. How hilarious. I have been reading your blog for a while (stumbled upon it in my many browses of Vietnam blogs, but saved yours because it was more humorous than most) and only realised at this post that I must actually (almost) know you. I was at the same baby shower. :) Good to put a face to the names, will come up and talk to you next time ;)

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  8. i'm just going to go over here and spew, thanks guys

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  9. I would like an update Sir/Maam

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  10. This is very interesting to me - friends recently had a baby and told me of their pediatric snot sucking. I don't have children but I do have a chook and she gets a very dirty nose.

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