Flo Baby No. 1 Again!
Flo Baby Saline Nasal Spray has been awarded the top baby health product yet again by Australian parents for 2020. Parents submitted their nominations via Tell Me Baby – Australia’s largest independent review site of baby and mum products. To avoid review bias, feedback is provided voluntarily by parents who have bought the product independently (not via product sampling).
Parents love Flo Baby because it is effective at clearing noses and is also considered a helpful, non-medicated cold or allergy remedy. Flo Baby was rated the easiest spray to use because it can be sprayed at any angle, particularly useful for wriggly babies! Mums also like that it is preservative-free and therefore gentle enough for daily use.
Paediatric studies show that a blocked or runny nose in premature babies and newborns can often be caused by nasal airway obstruction associated with rhinitis, viral upper respiratory tract infections and sometimes milk/soy allergies1.
Clearing the nose is important for young infants because they only breathe through their nose for the first few months of their lives2. This means a blocked or runny nose can cause many problems when it comes to a newborn’s sleep and feeding, not to mention the knock-on effects for new parents.
Flo Baby works quickly and easily to clear little noses so that babies can breathe easier, and as a result feed and sleep easier.
It is suitable for babies of all ages including newborns. Flo Baby’s special saline formulation is isotonic, meaning that it mimics the body’s natural fluid. It works by thinning and washing away excess mucus3 which is then gently wiped away, without the need to use a fiddly device like a “snot sucker” or “bulb aspirator”. Consumer surveys also show that these snot sucking devices have been shown to be stressful when used for both baby and parents4.
Note: The Tell Me Baby review process follows strict criteria to ensure that the testimonials are genuine and helpful.
- Nasal obstruction in neonates and infants. Chirico G, Beccagutti F. Minerva Pediatr.2010 Oct;62 (5):499.
- It Takes a Mouth to Eat and a Nose to Breathe: Abnormal Oral Respiration Affects Neonates’ Oral Competence and Systemic Adaptation. Trabalon, M. and Schaal, B. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2012, Article ID 207605.
- Diagnosis and management of the newborn and young infant who has nasal obstruction. Olnes S Q et al. Paediatric in Review 2000 Dec (12) pp 416 -420
- Baby Nasal Saline Facebook Survey sponsored by ENT Technologies (2014)