FAQ’s

What is the oogiebear made of?

oogiebear is constructed of a soft rubber that’s easy for parents to hold yet gentle enough for the baby. The firmer plastic tips were intentionally designed to more effective in removing those dry, crusty boogies.  Though a softer silicone may seem preferable, focus group testing (yes…we take our boogers very seriously!) confirmed that this was far less effective at booger removal. The oogiebear is also latex, lead and phthalate free!

How do you clean the oogieber?

oogiebear is easy to clean! Simply rinse under warm water using a mild soap to clean and then air dry for continued use. We do not recommend the oogiebear to be dish-washed or microwaved.

Cotton Swab vs. oogiebear?

While cotton swabs seem like a good resource for little noses and boogers, they are not best for baby. Cotton swabs sometimes work, but they’re not effective in pulling the dry and sticky stuff out. In fact, they often push the boogers further into the nose, making it harder to reach, and creating more discomfort for baby. Also, a cotton swab may start to unravel leaving cotton fibers in baby’s nostrils further aggravating the situation.

This is what sets oogiebear apart from the rest. oogiebear can be used without worry about potentially hurting baby. The firm tips allow for effective booger removal and the bear-head

Trouble reaching those boogies?

For those harder to get boogies, we suggest washing your little ones face with a warm washcloth prior to using oogiebear, or try the oogiebear directly after a warm bath, as the warm moisture helps loosen those stubborn boogie.

Would this work for say removing a pea?

oogiebear is intended for the removal of mucus and ear wax only, and should never be used in any other way. It is not intended to remove foreign objects placed up a child’s nose and should never be used in such a manner as it could push these further up the nostril unintentionally causing further harm. In such a situation, please contact a medical professional and do not attempt to use the oogiebear to remove anything but boogies and wax!

Will this work for toddlers?

Yes, it will work on toddlers as long as your little one tolerates use of the oogiebear for their nose and/or ears! We have many customers that use oogiebear with their toddlers and it works great! The recommended age of 0-24 months is simply a recommendation based on it’s design for smaller nostrils.

Does this work for dry ear wax also?

Yes, the oogiebear is GREAT for babies’ ears. oogiebear’s bear-head design is both fun and safe – preventing the oogiebear from going too far into baby’s nose and ears. oogiebear is especially effective when used following (or even in) a warm bath – the warmth and moisture will assist in the effective removal of those tenacious boogies and ear wax!

Does this work for dry boogers?

oogiebear is the only infant nose cleaning product specifically designed to remove dry and sticky mucus (okay, we’ll say it – boogers)! It has two sides – a loop-end for the sticky mucus and a scoop-end for safely removing dried mucus. Other infant nose cleaners are designed to work well on wet mucus, but they’re not effective on the dry and sticky stuff. When boogies can’t be sucked out, it’s oogiebear to the rescue! It’s just one scoop, and you’re out!

How great is this for ears? And what is the age limit for both using it in ears and nose?

Yes, the oogiebear works well for babies€™ ears. oogiebear’s bear-head design is both fun and safe – preventing the oogiebear from going too far into baby’s nose and ears. oogiebear is especially effective when used following (or even in) a warm bath – the warmth and moisture will assist in the effective removal of those tenacious boogies and ear wax!
The recommended age for the oogiebear is 0-24 months.

Can adults use this too?

oogiebear was designed for newborns and toddlers and therefore may not be sized appropriately to reach inside an adult’s nose or ear. It might very well work, but it will likely vary from person to person.

oogiebear vs. Aspirator Bulbs?

Aspirator bulbs sometimes work for wet boogers, but they’re not effective on the dry and sticky stuff. In fact, they often push the boogers further into the nose, making it harder to reach, and creating more discomfort for baby. Saline mist can also be effective, but who wants to spray a wet mist inside a sleeping baby’s nose in the middle of the night? If your baby is breathing easy and sleeping well…so are you!

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