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Unequal parental knowledge about baby nasal hygiene

A study conducted by Nosiboo amongst 5685 parents from 6 European countries showed inequalities in their knowledge about baby nasal hygiene and in their nose cleaning habits.

It turned out that things considered fundamental in some countries might not be so obvious in others.

  • On average, 91% of all the respondents have heard about nasal aspiration prior to the survey, but France stands out of the list with the result of 70%.
  • Almost 80% of all the interviewees consider nasal aspiration to be very important, while only 64% of German parents agree with that statement.
  • Surprising and alarming is the fact that only 29% of German respondents use a nasal aspirator with their children regularly.

Nosiboo also asked about the most popular nasal aspirator types used in European countries and discovered that the vast majority of parents go for very old-school, cheap solutions, originating decades ago.

An infographic showing information about the unequal knowledge about baby nasal hygiene among the European parents
The study was conducted by Nosiboo between May 25-29th 2020, via a web survey, amongst 5685 women from Hungary, Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, aged 25-41.

The importance of nasal hygiene should be one of the basic topics in the future parent’s education. To become a nasal hygiene expert, check out our ultimate guide for parents here.

Not everyone knows that newborns breathe through their nose almost exclusively until they are several months old, and babies cannot blow their noses as adults do.

By aspirating the nose, we free the baby’s airways and provide for the conditions of a peaceful rest and nourishment, we can also prevent illnesses of the upper airway and reduce allergy-like symptoms. If you’d like to know more about which type of nasal aspirator will suit you the most, click here.

If you’re looking for a remedy for the baby’s runny or stuffy nose and you want to be sure that you go for the safest solution, then we encourage you to get to know the Nosiboo family of nasal aspirators!

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