It's World Pick Your Nose Day

It's World Pick Your Nose Day

Posted by Laura Klein on 23rd Apr 2023

April 23rd is International Nose Picking Day. According to a 2005 study, 91% of respondents reported doing it, but reasons for this curious habit vary - discomfort, boredom, a nervous habit, etc. 

Nose-picking is an extremely widespread habit: some surveys indicate that it is almost universal, with people picking their nose on average about four times a day. For children with a bad habit, it could happen even more than that.

When nose picking is compulsive, it is called rhinotillexomania, which often accompanies stress or anxiety. While it is not socially acceptable, it's not dangerous either.

Although International Nose Picking Day is a silly, quirky, (disgusting) tradition, a blocked or runny nose can be serious and dangerous for children. 

A blocked or runny nose is an uncomfortable condition usually caused by a viral infection. While adults can relieve the symptoms by sniffing or blowing their own nose, babies and young children don't have this ability. 

As young children get 6-12 viruses/runny noses each year, parents need a safe, convenient solution.

A nasal aspirator can quickly suction nasal mucus to clear the nostrils. 

There are 2 main types of aspirators: manual and motorised. 

Manual Aspirators - low efficiency and unhygienic

1. Manual aspirators are cheap, plastic inventions that usually have weak, short suction times. They can also be difficult to clean.

2. Motorised aspirators are battery operated. They offer constant, strong suction, with the snot collecting in the holding chamber. There are many brands on the market, and Australian parents should only purchase an aspirator from a registered Australian store, which ensures the product has been tested and approved by TGA Australia.

Ultra-quiet motor and strongest suction on the Australian market

Snotty Boss is the award-winning motorised nasal aspirator from Brisbane-based company Snotty Noses Australia. Since launching in 2020, Snotty Boss has relieved over 110,000 blocked and runny noses, with 5-star reviews from happy parents. 

Reviews from happy customers, baby can breathe better after using Snotty Boss

The key to Snotty Boss* success is strong constant suction, G4 motor, a large collection cup, flushable motor and 4 sizes of silicone nozzle, to suit every age and every type of snot. 

Be prepared for colds and sniffles with Snotty Boss - you'll be so glad it's in your medicine box, ready to go.

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