Frequently Asked Questions
about the Baby Vac
We would like to answer the most frequently asked questions
Isn't it too drastic to clean a baby's nose
with a vacuum?
No, it isn't. As the apparatus sucks with the help of the
vacuum, but not with its strength. Make sure you use a vacuum
cleaner between 800 watts and 1500 watts.
As the vacuum makes it possible to suck continuously the secretion
can be removed from the nose.
Isn't it painful to use the Baby Vac?
No, it isn't painful. Children usually don't like if somebody
is cleaning their nose, but an earache and other complications
can be more serious. They can cry when somebody just wipe
their nose even if it isn't painful. If the secretion is not
removed properly from the nose there are always higher risk
for complications are more likely to develop.
How often should the Baby Vac be used?
As often as the child snuffles or his/her nose needs to be
Are there any side effects of the Baby Vac?
No, there aren't. It is similar to blowing your nose. Sometimes
there can be a little blood in the secretion. The cause of
this is the swollen mucous membrane. Very often adults can
see little blood in their tissue after they blow their nose.
That is normal.
This is very different from a nose bleed. With nose bleeding
it is best to contact to a doctor.
During the suction the mum can hold the baby on her lap to
keep them still while using the Baby Vac.
The Baby Vac can not make any injures inside the nose because
it can't go too deep, as the end of the evacuator is a triangle
shape so it is impossible put it deep into the nose.
A child must be held during the suction especially as until
they understand why is it important to suck their nose they
often move. When the child doesn't move his/her head the suction
can be started.
Sometimes parents ask if the using of the Baby Vac makes any
trauma or scares the children. The sound of the vacuum cleaner
may make the child a bit scared but not the feeling of the
suction. Also when the parent touch the little one's nose
can makes the child upset even if it is not painful. The reason
is that the children really don't like if somebody cleaning
their nose with anything.
Is it needed to be sucked with a vacuum?
Yes. The secretion can't be removed from the nasal cavity, or from the facial cavities without a strong continuous suction.The Arianna Baby Vac can provide this gentle but strong enough continuous suction with the suction of the vacuum cleaner.
Isn't the child afraid of the Baby
It depends on the child. The babies at the beginning usually
don't like the sound of the vacuum cleaner. Some children
are afraid from the suction in their nose at the first time
but later on when they realised that is not painful and they
can feel the difference before and after the suction they
are not afraid.
Is the procedure sterile enough?
The Baby Vac doesn't need to be sterile. It's enough to sterilize
the evacuator (A) by putting it into boiling water occasionally.
If you use it continually it's enough to wash the whole apparatus
with hot soapy water and then rinse it.
Thanks to the ENT specialist and phoniater, Dr Julianna Geller
for their help.