Product Review + Giveaway: The OogieBear

Product Review + Giveaway: The OogieBear

The OogieBear is the one baby tool that you probably haven't heard of, but will instantly become a MUST HAVE in your baby toolkit!

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This is the one baby product you probably never knew you needed…but you’ll know now, and OogieBear is giving one away for this week’s giveaway!! (enter at the bottom of the post)

Babies (or at least mine), have the craziest boogers. When my daughter was a week old, I pulled a booger out of her nose that I swear was 2 inches long. How in the world did she 1) produce that, and 2) breath with it in there!!!!! Don’t judge…but before the OogieBear I would try to VERY CAREFULLY pull these long boogers out with tweezers. Such a bad idea, but I couldn’t get them otherwise! Clearly, I’m really lucky to have found a safe alternative. But literally, there is nothing else out there that gets the larger, dried up boogies!

I bought myself the OogieBear on a whim at Buy Buy Baby when my daughter was a couple months old. I’m not sure what drew me to it, but it’s right by the checkout, and there were a few people ahead of me, so of course I was investigating all the impulse buys in the bins there. I’m SO glad I bought this–it’s seriously been one of the best things I’ve bought, and I’ve bought a few of them for friends with babies, or as baby shower gifts.

The OogieBear is a booger-defeater and an ear-wax-conquerer; it’s a little rubber-coated blue tool with two little rubber hooks on either end. One of the hooks is a little loop, which is great for removing sticky mucus, and the other is a scoop for dried mucus. You can safely use it to grab mucus/wax in baby’s nose or ear! (Yes, I do use it for both!!!) The Oogie was designed by a doctor, and is constructed so that it can’t be inserted too deep into your baby’s nose or ear, so don’t worry about hurting your little one. Be gentle, obviously, but just know you can’t go too deep because the little bear’s ears will prevent that from happening!

A few tips for use:

  1. Bring a head holder. I started using this on my daughter when she was a couple months old. She’s now 10 months, but she still doesn’t really “sit there and take it” like I wish she would. Usually I need my husband to hold her head while I “Oogie” her.
  2. Keep a tissue handy while you use it. You’ll pull out the booger, and then need the tissue to wipe the scoop off and go back in if you need to.
  3. Clean it right away. No one needs to tell you how baby boogers dry up like cement if they’re stick…same with baby ear wax….so wash it off right after you’re done!
  4. Be calm when you’re using it. Babies don’t like anything strange inserted anywhere, so they’ll probably freak out the first time.

Above: You can see that the Oogie isn’t super long! The rubber coated ends are soft and bendable; nothing sharp or pointy in your baby’s nostrils or ears! We ended up buying three of them about a week after I realized how amazing they are….one for the “baby first aid” cabinet, one for my diaper bag, and another for the cabin.

Below: Excuse the cat…he’s a camera hog! I got some clear snot on the loop here, if you can see that!

If you want to win an OogieBear and change your booger-extracting life forever, enter via the Rafflecopter link below. If you want to get your own, I’ll share the Amazon link below, or you can find it at OogieBear’s website, or Buy Buy Baby!

 

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43 Comments

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 4:51 PM

      Seriously this thing is amazing–Like I said, been using it since she was a couple months old and can’t imagine life without it!

  1. February 13, 2017 / 4:34 PM

    How awesome is that?! Sure beats the terribly intimidating bulb syringe!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 4:52 PM

      YES! Ok, those DO NOT work for me. I never got anything out! My booger combat move is the Nose Frida for the stuffy liquid stuff, and this for anything that I can pull out. Works like a charm! hehe

  2. Kari
    February 13, 2017 / 5:41 PM

    Oh wow! This tool is so neat! Could I have ever used one of these during cold season lol thanks for the recommendation Mama!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:19 AM

      😀 It’s super awesome!! Thanks for the comment!!!

  3. February 13, 2017 / 6:42 PM

    Oh my, I had no idea this existed! I totally need this for my son!!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:22 AM

      I know, I was just lucky to randomly find it! It’s a game changer, that’s for darn sure.

  4. February 13, 2017 / 6:49 PM

    Oh man! Where has this thing been!? My daughter is crazy strong, so cleaning her nose has always been a big fight! This would have been a life saver the last year!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:22 AM

      Aw! Yeah it’s tough with my daughter too–I always need my husband told hold her, even though she’s been “oogied” since she was little!

  5. February 13, 2017 / 6:50 PM

    Oh my gosh! This is awesome! I would have loved this when my kids were babies!!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:20 AM

      I’m so thankful I found it!

  6. February 13, 2017 / 10:25 PM

    I’ve never heard of this tool. So smart and so great!! Need to get one stat

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:18 AM

      I hadn’t either and I’m so glad I bought it! We’ve been using it religiously for 7 months now!

  7. February 14, 2017 / 2:59 AM

    Oh my gosh, this is fantastic- so simple, but so useful. We definitely need one for my littlest!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 4:13 AM

      Yes! Seriously this thing is AWESOME!!! Who’d have thought?! haha!

  8. February 14, 2017 / 4:50 AM

    Such a gross thing to have to do with kiddos but so very needed. Great gadget.

    The How-to Guru

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 5:48 PM

      I know right?! I never really even considered baby boogers until I got her home, pulled this 2 inch booger out and was like hmmm……what is this?!?!

  9. February 14, 2017 / 2:31 PM

    I don’t even know what to say about this little item, except that I so need this in my life! My baby boy has such little nostrils that we use cotton ear swabs to try to get the boogers out.

    I’m going to pick one of these up to be ready for the next time he has a cold. Thanks for sharing the news of this interesting item.

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 5:47 PM

      It is seriously amazing!! Buy Buy Baby has them for $9.99 right at the checkout spot! My first thought was that it was super expensive for what it was…but after buying now three of them and using them the last 7 months, they’re worth every penny and then some!!

  10. February 14, 2017 / 4:35 PM

    Oh wow that’s an amazing tool to have!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 5:48 PM

      Yes, it’s so awesome!!

  11. February 14, 2017 / 5:48 PM

    I definitely need that in my life for my kids. This sounds like an amazing product and easier to use than other things for ear wax and boogers. You are right that this something you never knew you needed.

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 9:17 PM

      Thanks for the sweet comment! My daughter still doesn’t sit still and enjoy it, but seriously it makes life so much better!

  12. February 14, 2017 / 8:00 PM

    I need to get one for my boy. He hates the sucker thing.

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 9:19 PM

      Oh yeah seriously I feel like those bulbs DON’T work! Unless you mean the nose frida–that’s also one of my favs, but she hates that too haha!

  13. February 15, 2017 / 3:41 AM

    This is awesome! How come I didn’t know about this when my kids were babies? Where was this when I needed this? Lol!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

  14. February 15, 2017 / 3:48 AM

    I WISH they had this around when my three girls were babies. That bulb/syringe thingie is horrible! The sound, the aftermath and gunk left inside of it…ewww. Will keep in mind for upcoming baby shower gift ideas!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 15, 2017 / 4:35 PM

      Isn’t it awful!? The bulb has never worked for me!!

  15. February 15, 2017 / 3:56 AM

    Wow, they really have thought of everything! This I have never heard of this but I can see how it would be extremely handy! Cleaning my munchkins nose and ears is almost impossible. This would make it much easier.

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 15, 2017 / 4:34 PM

      It is so so helpful! She’s still not super fond of it going in her nose (ear she doesn’t care about), but it really gets the job done safely!!!

  16. February 15, 2017 / 11:42 AM

    um….WOW this is amazing. I really needed this a few years ago. The perfect gift for Mum’s to be. Those boogers can be stubborn.

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 15, 2017 / 4:33 PM

      It seriously is INCREDIBLE! I’m so glad I randomly found it, because it’s been a godsend! And yes those boogers are SO stubborn! How do babies even make those things?! They can get huge!!!

  17. February 15, 2017 / 4:52 PM

    Oh my gosh, I don’t really have a funny boogie story so much as my daughter HATES when I have to use the Nose Frida or pick out a little booger. Oy. Not cool. But I love the idea of this little tool and would love to win one!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 16, 2017 / 6:15 PM

      They must all just hate everything that goes in their nose! haha! My daughter still hates it even though I’ve been using it forever now!

  18. February 15, 2017 / 9:31 PM

    Way cool! I SO need this even for my 5 year old! Thanks!

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 15, 2017 / 9:42 PM

      It’s a game changer for sure!! 😀

  19. February 15, 2017 / 10:41 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing. Who thinks up these products?! I’m definitely going to share this with my new mommy patients…especially the ines who are determined to clean out their babies noses. ?

  20. February 16, 2017 / 12:08 AM

    Wow! This is a cool and unique baby necessity! I just read about how suctioning babies noses is bad!

  21. February 19, 2017 / 4:54 PM

    Not going to lie … as ridiculous as this seems, it’s friggen brilliant. LOL

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 20, 2017 / 3:33 PM

      I know, right?!

  22. Allison Rutley
    February 19, 2017 / 5:28 PM

    What a neat product. Wish it was around when my daughter was small

    • Meredith
      Author
      February 20, 2017 / 3:34 PM

      It’s so awesome!

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