I swore I would NEVER use this! The idea of sucking the boogers out of my baby's nose was horrifying and then she got a terrible cold & I caved. The bulb aspirator didn't really work and she seemed miserable. This thing was a life saver!!! I was absolutely shocked at just how much I got out of her nose and the filter was a sure guard against anything getting in the tube (or my mouth!!). In the end, I had a happier baby & clean up was a breeze!