Baby Nasal Aspirator Vacuum Suction Pigeon (Made in Japan)
The regular bulb syringe failed us BULB SYRINGE 2 OZ - it is straight and narrow at the tip and wasn't effective on Henry's rounded nostrils. I started looking for other options. Although Henry seems to have inherited many of Chris' genes (blonde highlights and green eyes), it's starting to look like he's inherited some of my characteristics too - crooked teeth and rounded nostrils.
We found the above Baby Nasal Aspirator at our Japanese supermarket, and now you can get it on Amazon! The head of the apparatus has a bulb on the end, which creates an airtight seal against the nasal passage allowing for maximum suction. Although it doesn't work as well as putting your actual mouth over the baby's entire nose, it is the next best thing - and a lot less revolting.
Here's to happy suctioning!