Battling Colds and Allergies {Waterpik SinuSense Giveaway}

One of the items in the official BlogHer swag bag was a Waterpik SinuSense gift box with a retail value of over $40. When I first saw it I was intrigued. I had always wanted to try a neti pot but never got around to actually researching and buying one. And after two (almost three now) years of not being able to take much for my allergies due to breastfeeding I knew I needed to find an alternative to relieving congestion and irritation. You see, the meds used to dry up congestion will also dry up my supply. And I just don't want to risk anything happening to that.

Well lucky for me (or not so lucky I guess...) after a weekend of working in the yard pulling weeds and digging in the dirt I woke up with a congested nose and watery eyes. Allergies. And it was not fun. But then I remembered the SinuSense in the closet and quickly pulled it out. My son was quite curious with what I was doing and helped me inspect the package and the water pulsator. I popped in the batteries, added in some warm water and a saline pack and headed to the sink.

I didn't know what quite to expect but got the stool out for my son to watch. I thought it'd be a fun thing to do together. What better way to bond with your son than over snot? Well... mud maybe but... So I put the water pulsator in one nostril and held my head over the sink. Then I pushed the button.

Um. No one warned me that I might get the solution in my mouth! It was super gross thinking that the water went through my nose into my mouth but I quickly spit it out and started again. The water (now pointed in the right direction) went up one nostril and out the other. My son was loving it! At one point he tried to reach for the water but I stopped him just in time. After we were done he asked to do it again.

All in all it was a great thing to have around. I used it every day until my sinuses cleared and I think my recovery time was a lot shorter then normal. I loved that it made my nose feel better after using so many tissues and it really did dry me up more than using nothing. And I'm sure that I'll have to use it again before I stop breastfeeding. 

The water pulsator pictured above is one of the products in the box and it comes with 15 saline packs, batteries and two nozzles. You can use it to reduce the risk of allergy and sinus symptoms including congestion, dryness, and irritation from flus, colds and allergens. The pulsator is safe for daily use and includes a flow control trigger with a non-slip grip.

The box also includes a Waterpik SinuSense neti bottle pictured above. The bottle has a comfort grip and comes with three saline easy pour packs. I like the one-touch flow control valve.

So thanks to my good friend Jessica over at And Then there Were 4... I have an extra Waterpik SinuSense that I'm going to give away to one lucky reader! I will be sending this directly to the winner. Use the rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I received a Waterpik SinuSense in my Blogher11 Swag Bag. Jessica also received one and couldn't fit it into her luggage on the way home so she left it with me. Your gain. If you want to show her some love why not check out her facebook page!

6 comment(s) with love:

Sarah Lynne said... Reply To This Comment

I am lucky enough to get sinus infections ALL THE TIME!!! I would love to see if this could help me!!

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

Shawna said... Reply To This Comment

Because my Mom and I both get Sinus infections a lot. It sucks!! This looks like it would help!

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds great. I ger sinus infections a lot! said... Reply To This Comment

I could SO use this! I use the Sinus Rinse twice a day and am currently battling an infection now. I actually had sinus surgery last summer.

liz said... Reply To This Comment

I would like to try this for sinus problems related to seasonal allergies.

Grandma to Twins + One said... Reply To This Comment

I have sinus problems and have even had surgery for it. I think this would be easier and maybe work better than just a bulb syringe.

Thanks for the giveaway.