The BabyComfyNose generates 5-10 times the suction power of standard bulb and battery-powered nasal aspirators as proven by laboratory testing. The parent-powered aspirator uses your own suction and yes, it's hygienic: thanks to the laws of physics, it's impossible to draw goop up the tube. Plus, unlike other aspirators out there, it uses ordinary facial tissues, not endless replacement filters, so there's nothing else to buy. The nylon mesh pouch is more than convenient storage, it allows hygienic drying. Dishwasher safe. The stuffy nose remedy used by European parents for years!