I am a neti expert.

A neti lover.

So when I received a battery operated neti pot from BlogHer?

I waited for the perfect sinus issue to test it out.

That issue came last night, as did the test.

Final answer?

Give this to an amateur and they’re gonna drown.


(This entire video was recorded, edited, uploaded and posted from my Motorola Xoom with the built in Movie Studio App. Even cooler? I did it all with one hand while the baby snoozed in my other arm.)

((Also, pardon the, um, layout issues I’m having. Consider it an workout for your brain. Sorry about that. Working on it!!)


  1. you have no idea how much I needed that laugh today. Okay, you probably do…so thank you!

  2. That’s probably the funniest, cutest videos I’ve seen in a long time!! Loved it!

  3. I’ve never used a neti pot, but that was hilarious.

  4. Haha you rock! The sinus rinse (by neilmed) squeeze bottle is what I use. I HATE netipots and having to tilt your head and pretty much only do it in the shower b/c of the mess. I LOVE the squeeze bottle and just shooting it all up there. It works so much better. The battery operation seems way excessive when you cna just use a squeeze bottle. Thanks for making my day with that review!

    Chrysta Reply:

    I use the same squeeze bottle. It rocks.

    So does this video. Watching it was kind of like watching my mom after she’s just told one of her seriously corny jokes. Everyone ends up laughing hysterically, not because the joke itself was very funny, but because watching my mom crack herself up over it is so hi-freakin-larious! Thanks for such a good laugh today!

  5. Ok..I know I am not supposed to laugh at your pain, but that was hilarious!

    I was trying to watch this at work (stealth-style) but I think the jig was up when snort laughed.

    Thanks for the giggles!!

  6. you are a brave, brave woman. i LOVE a good neti pot, but that thing scares me. although i’ll be honest, it’s the kind of thing i might have wanted to try. i’m glad you went first. (and i’ll be sticking with my trusty low-tech version.)

  7. Can anyone say water boarding??

    I don’t know how you did that!!!

  8. I’m so excited to show Michael this when he gets home. He was a wee bit too excited to get the one leslie didn’t want. Although, if she ever sees your review, she’s gonna ask for it back, I just know it.

  9. I just laughed so hard I almost tinkled.

  10. HAHAHAHA! A regular neti pot to me is just as funny though. I about died when I watched my husband try it out. My mom is a big believer in the things, but they just have not shown much benefit for me or the hubby.

  11. Now, you’ve gone and scared everybody and they won’t know the joy of clean sinuses!

    I can’t use regular Neti pots, but I use the NeilMed sinus rinse all the time (use it on my son every day during the winter) because it shoots the water for you. I had no idea that the one from BlogHer was battery operated! I’m so excited! It’s sitting in my cabinet just waiting for me!

  12. I don’t want to mention what I think that *really* looks like. After all, my husband’s gonna be a pastor!

    Drea Reply:

    @Emily, LOL oh shoot, i just did below 🙂 and my husband IS a Pastor HAHAHA!

  13. That was AWESOME!!

    My favorite parts:

    “It burns! It burns!”

    “Get the normal one and tip your damn head.”

    I guess someone had to be the guinea pig, so sorry it had to be you.

  14. My word case. This was priceless. Thank you.

  15. OMG! I was laughing along with you.
    Thank you for falling on that sword for us all. I’ll stick to my regular old Neti pot.
    Feel better!

  16. I was laughing along right with you. SO braver than me on FILMING yourself using it!!

  17. Thats hilarious!!

    Yes tilting the head seems like a much less painful method 😉 – the walmart netpot that i used was a life saver during my 3rd pregnancy. I HAD HORRID sinus issues with it.. and couldnt (well didnt feel comfortable) taking much. It was my only relief. Didnt hurt bad tho 😉 that thing looks like some odd looking sex toy! no thanks 🙂

    Emily Reply:

    @Drea, You read my mind.

  18. Ok, I just about peed. You are so freakin cute and this was hilarious.

  19. I so did not get one of these.

    And now I am not sad about it.

    “it burns!”

  20. My mom has been using a regular water pik (the one with the huge bin) with a nose attachment for the hose… HOSE, for YEARS! She got this one and HATES it! I’m sticking to my Neti Pot.

  21. That was so awesome. 🙂

  22. I find the concept of using a neti pot frightening already but after seeing that, I’m convinced that I am not going to try to shoot water up my nose tipped or not tipped!

    Also, love how most of the video is you laughing =)

  23. I’m not an amateur but I think that would kill me. I almost drowned when I first used the squeeze thingy. I think I may have forced some out of my ear at some point. It’s an acquired skill. 🙂

  24. I should not have watched this while feeding the baby. Because now she is crying on me because I laughed out loud.


  25. LMAO! I love you!

  26. Just laughed so hard I cried. And did anyone else notice that you totally said “waterprick??” Pretty sure it’s waterpik, darlin 😉

    I love you so much for posting this <3

  27. I am so glad to have seen this because that thing has been sitting in my closet while I wonder what to do with it. eBay maybe. You are brave. And charming.

    What were they thinking?

  28. Priceless!! You just totally made my day…and my hubby loved it and now knows a little bit more why I think you are so darn awesome 🙂

  29. I still can’t get the neti pot to work in my nose… I swear I just have wonky sinuses. I’ve tried it a LOT. And an aerosol kind of can too… that didn’t do much either.

    But this…. Neti pot and vibrator’s lovechild? Funniest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Best part of my day.

  30. Best video ever! Thanks for the laugh.

  31. another big fan of the NeilMed pump bottle over here. That motorized one just looks…unpleasant. Thanks for taking one for the team 😉

  32. I just need you to know that I am currently laying in bed with my five year old in a hotel room with my mother and plugged my ear phones in to watch this video. Totally worth it. THAT THING IS SCARY.

  33. I have always wondered about those. I think I’ll continue to wonder from afar. Ouch and funny at the same time!

  34. Wow, Casey you are so brave!!! I didn’t even know they came motorized….I think I best stick to the un-motorized version…safer that way…and trust me when I say that adding more salt to really clean out the sinuses is a BIG mistake!!

  35. You and your neti pot scare the crap out of me on a good day. I am ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED of that thing and would drown for sure!

  36. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!, ya, I would drown.

  37. There is a reason people plug their noses when jumping in a pool. The water forced up the nose is unpleasant no matter if you invite it or not. This video, though, is hilarious.

  38. I’ve seen movies that were less funny than that. I think having another baby might be preferable to trying that. And I do c-sections.

  39. OMG, the combination of water and the laughing made the decision to watch this post-lunch (lunch with a 32oz soda) but pre-bathroom a bad idea. Thank GOD my lady bits don’t know they’re over 40!

  40. Although your video had me cracking up, I admit to LOVING my motorized neti pot. SO EFFICIENT.


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