I'm totally with you on this one they are called nasal aspirators, they do work wonders, and a great laugh too. poor lil guys don't like it too much though, well who would like a tube getting stuck up your nose only to have boogers sucked out?. My lil man actually lets me do it now to him (kind of) i guess he knows it helps him.
Also try and sleep him propped up slightly as this tends to help them breathe a bit easier. and doesn't allow the mucus to clog up thier noses as much.
Steam works wonders as also mentioned by Steph.
ok for the booger suckers "nasal aspirators" try out LITTLE NOSES by FESS this product is suitable for use by newborns so it is very safe etc. It comes with saline drops which loosen the boogers making it easier to get sucked out and drys out the nasal passage so it doesn't get as blocked so quickley.
Good luck let us know how you go.
Aleks, SA, 5yr old girl, 9yr old boy&bubs 10.4.04