There's nothing "soft and flexible" about this. The tip is actually rock hard and the remaining rubber is too stiff to pop out fast enough once compressed to suction anything. It doesn't work at all and is a complete and total waste of money. Not that it matters without suction, but the taper and hole size appear the same as the larger bulbed aspirator that I received from the hospital, but since it's stiffer rubber, it is also harder to position.
My 15 month old came down with a very bad cold...stuffy, runny nose and the like. My husband ran to Target to pick up some things to make her more comfortable...one of which was this little gem. Here is the problem...in order for this to work you need to squeeze the bulb needs to "re-inflate" thus causing suction pulling the nasties out. Well, the bulb does NOT behave this way. Once squeezed, it remains squeezed. I even tried to push the sides in to pop it out and create suction, but it just will not work. The plastic seems to be too firm. Into the garbage it will go