Non-toxic Natural Rubber Soothers are made from pure, natural rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensi tree, the rubber used in our soothers is grown and made in Malaysia. Natural Rubber Soothers are extremely hygienic because they are moulded in one piece. This means there is no joints or cracks where dirt and bacteria can accumulate. The pacifier shield is larger than conventional shields to help protect babies from squeezing the flexible material enough to get into their mouth. It will also not leave marks on the baby's face.
WHAT SHAPE Natural Rubber Soother SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Natural Rubber Soothers are helpful in satisfying your baby's need for self-soothing, while preventing possible negative effects on teeth and palate formation created by his or her thumb sucking.
Round Shape:Tends to work better for breast-fed babies because the tongue is positioned under the nipple as it is during breast-feeding, which helps prevent nipple confusion. About 80% of babies tend to move soothers around in their mouths, so the position of the round soother can never end up around the wrong way. Because the tongue's position never changes, midwives usually recommend starting babies on rounded soothers. Natural Rubber Soothers round model is available in small (0-3months), medium (3-6 months) and large (6 months+).
Orthodontic Shape: with the orthodontic shape, the tip of the nipple is slanted to encourage tongue movement against it (as opposed to under it. The tongue's pressure is directed towards the tip. This shape is ideal for babies who are already accustomed to the orthodontic shape. The Natural Rubber Soother Ortho shape is available in small (0-6 months) and large (6 months+).
Care of your Natural Rubber Soother: Natural Rubber Soothers should be boiled in water for 2 minutes (and allowed to cool) before first time use. Afterwards they should be cleaned on a daily basis. Natural Rubber Soothers will slightly change colour during use. As the soother is made from Natural Rubber the texture and colour of the soother will change over time. Once the rubber is sticky to touch it is time to replace the soother as it is starting to breakdown and biodegrade.
**Natural Rubber Soothers should be replaced every 8-12 weeks (depending on frequency of use) with the age appropriate size, if you and your child still need the additional support a soother can provide.