Gathering all of your baby essentials for a baby shower or to welcome a newborn into your home entails a long list of goods. You may decide that having some pacifiers to soothe and comfort your baby is an item you can’t be without. When choosing which baby pacifier is right for your little one, you’ll probably be looking at comfort, safety, and other factors. A natural rubber pacifier (also called latex) can check off everything you want in your binkies.
This is our list of the top 6 reasons to use a natural rubber pacifier:
1. Softer for baby
Your little baby has sensitive gums. A natural rubber pacifier, like Natursutten, is crafted with gentleness in mind. Silicone that is mass-produced may be hard and uncomfortable. The rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree is buttery soft, just like mom, to help naturally soothe babies.
2. Safe one-piece design
One of the most important things to keep in mind with all baby essentials is to keep everything squeaky clean. Sometimes a baby pacifier is made with joints and cracks, making it difficult to wash away all dirt and bacteria hiding in the grooves. A one-piece design on a rubber pacifier is easier to clean on a daily basis,just wash it with mild liquid soap and running water. Before the first use, you will need to sterilize the product by boiling for five minutes without letting the binkies touch the bottom of the pot.
One-piece design also means the pacifier is also generally more sturdy and harder to damage. TheMayo Clinic says a two-piece pacifier may break and possibly choke the baby. This is why a one-piece pacifier is a safer option.
3. All natural without chemicals and toxins
The material used to make your baby essentials, especially ones going in your baby’s mouth, matters. Products made with silicone, hard plastic, or synthetic latex may have hidden ingredients. When your baby pacifier is made with pure rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, you know everything inside your product and everything that is left out.
A Natursutten pacifier does not contain:
- Artificial colors
- Cancer-causing substances
- Hormone-disturbing substances
- Chemical softeners
- Parabens, PVC, and phthalates
Natursutten even goes the extra step to remove the protein that can provoke a latex allergy from the rubber sap. However, Natursutten would never recommend using a product made from natural rubber for a child with a diagnosed latex allergy.
4. Environmentally friendly
Pacifiers made with 100% natural rubber are 100% biodegradable. Moms and dads do not have to worry about creating pounds of more waste that damages the earth. With Natursutten products, all rubber sap comes from sustainably run Hevea brasiliensis rubber tree plantations. The suppliers are members of the Malaysian Rubber Board, ensuring you can stay earth-conscious with your pacifier choice.
5. All chewable teething pacifier
Babies who are growing teeth need something to soothe and comfort. A teething pacifier should becompletely chewable, but still safe and sturdy. Thankfully, this is another benefit of choosing a natural rubber pacifier. Your baby can chew on every part of a one-piece rubber pacifier while enjoying the soft natural feeling. Parents do not have to worry about a cheap plastic piece breaking off, creating a dangerous sharp edge. Since there’s no extra pieces that can break off, there’s no chance of this posing a choking hazard either.
6. Variety of nipple shapes and shield shapes
Every baby is a little bit different and prefers a certain style of binkies. There are multiple shapes of nipples and pacifier shields and natural rubber can be molded into any of these forms. The best pacifier for breastfed babies may be an oversized shield, like theNatursutten Orthodontic Pacifier. This shape is intended to gently touch the baby’s nose, simulating breastfeeding. A baby may prefer a different shield shape, like the butterfly or a flatter shield. Both of these shapes are crafted to leave room for the baby's nose. Natursutten offers an oversized shield and a butterfly shield pacifier.
Nipple shape is largely chosen based on the baby’s preference. Some little one’s prefer a rounded nipple, which may be easier for bottle-fed babies. A second option is the orthodontic shape, which is flatter and made to imitate breastfeeding. Somestudies show that orthodontic binkies may be better for your child’s dental health. The third option is asymmetrical baby pacifier. These are elongated and also intended to simulate a breast. Natursutten offers rounded nipples and orthodontic nipples.
Although we hope you choose a Natursutten pacifier, ultimately you are the person who knows your baby the most. Your baby has unique needs and wants for his or her baby essentials and we hope you let Natursutten help provide your little one with comfort and natural safety.