Natursutten Natural Rubber Pacifiers - More information

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Why choose pure rubber pacifiers?

Pure rubber is a perfect foundation for hygiene because it banishes germs, and because these pacifiers are molded in one piece, there are no joints or cracks where bacteria can accumulate. Also, pure rubber pacifiers are advisable for babies, who already have teeth, because of the material's resilience which helps prevent breaking off and swallowing of small pieces.



Why is the flat shield important?

Natursutten pacifier's flat shield is instrumental in providing the baby's mouth and face muscles with much needed freedom of movement. Keep in mind that most pacifiers feature a concave shield, which constrains lip and face musculature. This may result in delayed development of these muscles, as well as inability to satisfy the baby's need to suck and undesirable breathing through the mouth.



The sucking reflex is the most natural thing in the world

The sucking reflex and sucking need of infants are natural and indispensable to life. The act of suction, like the act of ingestion, has a calming effect on babies. If a baby needs to suck for a longer time than it takes to satisfy its hunger, the breast feeding mother may find it difficult or painful. However, if at this point the baby is given a bottle with nutritional supplement, there is a possibility that the baby will get used to feeding as a way to self-soothe.

Beginning in their third month, babies start sucking on various objects in their immediate vicinity. This developmental phase solidifies the concept of sucking as a way to satisfy the instinctual need without simultaneous digestion of food. As a result, babies often choose their thumbs, which may lead to dental and speech problems later on.

Research has shown that toddlers, who were offered a pacifier at the right time, rarely or never suck their thumbs. Another advantage is that parents can always control the usage of a pacifier (since the pacifier can be taken away, and the child's thumb cannot). It is recommended that parents let their babies use the pacifier within reason and wean the child off the pacifier no later than between 2-3 years of age.



Instructions for Use

Before the first use, just sterilize by immersing the pacifier in boiling water for five minutes.
Afterwards, just clean on a daily basis, by washing it in mild liquid soap under cold running water — if it needs an extra thorough clean place it in a strainer and sterilize it by pouring boiling water over it. But don’t boil it again and never leave it to cool down in boiling water.

It is not dishwasher-safe. And we don’t recommend the use of sterilizers.

Inspect the pacifier before each use: if it sticks together when squeezed, replace immediately. The more use the pacifier gets, the more often it should be inspected by stretching it in different directions and making sure it remains intact. If the pacifier exhibits any damage as a result, please replace it immediately. Never dip a pacifier into sweet beverages or medicine before use as this may cause tooth decay.

Put the pacifier aside during intense play. Remove promptly from mouth when baby falls asleep. Never use the pacifier to calm the baby, without knowing the cause of the baby's complaining (like hunger or a soiled diaper). For breast-fed babies, it is advised to introduce the pacifier only after the baby has mastered breast feeding. Natursutten pacifiers will change colour slightly over time with use and should be replaced every 4 to 6 weeks, or as needed.