How to care for your Natural Rubber Dummies
Natural Rubber Dummies – also known as Natural Rubber Soother 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. Made from a single piece of 100% pure Natural Rubber crafted from the sap of a Hevea Brasiliensis tree.
Why should I get a Natural Rubber Soother and what size is best?
I never thought I would be recommending a “dummy” as these were once known. My tip to have one for every new parents comes from my own experience of very painful breasts in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. When its so sore you are about to cry and your finger just won’t sit in your babies mouth any longer, a soother “saved” us for a few weeks. I threw it out once my breast pain had settled down and never used it again but for those few weeks I was eternally grateful! “Self-soothing” is important for babies and this can help for sure. There is also the potential prevention of the negative effects on teeth and palate formation created by his or her thumb sucking.
We also recommend a dummy chain to ensure the dummy is not dropped on the floor. These are very handy and used daily. Also useful for teething toys and other items you want to pin safely to baby clothing or the pram.
We are not encouraging you to use a soother, it is not essential at all. But as I relayed in my story above, it is an inexpensive back up item if a crisis hits. These things are often needed at awkward times when shops are not open and only a plastic or silicon one from the local chemist is an option. Anything that helps you during tough times is okay in my book! You do not need to make soothers a permanent feature of your baby’s life, Natural Rubber Soothers can help you through a rough patch.
The round teat on a natural rubber soother can 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+) View All sizes and Shapes here
With the orthodontic shape, the tip of the nipple is slanted to encourage tongue movement against it (as opposed tounder it. The tongue’s pressure is directed towards the tip. This shape is ideal for babies who are already accustomed tothe orthodontic shape. The Natural Rubber Soother Ortho shape is available in small (0-6 months) and large (6 months+).
Safety Report:All Natural Rubber Soothers meet the Australian Safety Standard for soothers, code number AS2432-1991/2008. The Natural Rubber Soothers are also made to conform with the Pacifier Safety requirements by European standard EN1400.The Natural Rubber Soothers are also tested by the internationally renowned company SGS for both compliance and also for traces of nitrosamines (proteins that can cause an allergic reaction to latex). Nitromsamines are eliminated during production of the The Natural Rubber Soother, (view this report here to see the non detectable status of nitrosamines), making them one of the safest soothers on the market today.
This testing is regulated by the ACCC in Australia.Most parents know by now that soothers and toys should not not contain phthalates, which is typically used to soften toys for babies. Phthalates were used to soften toys for babies but they were toxic! Gosh, so many of us grew up on them it’s crazy to imagine these days.The Natural Rubber Soother contains:• No BPA,• No chemical softeners,• No parabens,• No PVC,• No Phthalates.Natural Rubber Soothers should be replaced every 8 weeks if you use it every day. Advantages:• high level of elasticity & flexibility of the material (silicone soothers have less elasticity than rubber and it can rapidly tear once the surface has been damaged),• extreme durability (silicone teats are being used for long periods keep an eye out for any signs of damage)• excellent pull-and-tear resistance• Environmentally friendly disposal (silicone soothers are made from oil based materials and are a non renewable resource).• non-static properties – latex does not attract dustThe Natural Rubber Soother is produced using a sustainable raw material, the tree sap from the rubber tree used in our soothers is grown and made in Malaysia.
Here are some of the situations where a Natural Rubber Soother is helpful to a young parent.
• Aeroplane travel – air pressure changes – babies are unable to unblock their ears unless they are sucking and swallowing.• Painful nipples – like I mentioned in my personal story above, when you just can’t use your breast anymore as a comforter, a Natural Rubber Soother can give your nipples the chance to repair.• Sleep Activator – This is not a guarantee but some parents do find this helps. • Optional Parent Helper – Natural Rubber Soothers are not essential, they are a wonderful option in times of crisis so it’s okay not to have one.Sizes and Styles:Natural Rubber Soothers are available in round (cherry) and orthodontic shapes, both have the same size shield and there are five sizes to choose from.* round small 0-3 months * orthodontic shape small 0-6 months* round medium 3-6 months * orthodontic shape large 6+ months* round large 6+ months
Other names for this product are natural rubber pacifiers, natural rubber dummy or natural rubber dummies. We support you to call it what you like 🙂