Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hevea Pacifier Review

I Squirmy was given the opportunity to review a pacifier from Hevea.  At first I was excited but also fairly apprehensive.  He's been rather selective about his pacifiers, and I was worried he'd refuse to take a new one.

The package arrived one night before bed time.  The outside packaging is made from recycled paper and printed with soy ink!  The "plastic" wrap around the pacifier is compostable!  I was pretty impressed!

Because Squirmy is nearly 8 months old (when did that happen?!?), they sent me a 3m+ pacifier with moon and star cut outs!  The pacifier boasts impressive eco-friendly, baby friendly, and general piece of mind qualities:

  • 100% natural rubber latex 
  • Hygienic one piece design – no joints, cracks or edges
  • Soft material and ergonomic shape – soft and gentle against baby’s face
  • Doesn’t leave marks, prevents vacuum around the mouth
  • Sustainably produced
  • Recycled and biodegradable packaging materials
  • Meets EU standard EN1400, US regulations CPSIA & AUS regulation AS 2432-1991
  • No PVC, no BPA, no phthalates, no artificial colors

So that's all fine and good and all that...but what would Squirmy think?  My kid's not the "give me my paci, my life is not complete without it" kind of kid.  He's the "well I guess if I can't be attached to Mommy 24/7, I'll settle for a pacifier" kind of kid.  My kid has refined tastes (ahem...picky/spoiled).  Like I said, it was bedtime and Squirmy was in his usual mood: protest.  I yanked it out of the package, popped it in his mouth, and crossed my fingers.  To which Hubby replied, "Uh, aren't you supposed to sterilize it or something first?"  But before I could care, he was happily sucking away and drifting off to dream world.

I've been trying to get a picture of him using it for this post but haven't been able.  First, I don't dare disturb the newly asleep babe since he doesn't sleep as much as he should (read: as much as I'd like).  Second, he's always been one to spit out pacifiers once he's in a deep sleep (when a picture would be most ideal).  Third, within a couple of weeks, he stopped using pacifiers all together.

Which brings me to my other favorite part of this pacifier!  It's GREAT for teething.  Squirmy loves chewing on it!!  It's hysterical to hear it squeezing against his smooth gums.

SO!  If you're looking for a great pacifier that's natural and picky-approved...this would be it!!

You can buy it at http://heveababyusa.com/ or check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/heveausa!!

**I was given the above described pacifier for review.  I was not compensated in any other way and the expressed opinions are my own.