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.


nnmfam said...

natural rubber latex is very dangeroud do nto use that paciifier on your baby. Spina bifida kids are most at risk . people with multiple surgies and healthcare workers. i have almost died severeal times . i got this allergy at work as a nurse and now am housebound for the most part at age 41 trust me going green is not always safe

Parentdragon said...

Natural rubber latex is not as safe as the rubber industry would have you believe. Latex allergy has become a very hot topic and is increasing in numbers. Constant exposure to latex creates the potential to become allergic. Exposing your child this early to such latex can lead to an allergy that has potential deadly consequences. I am allergic and am mostly homebound. It would be easier to list the places I can go than the places I can't. Please restrict you childs exposure to this "safe and enviromentally friendly natural rubber latex."

marycadas said...

I used to sell these in Canada

The parent company is manipultaive and does not trade fair.\

Morever, I received a few returns as the pacifiers smell and become sticky after a few sterilisations -they suggest changing them frequently and I certianly would not allow my child to teethe on something that will likely come apart. Try silicone it is truly safe and anallergic