Before using the dummy please sterilise by immersing in boiling water for 5 minutes, then allow to cool.
Clean after each use with warm water and mild liquid soap.
Squeeze teat to release any trapped water and air dry with the teat facing up.
Don’t put dummy or case in steriliser.
Inspect before each use, especially when your baby has teeth.
ONE OF THE SAFEST ON THE MARKET
Natural Rubber Soothers are made up of a single piece of natural rubber which means they don’t have joints (to avoid the teat separating that can lead to choking) so are extremely durable. Compared to its silicone counterpart that can rapidly tear once the surface has been damaged and can become a dangerous choking hazard, the Natural Rubber Soother is a safer option.
Unlike some dummies on the market the Natural Rubber Soother shield does not leave marks on baby’s faces due to the high level of elasticity of natural rubber. The size of the shield also prevents babies from squeezing the soother into their mouths.
Many parents are now are looking for toys and soothers that do not contain phthalates, which is typically used to soften toys for babies. While they make toys and soothers soft, they may not be so safe for our babies. The Natural Rubber Soother is:
- BPA FREE
- Contains no chemical softeners
- Parabens Free
- Contains no PVC or Phthalates.
These Natural Rubber Soothers also meet Australian Safety Standard for soothers (AS2432-1991/2008) FDA, European standards (EN1400) and GB 4806.2-94 standards.
Further to the safety benefits the single piece of rubber also makes the Natural Rubber Soothers extremely hygienic as there are no joins or cracks in the natural rubber soother where dirt and bacteria can accumulate.
They are also made from natural rubber having non-static properties meaning they do not attract dust and dirt.
HELPS ENCOURAGE BREASTFEEDING
There are a number of elements of the Natural Rubber Soother that help encourage breastfeeding:
- THE SHIELD
It is not cut out around the nose so the shield simulates a breast and touches the baby’s nose offering closer simulation to breastfeeding.
- THE MATERIAL
The dummy is made out of rubber which is much softer and more flexible than silicone making it more similar to a nipple of a breast.
- THE SHAPE OF THE TEAT
The round style dummies have been designed to encourage the same type of sucking that breastfeeding does. This shape tends to 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.
SIZES & SHAPES TO MATCH YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT
Natural rubber soothers come in two shapes, with an orthodontic (Ortho) which is a flatter teat, ideal for preventing dental issues or a round version sometimes called a cherry style, perfect for breastfed babies. Each shape comes in a number of different sizes designed to match the size of your baby’s mouth.
- THE ROUND NATURAL RUBBER SOOTHER
As mentioned above the round style tends to 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. The Natural Rubber Soothers round model is available in small (0-3 months), medium (3-6 months) and large (6 months+).
- THE ORTHO NATURAL RUBBER SOOTHER
Having a flatter teat helps to prevent future dental problems as this allows the baby to hold their jaw in the correct position when using the dummy. It is available in two sizes a small ideal for up to 6 months of age and a large for over 6 months.
The Natural Rubber Soother is produced with sustainable raw material, making it a green product. The dummies are made from pure, natural rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensi tree, grown in Malaysia. Other soothers on the market are made from silicone and plastic which are made from oil based materials and are a non-renewable resource.
Unlike plastic & silicon dummies, Natural Rubber Soothers, teats and teethers are bio-degrade and the source and supply of rubber is also renewable through replanting of the rubber trees. On top of this we’re making efforts to reduce our carbon foot print by sourcing the rubber from Malaysia, the closest sustainable rubber plantation to Australian. Making ours the lowest footprint in the world for this type of product.
A TORN OR BROKEN DUMMY POSES A CHOKING HAZARD.
INSPECT CAREFULLY BEFORE EACH USE. PULL THE TEAT IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
THROW AWAY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE OR WEAKNESS.
A CORD OR RIBBON ATTACHED TO A DUMMY POSES A STRANGULATION HAZARD.
DO NOT ATTACH A DUMMY TO YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING.