How do you pick a pacifier? The reality is that you’ll likely have to try a few before you find The One. Some things to consider:
- If you’re breastfeeding, wait until latching/feeding is firmly established before introducing a pacifier
- Try to match the pacifier nipple shape to the breastfeeding nipple shape
- Newborns who push a pacifier out of their mouth with their tongues are making their breast latching mouth shape. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they dislike the pacifier; only that they have not learned how to keep the pacifier in their mouth. They will quickly learn to keep their tongue in their mouth with some persistence
- Smaller babies need smaller pacifiers
- Silicone is more durable than natural rubber and will last longer; natural rubber is softer than silicone and some babies prefer that softness
- Our natural rubber brand, Natursutten, removes the protein in rubber that is responsible for latex allergies. However, if you suspect a latex allergy, stick with silicone just to be safe
- Though “Orthodontic” pacifiers are supposed to reduce jaw/teeth problems like overbite, most pacifiers on the market are orthodontic-friendly, whether they are labelled as such or not. The biggest culprit in these kinds of problems is using a pacifier beyond 18 – 24 months.
Teething toys come in all kinds of shapes and materials, including silicone and natural rubber.
Amber Teething Necklace
Baltic amber teething necklaces are a natural analgesic remedy that has been used for centuries in Europe and in traditional natural medicine. Baltic amber contains succinic acid,a natural anti-inflammatory, which is released when the amber is warmed against the skin.
It is worn by the baby, but not meant to be chewed.
Our necklaces, Amber Glow, have breakaway clasps as a safety feature. Should they get caught on something, the necklace will snap rather than tighten on baby’s throat. The beads are individually tied so that if the necklace does break, only one bead will become loose. The amber beads are very small and very smooth, and are unlikely to be a choking hazard. They are most likely to be swallowed and passed with very little fuss. Still, they should only be worn around the neck in the presence of a responsible adult, and removed while sleeping. They are available in 5 different colours, and also come in anklets.
Hazelwood is used to treat all kinds of ailments based on acid imbalances and inflammation. It’s uses are not limited to teething babies, and as such, we stock adult sizes as well.
Hazelwood is effective in treating joint pain, digestive disorders (especially reflux and heartburn), dental pain due to inflammation and even skin disorders such as eczema.
These necklaces are not intended for chewing, and feature a metal clasp which will release the beading thread if pulled, as a safety feature.