When it comes to decide which organic dummy is best for your baby, the first choice should be the Natursutten organic pacifier. In this post we answer all your questions on organic dummies and their benefits. And as an authorised stockist
of the Natursutten products please contact us if you would like more details.
Note: This blog post was updated by Luisa Figueroa on 5th June 2021 to provide the latest available information.
Why are organic dummies so good?
Organic pacifiers are made without allergy-causing substances, artificial colours, chemical softeners, and hormone disturbing substances. This is because they are made from 100% natural rubber which is better for you, your baby, and the environment.
Natursutten organic dummies are made in one piece. Therefore they are more hygienic than most pacifiers. This is because there are no joints for bacteria and dirt to get lodged in. A standard pacifier usually has a gap between the shield and nipple. This is one of the areas where bacteria and dirt can build up as it can be hard to clean.
Are organic soothers safe?
The Natursutten range is regularly tested by ConsumerLab in Denmark and is certified to EN-1400
. This is a European Union directive for the product for safety, health, and the environment.
The products are tested in the United States and comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
. They also comply with Australian, New Zealand, and Japanese standards.
Materials used in an organic rubber dummies
The Natursutten pacifier is made from 100% pure natural rubber. They are made from liquid rubber milk from the Hevea tree located in Malaysia. The trees are an eco-friendly sustainable source of rubber and are produced from a seed that is grown for 18 months. The seeds are then planted on a plantation where they are left for 7 years before the white sap latex is collected. This is done by tapping the tree
every second day and then alternating sides. The sap is transported to Italy where it is made into the organic rubber dummy in a family-run facility.
There are two styles of the Natursutten dummies, these being the original and butterfly types.
This style closely simulates breastfeeding as it gently touches the baby’s nose. We try to maintain stock of the rounded and orthodontic natural rubber dummies in all three sizes.
The Butterfly style dummy has a cutout that leaves space for the baby’s nose. Unfortunately, due to the low demand of this product we are unable to keep this in stock.
Rounded v’s Orthodontic
The most asked question we receive is what is the difference between a rounded and orthodontic nipple.
The difference is that the rounded and orthodontic nipples are different shapes. Physically a rounded pacifiers nipple is a round shape while an orthodontic nipple is round on one side and flat on the other. Which soother is better for you will be determined how your baby takes to it. Some babies will prefer the rounded shape while others have a preference to the orthodontic nipple. They may need to try both to see which they prefer.
Organic Dummy – Rounded
Organic Dummy – Orthodontic
Sizes of the organic rubber dummy
We offer three sizes of the organic pacifiers in both the rounded and orthodontic styles. These are the small, medium, and large. The small pacifier
is designed for newborn babies through to 6 months. The medium size
is for ages from six months through to one year, while the larger dummies
are for babies over twelve months.
Packaging of the baby soother
The packaging in Australia uses soy ink in delicate colours to identify the styles of newborn dummies. The rounded dummy comes in a mint green box while the orthodontic dummy is in a purple box. It is important that there is no wastage so the Manufacturers minimise the use of the packaging as much as possible.
Each of the pacifiers has an animal picture on the packaging for you to quickly and easily identify the style and size of the baby soother.
We love the Natursutten brand as they are an environmentally friendly company. Their designs and manufacturing are sustainable and aim to create zero waste. They aim to use 100% renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Even the window on the packaging is made from corn.
How do you sterilize organic rubber pacifiers?
Before first use, sterilise by immersing in copious amounts of boiling water. This should be for five minutes ensuring that it does not touch the bottom of the pot. Remove from boiling water and let it cool down. Do not let it cool in the boiling water. Please read the information provided with the soother prior to use.
How do you clean the pacifiers?
They should be cleaned daily using a mild liquid soap while being run underwater. The pacifier should not be boiled again nor be put in a steriliser or dishwasher.
Ongoing care of the pacifier
The pacifier can get a little sticky if used for a prolonged time. It may also become darker in colour. They will need to be replaced every 6 to 8 weeks and should be inspected prior to each use. Replaced immediately if there are signs of peeling. For further details and safe use read the instructions on the inside of the box.
This post was written by Luisa Figueroa – Owner, designer and maker
of the My Little Love Heart range of baby products. I am a mum to a beautiful daughter and have been working within the fashion industry for over 15 years and specialising in baby accessories for the last 5. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world