HEVEA’s Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifier (Newborns Up to 3 Months) is a 100% natural rubber pacifier that is BPA-free, PVC-free, and Phthalate-free with no artificial colors. Soft and gentle on your baby’s face, this orthodontic pacifier is designed with anatomical nipple that mimic’s a mother’s nipple during sucking and will fit the roof your baby’s mouth perfectly. The ergonomically butterfly shape of the HEVEA Star and Moon Orthodontic gives space for your infant’s nose and chin and prevents a vacuum around his or her mouth. Featuring an adorable moon and star design that doubles as ventilation holes, this infant pacifier is ideal for both boys and girls.
The Star and Moon Orthodontic Pacifier by HEVEA is all one-piece, so there are no joints or cracks where bacteria and dirt can crawl in and accumulate. They are easy to sterilize (just boil it in water for five minutes). Hevea’s products are all tested to prove that they meet EU standard EN1400, AUS regulation AS 2432-1991, and US regulations CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act).
The name “Hevea” originates from the tree where the natural rubber comes from – Hevea Brasiliensis.
* 100% Natural Rubber Latex
* BPA Free, PVC free and Phthalate free
* Ventilated Pacifier – Moon and Star Design
* Anatomical, Orthodontic Shape
* Cut away Butterfly Shape
Why use pacifiers in babies? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents consider using pacifiers in babies one month and older to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, it’s recommended that you wean your baby off pacifiers after six months to prevent otitis media (middle ear infection).
What is an orthodontic pacifier and why choose one? Pacifiers are available in many shapes and sizes, however, orthodontic pacifiers – like HEVEA’s Star and Moon Pacifier – are designed to support your baby’s growing jaw and palate. The nipples on orthodontic pacifiers have a rounded top and a flat bottom, designed to mimic mother’s nipple. When your baby is sucking on orthodontic pacifier, his top and bottom jaw are in correct position, so the pacifier will not interview with his or her normal jaw growth and development. Research has shown that children who use orthodontic pacifiers have a smaller risk of developing an open bite or overbite, compared to those who use conventional round pacifiers. (However, pacifier use after age two or three is not recommended.)
Can My Baby Develop a Latex Allergic Reaction by Using HEVEA Rubber Pacifiers?
It’s unlikely that this will happen. Protein is a naturally occurring substance in latex from the hevea brasiliensis tree. It helps preserve the material in a liquid state to allow HEVEA to work with it. When they process the material to produce their raw rubber pacifiers, much of the latex protein is leeched out. As a result, latex content in HEVEA’s products is extremely low. No allergic reactions to any Hevea products have been received to date but users should note the potential for a latex allergic response.
However, if you have a known family history of latex allergy, you should play it safe and avoid this product.