WHICH SHAPE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Natursutten pacifiers are helpful in satisfying your baby’s need for self-soothing, while preventing possible negative effects on teeth and palate formation created by his or her thumb sucking. The rounded shape tends to work better for breast-fed babies because the tongue is positioned under the nipple as it is during breast-feeding--helping prevent nipple confusion. About 80% of babies tend to move pacifiers around in their mouths. Because the tongue’s position never changes, European midwives recommend starting babies on rounded pacifiers. Natursutten makes the rounded-nipple model in four different sizes to grow with your baby.
The orthodontic shape, however, is the most popular in the U.S. The tip of the nipple is slanted to encourage tongue movement against it (as opposed to under it), and the tongue’s pressure is directed towards the tip. For babies who are already accustomed to the orthodontic shape with the slanted nipple tip, Natursutten offers this pacifier in two different sizes.
Should the pacifier look “whitish” after sterilizing?
It’s perfectly natural for the rubber to have a white tinge to it after sterilizing. Rubber will return to its natural color in a few days.
What’s up with the rubbery smell?
Before sterilizing, Natursuten has a distinct “rubber” smell, due to a film of oil from the rubber tree that preserves the pacifier while packaged. While it will mostly disappear with sterilizing, your pacifier may continue to have a distinctive, natural rubber scent. Studies show that this actually allows your baby to distinguish the smell of his/her pacifier and be comforted by it.
Why is the shield so big? Should it be touching my baby’s nose?
Yes, Natursutten’s shield is noticeably larger. It’s designed to touch your baby’s nose in order to more closely simulate breastfeeding. And yes, your child will look like Maggie Simpson while sucking on it.
Why has my baby’s Natursutten turned dark brown? Is this okay?
Natursutten will turn darker brown over time, due to the fact that no chemicals are added to prevent oxidation, as with other pacifiers. This is perfectly natural and to be expected.
Does it really need to be replaced every 6 – 8 weeks?
In order to meet European safety standards (EN-1400), we’re required to recommend replacing the pacifier every 6 – 8 weeks on the packaging. However, moms have told us that Natursutten often lasts longer. Like your toothbrush, it all depends on frequency of usage—not time. Replace your Natursutten if the nipple sticks together when pressed or the pacifier starts to feel sticky overall.
Why pay more for natural rubber than silicone?
Natural rubber is softer and “squishier”, and therefore more like the real thing. Silicone is—how shall we put it?—harder.
Wow, it bounces, doesn’t it?
Because it’s natural rubber, Natursutten is bouncy when dropped. We recommend a pacifier clip.
My baby is using the pacifier as a teether. Is this okay?
Natursutten is the only pacifier with a thick, rubber shield that doubles as a great teether. So let your baby teethe away.
Before first use, sterilize in boiling water for 5 minutes, then allow to cool. Prior to sterilizing, you may notice a slight "rubber" smell and oily coating. This is perfectly natural, due to a film of oil from the rubber tree that preserves the pacifier while packaged, and will disappear with sterilizing. (If sterilizing causes the pacifier to turn milky white on the edges, don't worry--the color will return upon cooling.) Clean after each use with warm water and mild liquid soap. Never wash pacifier in the dishwasher.
Because of their natural quality, Natursutten pacifiers should be replaced every 4 to 5 weeks.
For sanitary reasons, pacifiers cannot be returned.