Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hevea Pacifier Review

There are so many recalled products out there today, that I am VERY hesitant when buying new baby products.  Sometimes it seems like everything is dangerous in some way.  This is making me think a lot about buying more natural products from reputable companies.  Hevea is one company that has definitely impressed me!

About Hevea
Hevea, as a company is trying to be more sustainable by looking for ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle.  Because of this, their products are packaged in cute little boxes made of recycled paper.  The products are manufactured in Malaysia, but don't let that scare you - they have good communication with them to make sure the workers are well-paid and that their rights are respected.

Why choose Hevea?
Their accessories (such as the pacifier holders) are made of organic cotton and include a space on the back to write your baby's name.  The pacifiers and teethers are made of 100% natural rubber, which is biodegradable.  They are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.  They are stylish, one-piece pacifiers with no plastic pieces to them.  They have no cracks or creases to hold bacteria.  The pacifiers are ergonomically shaped to be gentle against your baby's skin.

My Review
I received the moon and star pacifier for my review, and I will say that I liked the packaging better than the usual pacifier packaging (though I don't normally buy things just because I like the package).  These pacifiers and teethers are very cute and natural-looking.  I really liked the fact that they are one-piece.  That is hard to find in a pacifier these days (the only other one I can think of is a Soothie, and not all kids like those - mine didn't).  I like that these come in an orthodonic nipple shape as well.  Sydney didn't use a pacifier very often as a newborn, but as she got a little older and wanted one frequently, I preferred the orthodonic pacifiers simply because I was worried about the effect on her teeth.  The Hevea pacifier is very soft rubber, which makes it easy for babies to grab and hold onto.  Since it doesn't stay stiff like plastic does, it makes it much more comfortable for a baby to sleep with.  These pacifiers are more expensive ($8.95 for 1) than others in stores, but to me it is with good reason! I like knowing that I am putting a safe product in my child's mouth.

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**I received a pacifier in exchange for my honest review.**
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