Calling all mama bears, mumagers, super mummies and, of course, papa bears too. We know you have a lot on your plate right now. 11 out of 10 parents reading this are currently juggling an iPhone in one hand, a baby in the other, and the car keys in the other… oh no, wait…
Plus, there’s a billion other things that should have been done yesterday. So, we’ll keep it short and sweet. We have just 3 words for you.
Natural rubber pacifier.
Pacifiers, suckies or dummies. Whatever you call them, chances are they’ve already fall down the back of the sofa, in the street, and maybe even the toilet (by the way, don’t forget to check our guide about bamboo toilet paper).
But no amount of sterilisation will clean them from the nasty, world destroying plastics they’re made from. In fact, the plastic pacifiers could be around for another 1000 years once your baby has outgrown them, clogging up our landfills.
Don’t let the cutesy cartoon characters and sparkly patterns fool you. They’re evil. Even Hitchcock was planning another thriller about pacifiers, similar to The Birds. Ok, maybe that’s not true. But there’s certainly something sinister about plastic pacifiers… ever get the feeling they’re hiding from you when they’re needed most?
But this is the 21st century. This is 2018. If we can remember to take reusable bags with us to the supermarket, we can definitely find better pacifier alternatives for our babies.
Enter Hevea and the natural rubber pacifier.
Rubber isn’t just a great material for pacifiers, it’s also fantastic for the environment. To harvest rubber, you don’t even cut the rubber trees down!
One rubber tree can be harvested for 35 long years, providing fresh, chemical free rubber for making tasty pacifiers. On average, each tree provides 19 pounds of rubber every year!
During those 35 years the rubber tree will be growing steadily, improving the air quality and providing a fantastic habitat for all the insects and animals that live in Malaysia too.
As if that’s not enough, Hevea also upcycle all the old, used pacifiers into brand new products!
FYI, it’s a big in-your-face difference.
Hevea is from the Latin name for the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. Their natural rubber pacifiers are their pride and joy. They’re eco-friendly, sustainable and totally safe for your baby.
No one is more committed to reducing their carbon footprint than Hevea. They neutralise their CO2 emissions AND upcycle any products you send back to them (giving you a nifty voucher for your next purchase too). Even your baby shoes will be too big for Hevea’s footprint.
Be honest, how many times have you opened a huge parcel to find 90% of the box is filled with plastic wrapping. Unlike the big e-commerce sites, Hevea put effort into ensuring they use only recycled and biodegradable packaging materials that are genuinely needed. 100% FSC certified (that’s the little tree icon, by the way).
Why natural rubber pacifiers are perfect for your baby?
Rubber is soft and chewy, yet it won’t break off easily – just take a look at the Hevea pull test. The Hevea natural rubber pacifiers are also design ergonomically, with curves to make room for your bubbas cute nose and chin.
The unique ventilation holes come in a number of sweet shapes, including adorable ducks and funky alien spaceships! These are the only holes you’ll find in Hevea pacifiers – the solid design is super hygienic, leaving no gaps for bacteria to hide in.
Rubber pacifiers are just as durable as plastic ones – they can handle the day to day journeys your baby goes on, and a bath in sterilising boiling water too.
When your beautiful bubba is a baby no more, the rubber pacifiers will simple fade away leaving only happy memories and cute baby pictures. The natural rubber is completely biodegradable with just a little moist air, sunshine and earth.
You can buy one, or a whole boxful, of natural rubber pacifiers here.