Why does my new latex pacifier look smaller than the old one?

Why Your New Natural Rubber Pacifier Looks Smaller Than the Old One

Are you wondering why your brand-new natural rubber pacifier seems smaller than the older one your little one has been using? There's a perfectly natural explanation for this size difference.

How Natural Rubber Changes Over Time

100% Natural rubber (latex) - a biodegradable, sustainable material, is a completely natural material that is appreciated for its softness and flexibility. However, these same characteristics mean that it has a limited shelf life. Over time, natural rubber tends to soften and expand as it's used and exposed to saliva, warmth, and air over time. This expansion is a normal process but one that can lead to noticeable size changes in products made from this material, including pacifiers. To our experience, we've seen examples of natural rubber pacifiers increasing in size by over half a centimetre.

The Importance of Consistency in Pacifiers

Children often become accustomed to their specific pacifiers, and even small changes in size, shape, or material can make them hesitant or even refuse new ones. This can pose a challenge for parents attempting to introduce a new pacifier.

 Best Practices: Rotating Multiple Pacifiers

We recommend keeping more than one pacifier in use at any given time. This not only helps your child adjust more easily but also allows you to monitor the pacifiers for any signs of wear. Rotating them regularly can help extend their useful life and make transitions smoother.

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