I don't know how many of you have seen or heard of these or even used them but these newer Gumdrop Pacifiers made by Soothie are the best darn paci ever! I found them through Lil' Tulips one day when I was pregnant with my daughter. I really like the design of them and they looked so durable and lightweight that I thought I'd give them a try.
Now if you've been reading my blog you know that my daughter was them born premature, we spent some time in the NICU and during a portion of that time she was on a bubble c-pap maching that helped her oxygen levels and breathing. To keep her mouth semi closed (which is another technique for raising their oxygen level) the NICU staff cut a regular soothie pacifier in half so that she could use a paci but not have it interfere with the bubble c-pap. Now if we had just had our gumdrops with we wouldn't have had to deal with this ugly weird looking cut in half paci because the gumdrops are specially designed to fit in a baby's mouth without disturbing bubble c-paps, oxygen tubes, or anything else that a baby in the NICU or with medical conditions might need on their face.
They are simply wonderful and I think every hospital should use these as their standard pacifier.
Not only are they great for NICU and hospital use but they are made of a natural rubber material that is very durable, SOOO easy to clean and they are lightweight which makes it so much easier for the smaller babies to keep in their mouths. I don't know about you other mommas our there but one of the most frustrating things for me is having to CONSTANTLY re-put paci's in babies mouths, I want it to stay put!
These cute, wonderful little paci's come in orange, pink. purple and blue (I've also seen a green one but I think it might be a knock off since I can't find it on the site) you can also get them with a vanilla scent to them. Don't ask me why you need a scented paci but it does smell pretty (I got one by mistake lol) They will cost you around $1.75 each or if you order 7+ $1.50 each, which I think is pretty reasonable considering I have seen some other pacifiers in the store going for $4-$6 for a 2 pack.
If you haven't heard of them check them out and if you're looking for a new binky try one!
This is my daughter with the ugly, cut in half Soothie before the gumdrops came along!
And this is the happy bliss after Gumdrops were delivered to our doorstep!
( this review is based on a product that i purchased and is expressly my own opinion not influenced by others. I was not compensated in any way for this review)