Being a pediatric nurse you see all kinds of pacifiers. I’m telling you that there are so many kinds out there that I can’t even count them all. I rarely see the Jewl Pacifier, but when I do I always tell that parents that we use it too and that it’s an amazing tool to have in our parent toolkit!
When I was in the hospital with my son I swore I would NEVER use a paci (its what our household calls a pacifier). All the information I learned in nursing school and through the internet- yes, I still google some things- is that paci’s are terrible for your child’s mouth and coping mechanism, not to mention the worst thing you can do when breastfeeding (bogus).
Well, fast forward 16 months later and we are going strong with the paci. I do not see an end in sight with that either. I mean, I know eventually we have to give it up but as for right now I’m soaking it all in.
I don’t feel nearly as bad with him taking the Jewl paci because it was designed by a pediatric dentist. The below information is what makes it so unique:
- Developed by a pediatric dentist for natural oral development
- Gem-shaped nipple helps encourage proper tongue placement
- Flared shield allows jaw to move freely for a comfier non-nutritive suck
- Narrow neck design allows baby’s mouth to close more fully
- One-piece, durable silicone design is dishwasher and sanitizer safe
- Made without BPA and PVC
The following two paragraphs are from Westchester County Department of Health website
What is Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic, a shatter-resistant and clear material used in products ranging from plastic bottles and eyeglasses to sports safety equipment. BPA is also found in baby bottles, sippy cups, teethers, water bottles, food storage containers, and the lining of many food and beverage cans.
What are Phthalates (PVC)
Pronounced “THAL-ates,” phthalates make plastic soft and flexible, and are often found in car interiors, shower curtains, deodorant, cosmetics, and medical devices. Phthalates can also be found in children’s products such as toys, rattles, teethers, rubber ducks, bath books, baby shampoo, soap and lotion.
These two chemicals are in EVERYTHING! It’s very important to be informed when harsh chemicals are in play. Ignorance is not bliss when our little ones get involved.
My little guy LOVES his paci. I have 5-6 of them at all times when he sleeps at night. This was one of the tricks I learned early on to help him sleep through the night. These Paci’s are kind of hard to distinguish the correct way for babies to suck on them for people who do not know about them, they look very similar either way you put them in.
They come in 4 different sizes. However, my little guy will use whatever size he can find so I have the 1-3’s in his bed.
The colors! I absolutely adore the color scheme that they chose to go with. I am not a fan of very flashy things so when I found these Paci’s I was even more in love with them.
My son has 16 teeth at the moment (with two more coming in) and these have not shifted his teeth in the iconic “paci mouth” look. I do know that with constant use this may be the case as it would with anything foreign being in the mouth 24/7. We do try to limit paci use to only around sleep times or if it has been a really troubling day for my little guy.
All in all I believe these are nothing short of an amazing product. I couldn’t wait to share this post because its one of my favorites! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me or leave a comment below.