Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gumdrop Pacifier

The hospital that I used to work for and delivered my youngest at had these great pacifiers, the gumdrop.  The gumdrop is similar to the soothie but isn't round and as bulky like the soothie.  It has the same nipple design that a lot of babies prefer but is curved at the top to fit your babies' face.  We tried a few other pacifiers with Rowan (my son) and he still preferred the gumdrop.  I also believe it is breastfeeding friendly as we introduced this pacifier the day he was born and never had any nipple confusion. They also hold up extremely well.  There are a few we've had since birth and although they have dulled and worn they still work great.  I love that it is all one piece and you don't have to worry about individual parts falling off.

It is also an extremely lightweight pacifier and comes in orange, pink and blue for full term babies as well as green for premature babies.  They run around $1.75 per pacifier + shipping but I believe this is a relatively competitive price as you will pay around $4 for a 2 pack of mam or gerber pacifiers in the store.

I have yet to see these pacifiers in retail stores.  I have purchased them from Baby Esscentials and also Hawaii Medical.  They both have great customer service and fast shipping.  Hopefully these will become popular like the soothie and be in retail stores sooner rather than later.

Here is more information about the gumdrops via Hawaii Medical.

* GumDrop has a slightly bigger rim so babies can enjoy it as they grow.
* Completely encapsulated with silicone - soft against baby's face.
* Same great nipple design babies love.
* Single-body construction won’t come apart.
* Modeled after the most commonly used baby bottle nipple and pacifier shapes.
* Meets Consumer Product Safety Commission standards for pacifiers.

Here is also a soothie vs. gumdrop comparison chart.

I am now a HUGE fan of this product and will never use any other pacifier with subsequent children. I'd love to know your thoughts on this pacifier or if you have any questions. Feel free to leave a comment!

RATING:  Excellent


LoveBeinMom said...

They actually have these also available at 'Bun in the Oven' in Rexburg in the Henry's Fork shopping area for $2.50. Just thought you'd like to know! :)

Sherise Watson

tiff snedaker said...

Thanks Sherise - nice to know for those who are in the Rexburg area. I haven't seen them down here anywhere in Utah yet but I'm sure they might be specialty stores if I looked harder...


Tiff, I love your blog... great idea. I'm glad to know the official name and where to order this pacifier, as I really liked it as well. Zander wasn't a paci baby, but he did take it off and on for the first month or so & he never had nipple confusion either.

Jeff and Sara Birch said...

They are also available in Idaho Falls at The Stardust Sweeper Baby Boutique on 17th...that's where I got Jonas'. They are an excellent pacifier!

Brooke said...

Wow, great to know this. Lizzie will only take the pacifier that came from the hospital and we only have one. I am going to order some of these!
Great blog!