There are so many things I want to share with you about this pacifier system! Founded in 1967 by Dippy and Frank van Eijkelenborg and groundbreaking research, development and production of innovative baby products put them on the international map. These guys know what they are talking about!!
Difrax has tons of information for new mothers, or NaNa's that have forgotten everything about babies! Including a free down loadable book to help break the pacifier habit. This is an award winning book that is filled with stories, games and activities to help your children give up the pacifier in a stress free manner!
Alice is 23 months, it's time to give up the binky. I am thrilled to be reviewing the 18+month Difrax pacifier. This pacifier is designed to encourage your child to ditch the pacifier! While it looks like a regular pacifier it's nipple is extra strong and completely solid. When your child is chewing on the pacifier it's not as easy for your child to damage the nipple or bite a chunk off!
Now it's still a pacifier but since it's solid Alice isn't getting the same satisfaction from sucking. Which hopefully means we will be giving it up soon. I wish I would have known about this system when Alice first started using the binky! This is the only system we would have used!
If your child does bite into the solid nipple pacifier, give him or her a teether instead and eliminate the use of pacifiers completely.
The orthodontic pacifier stimulates the development of the palate and the muscles of the jaw and mouth.
Difrax pacifiers come in two distinct styles: Classic and Orthodontic. Each style has a 3-stage design to accommodate baby’s growth and development.
Each pacifier style shares a butterfly shape proven to prevent the nose from being obstructed. The added holes in the design allow airflow to reduce skin irritation. The Classic design features a round shaped teat (sucking part) that is more suited to breastfeeding babies, as it has the likeness of a mother’s breast. This style is completely interchangeable; there is no right or wrong way to use. Whereas the Orthodontic style’s specific design has a rounded top side of the pacifier to rest against the baby’s palate while the baby’s tongue presses against the flat side.
- 0-6 months is the perfect first pacifier for a preemie or newborn, as the size of the nipple and shield has been scaled down to accommodate their smaller features. This design also has the softest nipple texture.
- 6-18 months is larger in size yet still suited to the baby’s development. The nipple is still soft, but a bit firmer than the newborn nipple. Not only does the pacifier soothe, it also stimulates the development of the palate, tongue, and jaw muscles.
- 18 months + is unique in its design. The nipple is solid, which makes it less satisfying and prepares the child to be weaned from pacifier use. The solid construction makes it almost indestructible when it comes to biting.
See the complete Difrax pacifier system at www.difraxusa.com. You can also follow them on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook.
I found Difrax at Babies R Us. Difrax web site has a store locator to help you find this amazing pacifier system in your area. THIS is a baby shower gift that parents will LOVE!!
Disclosure I received complimentary products for the purpose of my review. No other compensation was provided. The opinions are mine and 100% honest. I have not been influenced in any way.