The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier is a one piece silicone designed pacifier. It is made to stay clear of your baby's nose. The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier works with most pacifier attachers. It comes as a two-pack so that you'll have a clean spare. This pacifier is made from silicone that is free of BPA, Latex, and Phthalate.
This pacifier weighs 2.2 ounces and has a dimension of 3.8 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches.
Best Features of The Product
As of this writing there were 610 reviews and 17 answered questions left on Amazon for the First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier. I've read the reviews and condensed the results into this report. I hope that this helps you have an easier time in picking out a pacifier.
Parents liked that the First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier is all one piece. One parent wrote this about the safety of this pacifier,
"I use only the Gumdrop pacifiers with our current baby, mainly for safety, as all she ever wants to do with them is bite on them while teething. Gumdrop ones are all one piece, so there is nothing to accidentally choke on, since there are no pieces to break apart."
The manufacturer of this pacifier lists this warning and recommendations:
All nipples can wear out with normal use over time. To prevent a possible choking hazard: Before each use test strength by pulling on nipple portion firmly; Replace immediately if nipple is enlarged or if any signs of cracks, tears, stickiness, or excessive wear appear; Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight for an extended period of time; Do not use if the child can place the entire pacifier in his or her mouth. As your baby gets older, the possibility of the whole pacifier fitting in the mouth increases. Do not leave child unattended with a pacifier. This product is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it. Do not tie pacifier around child's neck as it presents a strangulation danger.
One parent commented that she didn't mind sacrificing looks for safety. She said,
"I do think they are pretty ugly (I like the other types with the cute designs), but I believe these are safer and healthier."
Parents were not complaining on the price. That usually seems to mean that they are satisfied with what they paid for a product. One customer especially liked the price because she was giving them out to customers for free. She said,
"I'm a newborn photographer and I keep tons of these on hand to use while shooting to sooth the babies and keep them sleepy for posing. I just send them home with the parents afterwards so the price is great."
The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier is made from silicone. There were a lot of comments about the material of this pacifier being harder than other pacifiers and also how lint, dust, and hair easily sticks to them.
One parent had this to say,
"Took off a couple stars because it is not for newborns. The material is very stiff and our daughter ended up taking a Soothie instead. My son loved these when he was an older baby."
While another said this about the material,
"My newborn did not like these. The material seemed a bit too hard for her and hair/lint/dust sticks to them like a magnet. I did keep these and will try them again when she's a bit older."
Ease of Cleaning
The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier received great reviews in the ease of cleaning topic. One parent had this to say,
"Great pacifiers and super easy to clean. Other pacifiers are made up of multiple pieces joined together that allows water to get inside the pacifier and that makes it tricky to clean. This gumdrop style eliminates that issue completely."
Most of the parents who talked about the cleaning of this pacifier had similar things to say about how easy they were to clean.
Most parents liked the shape of this pacifier because it didn't get in the way of their baby's nose. These parents said what many others were saying about the shape,
"Love these for the first few months, because the groove fits under the nose well without blocking baby's ability to breathe. The hole in the tiny handle also works well for pacifier clips."
There were a lot of comments from parents of preemies. They liked the size because it worked well for their babies. Here is an example of one quote form a parent of a preemie,
"Great size for preemies just coming home . Bought for a friend, says they're lifesavers. Good deal and great colors!"
Overall, The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier scored well with parents. They liked that it was easy to clean and especially liked the shape. The shape allowed their infant's nose to not be covered and hence not interfere with their breathing. There were some negative comments on the hardness of the material and how lint, dust, and animal hair stuck to it very easily. Aside from that, this pacifier scored well with parents. The price was right and it did the trick of keeping their babies pacified. Parents of preemies especially liked this pacifier. I hope my review helps you as you consider purchasing a pacifier for your child.
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