Saturday, February 8, 2014

Natursutten Round Pacifier Review and Giveaway

You are either a dummy mummy or not.
I wasn't at first.

Before Ethan was born, I always thought a dummy is used by mothers who are looking for the easy way out. However, when Ethan was around 3 weeks old, I noticed him self-soothing himself by sucking his closed fist. Because his hand coordination was still not fully developed, his hand frequently dropped from his mouth. Thus, resulting in him being cranky, frustrated and inconsolable, trying very hard to fall asleep. Still, I persevered (or so I thought), trying to look for other ways to soothe him.

When he was 4 weeks, I realised that I was being selfish for not satisfying his need to soothe himself. Learning to self-soothe is actually as important a milestone as smiling, crawling or walking. With my breastfeeding very much well established, I was glad I have done my research and have the Natursutten Pacifier at hand.

Ethan was being cranky and could not get himself to sleep for more than 4-5 hours. I felt so bad to see him getting frustrated when he tried to soothe himself and closed his eyes but still woke up crying everytime he tried to doze off.  I went to the drawer where I kept my Natursutten Pacifier and popped it into his mouth. I haven't looked back since! He took on it IMMEDIATELY and fell asleep after 5 minutes. I felt good knowing he is now calm and his needs are met, which is what every mother wants to do for their child.

However, I still stand on my decision of not dipping glycerine on baby's dummy, but that is another post by itself.

Packaging

I am well aware of the pros and cons in using a pacifier aka dummy. It satisfies the suck reflex, helps babies to soothe themselves, researches proves protection against SIDS and easier weaning compared to thumb-sucking.
My main concern though, is the risk of nipple confusion.

I need not worry, because by introducing the pacifier at 4 weeks, as well as this wonderful feature of Natursutten which drew my attention to it. Its round shaped option has a very large shield base that touches the baby's nose. It is designed to gently touch your baby's nose to give the same secure feeling experienced during breastfeeding. How very clever!

Ethan very satisfied with his Natursutten dummy

My two weapons I can't live without when going out with Ethan - Boba Carrier and Natursutten pacifier!

While I was out with Ethan and his trusty dummy, I was always asked the same question again and again.

Why Natursutten and not the almost-similar H* dummy that can be found in Baby City?

After much questioning and finding out, all I can say is Natursutten is far, far much better than the other said brand, and I would like to share it with you readers.



Natursutten retails for R95.00. Although a bit pricier compared to its competitor, I feel the comparison above explained and justifies the price difference. I let you be the judge!

A very contented baby = A very happy mummy!

Baby Ethan loves them so much that have since bought 2 more Natursutten dummies so that I always have one in my diaper bag and one as an extra back-up!

Natursutten pacifiers is available at Okokidz .

I am pleased to announce that Okokidz is sponsoring a Natursutten pacifier of your choice to one of you readers!

How to enter  
  1. Like Natursutten South Africa on Facebook
  2. Like Blissfully Perfect Blog on Facebook / Twitter
  3. Share the lovely giveaway on your Facebook / Twitter 
  4. Leave a comment in this blog post with the pacifier of your choice (Round/Ortho, Butterfly/Original, Size S/M/L). Please do not forget your email address!

Giveaway ends on 21February 2014, 12:00am South African time.
Open to South Africa residents only. 
The winner will be chosen randomly (www.random.org) and will be posted in this post and will be contacted via email. If no reply from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be announced.


** Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and was not required to provide a positive review of the pacifier.

Updated 22 Feb 2014
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway. The winner of the Natursutten Pacifier Giveaway is Roxanne Grove!


Congratulations! You should have received an email from me on how to collect the prize.

9 comments:

  1. Hi I have liked both pages! Holding thumbs! Heathergg@gmail.com

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  2. I would love the large ortho dummy for my little boy! 0724858241@vodamail.co.za

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  3. Liked and shared.Would love a Butterfly original large for my girl. Diels@ webmail.co.za

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  4. I would love the medium butterfly pacifier for my baby
    Email: fakir8@gmail.com

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  5. I would love to win the medium ortho butterfly dummy for my little girl. jennys343@gmail.com

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  6. Very lovely review! my little boy would like a round butterfly medium Natursutten. My email is michkit2@mweb.co.za

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  7. Nice blog, following it. We would love to win a butterfly large ortho for Mia. Megas@gmail.com

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  8. These look fantastic, liked both pages, would love an Ortho, Original, M.
    Adele - email. adeleva@webmail.co.za

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  9. We are interested! Would love to win an Original, L, Ortho. Email is wendyvd@yahoo.com

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