Don’t forget dummies need to be replaced every 8-12 weeks
Natural rubber dummies don’t have the chemicals to hold their shape, so they’ll need to be changed every 8-12 weeks. Although it’s worth considering how much your baby is using the dummy. For example, if you have many dummies in rotation you won’t have to change them as frequently but as a rule of thumb all dummies, including the Cub & Bear Co natural rubber dummies should be replaced at least every 8-12 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T REPLACE THEM?
As long as you examine the dummy before each use (especially if your child has teeth) it isn’t dangerous to use them for longer. However due to being a natural product a couple of things can happen:
- You may start to see the dummy begin the decomposing process - The colour can become darker and the rubber can get sticky, all of which is completely harmless.
- The teat can swell after excess use, which is completely fine only that some parents find their baby gets use to the bigger teat. Then when they do get a new dummy sometimes their babies will refuse it. And we’re yet to learn of a way to speed up the swelling of a new dummy so it’s best not to take the chance.