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BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Pacifier Guide

Safe-Pacifier-Shopping-Guide-by-thesoftlanding.comWe’ve heard your requests for a Safer Pacifier Guide, so we’re all over it!

Here’s a quick reference list:

  • Natursutten Natural Rubber Pacifiers
  • Hevea Natural Rubber Pacifiers
  • Playtex Pacifiers: Binky Most Like Mother Latex Pacifier, Binky Most Like Mother Silicone Pacifier, Binky Angled Pacifier, Binky One-piece Pacifier, Ortho-Pro Pacifier
  • Evenflo Pacifiers: Classic Jewel, Bebek Silicone, Mimi Soft Touch, Mimi Premium and Mimi Neo One-Piece
  • Gerber: NUK Classic, Original, Wildlife, Nature, Genius and Dots
  • The First Years Gumdrop Pacifiers
  • Happy Baby Silicone Soother
  • RazBaby Keep-it-Kleen Pacifiers
  • Nurture Pure Silicone Pacifier
  • Born Free Pacifiers
  • Philips Avent Pacifiers: Soothie, Nighttime, Fashion, Freeflow, Bear, Translucent and Contemporary
  • MAM:  Original, Soft, Trends, Pearl, Start, Night, Attitude, Monster, Crystal, and Fairytale
  • Nuby: ALL pacifiers, except for Ultra, Trends, and pureICE Gel, are listed on their U.S. website as 0% Bisphenol A
  • Munchkin: The 2 pack pacifier, as well as pacifier attachers
  • Tommee Tippee Pacifiers: Air, Soft and Clear Shield
  • BooginHead pacifiers
  • Dr. Brown’s PreVent pacifiers

Remember to choose silicone over latex, because synthetic latex pacifiers can contain nitrosamines, a known carcinogen (Natursutten is an exception to this general rule).

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Alicia Voorhies is a Registered Nurse who decided to take a break to relax and enjoy her young kids after 13 years of working with disabled adults. She began to explore the world of alternative health ideas and was immediately attracted to the mysteries of endocrine disruptors and their effect on children. In 2007 she founded The Soft Landing along with her mom and sisters to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children without drowning in an overwhelming sea of information.

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  • http://www.qtpies7.com Qtpies7~

    That is so encouraging! I rarely use pacifiers with my babies, but the Soothie is one I started using with my newborns.
    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.qtpies7.com Qtpies7~

    That is so encouraging! I rarely use pacifiers with my babies, but the Soothie is one I started using with my newborns.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Susan

    HELP..HELP… I am so mad at myself…
    I have been using the Gerber NaturalFlex Silicone pacifier (item # 78759) for my 2.5 month old daughter since she was about 6 weeks. I have several types purposely bought because I was concerned about toxins… Playtex silicone 1 piece binky, ortho Natursutten, Vice Versa… but the Gerber she likes best. I am now afraid I purchased Gerber NaturalFlex in error thinking it was BPA free. How I don’t know…UGH! If it does have BPA any idea what other type is closest to the Gerber NaturalFlex?

  • Susan

    HELP..HELP… I am so mad at myself…
    I have been using the Gerber NaturalFlex Silicone pacifier (item # 78759) for my 2.5 month old daughter since she was about 6 weeks. I have several types purposely bought because I was concerned about toxins… Playtex silicone 1 piece binky, ortho Natursutten, Vice Versa… but the Gerber she likes best. I am now afraid I purchased Gerber NaturalFlex in error thinking it was BPA free. How I don’t know…UGH! If it does have BPA any idea what other type is closest to the Gerber NaturalFlex?

  • Rebecca

    Thanks for the list–it’s encouraging that there are so many safe options. Do you have a list of the “bad” pacifiers somewhere? That would be helpful, too!

  • Rebecca

    Thanks for the list–it’s encouraging that there are so many safe options. Do you have a list of the “bad” pacifiers somewhere? That would be helpful, too!

  • Kristen

    The only pacifiers that my baby (now 9 months) has ever accepted is the MAM/Sassy brand. I tried a bunch of other brands and all were rejected. Does anyone have any suggestions of BPA and phthalate free pacifiers that have a nipple shape that is similar to the MAM/Sassy pacifiers?

  • Kristen

    The only pacifiers that my baby (now 9 months) has ever accepted is the MAM/Sassy brand. I tried a bunch of other brands and all were rejected. Does anyone have any suggestions of BPA and phthalate free pacifiers that have a nipple shape that is similar to the MAM/Sassy pacifiers?

  • Beverly

    Our hospital gave us gumdrop pacifiers, which also claim to be bpa free and pthalate free. Their available at http://www.gumdroppacifiers.com

  • Beverly

    Our hospital gave us gumdrop pacifiers, which also claim to be bpa free and pthalate free. Their available at http://www.gumdroppacifiers.com

  • Michelle

    Yikes! My son only likes the Avent ones, but they have silicone nipples? Is this still bad??

  • Michelle

    Yikes! My son only likes the Avent ones, but they have silicone nipples? Is this still bad??

  • softlanding

    Hi Michelle and Jennifer,

    It’s really a judgment call on using pacifiers with BPA in the shield. Most of these pacifiers have a shield that comes in contact with the baby’s lips/mouth, which means they’ll be getting some amount of BPA from the pacifier.

    When we look at setting priorities in removing BPA from our children’s environment, replacing toxic bottles, sippy cups and canned formula rates much higher than worrying about pacifiers (in my humble opinion). So if a baby is extremely attached to their pacifier, I would consider the ramifications of making a change. If the baby is having issues with sleeping or being calmed because we’ve taken their pacifier away and replaced it with an unfamiliar BPA free pacifier, I would recommend not making a drastic issue out of the situation.

    Hope that helps clarify things,

    Alicia

  • Jennifer

    I have the same question as Michelle on March 26th. If the nipples are all silicone is it still bad? Phillips Advent Silicone is what I am concerned about now.

  • Jennifer

    I have the same question as Michelle on March 26th. If the nipples are all silicone is it still bad? Phillips Advent Silicone is what I am concerned about now.

  • Katie

    I have read through your guide to safe pacifiers and I have noticed that some of the silicone pacifiers are food grade silicone, while others are medical or hospital grade silicone, what is the difference? Is one safer than another?

  • Katie

    I have read through your guide to safe pacifiers and I have noticed that some of the silicone pacifiers are food grade silicone, while others are medical or hospital grade silicone, what is the difference? Is one safer than another?

  • softlanding

    Hi Michelle and Jennifer,

    It’s really a judgment call on using pacifiers with BPA in the shield. Most of these pacifiers have a shield that comes in contact with the baby’s lips/mouth, which means they’ll be getting some amount of BPA from the pacifier.

    When we look at setting priorities in removing BPA from our children’s environment, replacing toxic bottles, sippy cups and canned formula rates much higher than worrying about pacifiers (in my humble opinion). So if a baby is extremely attached to their pacifier, I would consider the ramifications of making a change. If the baby is having issues with sleeping or being calmed because we’ve taken their pacifier away and replaced it with an unfamiliar BPA free pacifier, I would recommend not making a drastic issue out of the situation.

    Hope that helps clarify things,

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Hester,

    Thank you for pointing out that we neglected to add them to our list! All Nuby pacifiers currently contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • Hester

    Are the Nuby pacifiers BPA free?

  • Hester

    Are the Nuby pacifiers BPA free?

  • softlanding

    Hi Hester,

    Thank you for pointing out that we neglected to add them to our list! All Nuby pacifiers currently contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Kristen,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post the info you found on Sassy pacifiers.

    Your thoughts on reduced risk are fabulous and helpful for parents who are having a difficult time switching to an unfamiliar pacifier.

    Alicia

  • Kristen

    I emailed Sassy/MAM about their pacifiers, and here was the response:

    Thank you for your email. The material of the shield & knob of the pacifier is polycarbonate, except for the Soft Rim Pacifier the shield is polypropylene and the knob is polycarbonate. Best Regards, Judy Minix/Sassy/MAM Consumer Relations

    So if you have a baby like mine who loves only MAM pacifiers, the Soft Rim Pacifier might be a risk reduced choice, since the baby would only come into contact with BPA if the button knob went into her mouth. I haven’t seen these soft rim pacifiers in stores, but they are online.

  • Kristen

    I emailed Sassy/MAM about their pacifiers, and here was the response:

    Thank you for your email. The material of the shield & knob of the pacifier is polycarbonate, except for the Soft Rim Pacifier the shield is polypropylene and the knob is polycarbonate. Best Regards, Judy Minix/Sassy/MAM Consumer Relations

    So if you have a baby like mine who loves only MAM pacifiers, the Soft Rim Pacifier might be a risk reduced choice, since the baby would only come into contact with BPA if the button knob went into her mouth. I haven’t seen these soft rim pacifiers in stores, but they are online.

  • softlanding

    Kristen,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post the info you found on Sassy pacifiers.

    Your thoughts on reduced risk are fabulous and helpful for parents who are having a difficult time switching to an unfamiliar pacifier.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your sentiments, as we were not thrilled to find that we had been given an incorrect list. We thought long and hard about whether to go ahead with the post about Gerber pacifiers. We came to the conclusion that it really is necessary to provide as much information as possible to parents.

    What we’re hoping to do is to shed light on the subject and let parents make their own informed decisions. Like it or not, we’re stuck having to take the company’s word for it, because they are not required to list materials on their products. We’re taking the word of every company out there right now.

    Sincerely,

    Alicia

  • John

    If Gerber is giving you different “BPA-free” lists each time you ask them, should you really be recommending any of their products???

    I don’t see the logic in declaring their products BPA-free when they are providing apparently suspect information. People need to hold companies more accountable for the information they disseminate and the contents of their products. If you are making a list of “safe” products for others to reference, do you feel comfortable inclusing products of a company which is not giving you complete information?

  • John

    If Gerber is giving you different “BPA-free” lists each time you ask them, should you really be recommending any of their products???

    I don’t see the logic in declaring their products BPA-free when they are providing apparently suspect information. People need to hold companies more accountable for the information they disseminate and the contents of their products. If you are making a list of “safe” products for others to reference, do you feel comfortable inclusing products of a company which is not giving you complete information?

  • softlanding

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your sentiments, as we were not thrilled to find that we had been given an incorrect list. We thought long and hard about whether to go ahead with the post about Gerber pacifiers. We came to the conclusion that it really is necessary to provide as much information as possible to parents.

    What we’re hoping to do is to shed light on the subject and let parents make their own informed decisions. Like it or not, we’re stuck having to take the company’s word for it, because they are not required to list materials on their products. We’re taking the word of every company out there right now.

    Sincerely,

    Alicia

  • Jennifer Hunter

    I was wondering about the materials used in the gerber starlight nuks?
    I mostly used nuk originals with silicone nipples on all three of my babies. I do have two ortho pro playtex on hand as well. I bought silicone but was given latex nuks at the hospital where I delivered and where I work. Amazing that they still hand those out with the carcinogenic and allergic risks!! I just threw those latex nuks out. Unfortunately I used evenflo fuzion frequently with my boy….makes me so mad.

  • Jennifer Hunter

    I was wondering about the materials used in the gerber starlight nuks?
    I mostly used nuk originals with silicone nipples on all three of my babies. I do have two ortho pro playtex on hand as well. I bought silicone but was given latex nuks at the hospital where I delivered and where I work. Amazing that they still hand those out with the carcinogenic and allergic risks!! I just threw those latex nuks out. Unfortunately I used evenflo fuzion frequently with my boy….makes me so mad.

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  • Corrine

    I am wondering about Raz Baby pacifiers-do they contain BPA?

  • Corrine

    I am wondering about Raz Baby pacifiers-do they contain BPA?

  • softlanding

    Hi Corrine,

    We haven’t heard back on RaZbaby pacifiers yet. We know that their teethers are BPA free and will post the info as soon as we know.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Corrine,

    We haven’t heard back on RaZbaby pacifiers yet. We know that their teethers are BPA free and will post the info as soon as we know.

    Alicia

  • Sara

    After reading the product sheet and here for Playtex Binky (silicone, most like mother with shield), I still wonder… since the shield is Polypropylene w/tpe over it, should it be avoided or would it be ok to use? Somehow the vanilla scented all-in-one silicone of theirs doesn’t seem like it’d be much better.

  • Sara

    After reading the product sheet and here for Playtex Binky (silicone, most like mother with shield), I still wonder… since the shield is Polypropylene w/tpe over it, should it be avoided or would it be ok to use? Somehow the vanilla scented all-in-one silicone of theirs doesn’t seem like it’d be much better.

  • Melissa

    My son has been using avent pacifiers since he was born. We recently tried to take it away and ended up giving it back because it was torture for everyone. I’m wondering if there is a BPA-free soother that is similar to Avent’s shape so that we can switch them and cause the least amount of disruption? Does anyone know?

  • Melissa

    My son has been using avent pacifiers since he was born. We recently tried to take it away and ended up giving it back because it was torture for everyone. I’m wondering if there is a BPA-free soother that is similar to Avent’s shape so that we can switch them and cause the least amount of disruption? Does anyone know?

  • Jennifer

    My son has used MAM pacifiers since he was in the hospital- he is now 13 months. It is the only pacifier that he likes. I tried switching him to the Platex all Silicone Binky but he doesn’t like it. I already feel guilty because I am just now finding out about BPA and come to find out the bottles we used contained BPA. Now I am making sure we use only BPA free products. I know someone asked the question before but does anyone know of a pacifier with a similar nipple to MAM?

  • Jennifer

    My son has used MAM pacifiers since he was in the hospital- he is now 13 months. It is the only pacifier that he likes. I tried switching him to the Platex all Silicone Binky but he doesn’t like it. I already feel guilty because I am just now finding out about BPA and come to find out the bottles we used contained BPA. Now I am making sure we use only BPA free products. I know someone asked the question before but does anyone know of a pacifier with a similar nipple to MAM?

  • http://eastpecos.blogspot.com/ pecos blue

    i am in the same boat and am very sad—my son loves the mam. Maybe it is time to wean from the binky.

  • http://eastpecos.blogspot.com/ pecos blue

    i am in the same boat and am very sad—my son loves the mam. Maybe it is time to wean from the binky.

  • Kristen

    Hi, I’m the one who posted above about MAM a couple of times. Today I found some “Classic Pooh by Disney” Pacifiers, which are made by “The First Years by Learning Curve” — and I think only sold at Target. (Try untangling that corporate maze!) Anyway, it looks like the nipple shape is pretty similar to the MAM, although I haven’t put it to the test with my baby yet, because I’m still trying to sort out if this is a BPA-free pacifier.

    In the list above under The First Years, I see that Ultra Kip and Disney pacifiers are BPA-free. Does anyone know if these “Classic Pooh by Disney” are the same thing?

  • Kristen

    Hi, I’m the one who posted above about MAM a couple of times. Today I found some “Classic Pooh by Disney” Pacifiers, which are made by “The First Years by Learning Curve” — and I think only sold at Target. (Try untangling that corporate maze!) Anyway, it looks like the nipple shape is pretty similar to the MAM, although I haven’t put it to the test with my baby yet, because I’m still trying to sort out if this is a BPA-free pacifier.

    In the list above under The First Years, I see that Ultra Kip and Disney pacifiers are BPA-free. Does anyone know if these “Classic Pooh by Disney” are the same thing?

  • Miriam

    I am switching to Gerber NUK or Playtex Binky, however I am also going to try the Raz-berry Teether/Pacifier. Since these are made with 100% hospital grade silicone, are these BPA free?

    Thank you!

  • Miriam

    I am switching to Gerber NUK or Playtex Binky, however I am also going to try the Raz-berry Teether/Pacifier. Since these are made with 100% hospital grade silicone, are these BPA free?

    Thank you!

  • A

    Help! I have the same problem with having used Avent now for faaarrrr two long to change. Which on the good list are like Avent? Thank you!

  • A

    Help! I have the same problem with having used Avent now for faaarrrr two long to change. Which on the good list are like Avent? Thank you!

  • Jitka Citron

    Hello, I am in the same boat regarding the MAM pacifier. MY boy is 8 months and has been using it since birth. Please let me know if you find one that has the same shape. He won’t take any other. I would try the Classic Pooh by Disney if someone confirms that it is BPA free. Thank you!

  • Jitka Citron

    Hello, I am in the same boat regarding the MAM pacifier. MY boy is 8 months and has been using it since birth. Please let me know if you find one that has the same shape. He won’t take any other. I would try the Classic Pooh by Disney if someone confirms that it is BPA free. Thank you!

  • Kasey

    Kristen –Classic Pooh is Disney and part of 1st Years so it is BPA free.

    My 22 month old has some of those but loves his MAM pacifiers. Reguardless it is time to wear!

  • Kasey

    Kristen –Classic Pooh is Disney and part of 1st Years so it is BPA free.

    My 22 month old has some of those but loves his MAM pacifiers. Reguardless it is time to wear!

  • anna

    Just wanted to ask , i came across this comment from Sassy who make MAM pacifers on their web site. I was wondering if they have just started takeing plastiziers out because they have it on their web site that they never used them from the start. And i quote “MAM products do not contain plasticizers, because we do not use PVC for our products.

    Since the company’s foundation, MAM has never used such plasticizers. We have always used alternative materials that are beyond dispute for our products.

    We will not change this policy in the future. ”
    if anyone at the soft landing knows ……..

  • softlanding

    Anna,

    We asked Sassy about that over six months ago, and they told us then that they don’t used phthalates in their products. PVC requires a plasticizer, so you’ll often find phthalates as an ingredient.

    Alicia

  • anna

    so if they dont use a plastizier does that mean that their pacifiers are safe < because on the safer pacifer guide sassy’s MAM ‘is listed as an unsafe pacifier

  • anna

    so if they dont use a plastizier does that mean that their pacifiers are safe < because on the safer pacifer guide sassy’s MAM ‘is listed as an unsafe pacifier

  • anna

    sorry for the repetitive questions < but i have been doing alot of research on different companies i am sorry for the thirty question again but i would really appreciate the information, i have the born free bottles, but the Think baby bottles claim to be free of all four things, was wondering if their are any difference.

  • anna

    sorry for the repetitive questions < but i have been doing alot of research on different companies i am sorry for the thirty question again but i would really appreciate the information, i have the born free bottles, but the Think baby bottles claim to be free of all four things, was wondering if their are any difference.

  • anna

    Just wanted to ask , i came across this comment from Sassy who make MAM pacifers on their web site. I was wondering if they have just started takeing plastiziers out because they have it on their web site that they never used them from the start. And i quote “MAM products do not contain plasticizers, because we do not use PVC for our products.

    Since the company’s foundation, MAM has never used such plasticizers. We have always used alternative materials that are beyond dispute for our products.

    We will not change this policy in the future. ”
    if anyone at the soft landing knows ……..

  • softlanding

    Anna,

    We asked Sassy about that over six months ago, and they told us then that they don’t used phthalates in their products. PVC requires a plasticizer, so you’ll often find phthalates as an ingredient.

    Alicia

  • Tammy

    I’ve read that none of the Nuby pacifiers are BPA free, but my daughter will only use the Nuby Orthadontic Gel Pacifier. Do you know where the BPA is on the pacifier, and do you know if Nuby has any plans to come out with any safe pacifiers? Finally, do you know of any other safe pacifiers that are orthadontic that have similar teething nubs? Thank you for your help, these lists have made this much easier!

  • Tammy

    I’ve read that none of the Nuby pacifiers are BPA free, but my daughter will only use the Nuby Orthadontic Gel Pacifier. Do you know where the BPA is on the pacifier, and do you know if Nuby has any plans to come out with any safe pacifiers? Finally, do you know of any other safe pacifiers that are orthadontic that have similar teething nubs? Thank you for your help, these lists have made this much easier!

  • SK

    Hi, my daughter is 7 mos old and has been using the Avent pacifier since about 3 mos. I just switched her to the Playtex Binky and she took it right away without any problems. For Avent users, maybe the Playtex Binky will work for you too. I think I bought her the 3-6 months size, as she doesn’t like pacifers that are too big in her mouth. Hope this helps.

  • SK

    Hi, my daughter is 7 mos old and has been using the Avent pacifier since about 3 mos. I just switched her to the Playtex Binky and she took it right away without any problems. For Avent users, maybe the Playtex Binky will work for you too. I think I bought her the 3-6 months size, as she doesn’t like pacifers that are too big in her mouth. Hope this helps.

  • Kristen

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but after several back and forth emails with Learning Curve (parent company for The First Years) regarding the Classic Pooh pacifiers (they couldn’t seem to figure out which product I was referring too — maybe because it is a Target-only product?), I finally sent the UPC code off the package. That seemed to do the trick, but unfortunately, here is their response:

    Thank you for your inquiry,

    The nipple is silicone and the sheild is polycarbonate.

    Thank you
    Cosumer Services

    I was under the impression that all polycarbonate contains BPA.. If that’s the case, then it seems the Classic Pooh pacifiers are NOT BPA-Free. Which seems so strange — all the other First Years pacifiers are BPA-free; it seems like it would be more trouble to make just one product that has BPA!

  • Kristen

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but after several back and forth emails with Learning Curve (parent company for The First Years) regarding the Classic Pooh pacifiers (they couldn’t seem to figure out which product I was referring too — maybe because it is a Target-only product?), I finally sent the UPC code off the package. That seemed to do the trick, but unfortunately, here is their response:

    Thank you for your inquiry,

    The nipple is silicone and the sheild is polycarbonate.

    Thank you
    Cosumer Services

    I was under the impression that all polycarbonate contains BPA.. If that’s the case, then it seems the Classic Pooh pacifiers are NOT BPA-Free. Which seems so strange — all the other First Years pacifiers are BPA-free; it seems like it would be more trouble to make just one product that has BPA!

  • softlanding

    Kristen,

    Thank you for taking the time to share the response you received from The First Years on the Classic Pooh pacifier. You’re right to assume anything made from polycarbonate contains BPA. That really is strange, because all of their other pacifiers are definitely BPA free.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Kristen,

    Thank you for taking the time to share the response you received from The First Years on the Classic Pooh pacifier. You’re right to assume anything made from polycarbonate contains BPA. That really is strange, because all of their other pacifiers are definitely BPA free.

    Alicia

  • Karen

    I am so grateful to this website for all the great info! It has been really helpful for us! We have switched everything over except for pacifiers as I cannot seem to find any that are BPA free and not the orthodontic tip style as my son will not take those kind or the one piece style ones. He only likes the normal shaped ones from Avent. Anyone know of any that are not one piece style or orthodonitc tip? I would really appreciate any help in this area! Thanks!!

  • Karen

    I am so grateful to this website for all the great info! It has been really helpful for us! We have switched everything over except for pacifiers as I cannot seem to find any that are BPA free and not the orthodontic tip style as my son will not take those kind or the one piece style ones. He only likes the normal shaped ones from Avent. Anyone know of any that are not one piece style or orthodonitc tip? I would really appreciate any help in this area! Thanks!!

  • SK

    Karen – Try the Playtex Binky style. I just switched my daugher from Avent to the Playtex Binky and she took it without a problem. It is a little more round than the Avent pacifiers, but isn’t too far off from the shape. She is 7 mos old, but likes the 3-6 month size. Hope this helps.

  • SK

    Karen – Try the Playtex Binky style. I just switched my daugher from Avent to the Playtex Binky and she took it without a problem. It is a little more round than the Avent pacifiers, but isn’t too far off from the shape. She is 7 mos old, but likes the 3-6 month size. Hope this helps.

  • Maya

    What about Gerber NUK – Orthodontic Pacifiers? (silicone)…This is really frustarating………

  • Maya

    What about Gerber NUK – Orthodontic Pacifiers? (silicone)…This is really frustarating………

  • Kristen

    Ok, now I’m very confused. I emailed Learning Curve back to inquire about the rest of The First Years’ pacifiers (including the Disney and Ultra Kip), since they all looked like they had a nipple sort of like the MAM. I got a response saying that the shields on all of those pacifers are polycarbonate.

    What do you make of this Alicia? I know both your blog and Z Recs lists those pacifiers as BPA-free, so obviously The First Years has given you both that information. Do you think that the person answering my emails in Customer Service at Learning Curve is just clueless? I’m hoping that your information is correct, because I’d like to have these pacifiers as an alternative to the MAM.

  • Kristen

    Ok, now I’m very confused. I emailed Learning Curve back to inquire about the rest of The First Years’ pacifiers (including the Disney and Ultra Kip), since they all looked like they had a nipple sort of like the MAM. I got a response saying that the shields on all of those pacifers are polycarbonate.

    What do you make of this Alicia? I know both your blog and Z Recs lists those pacifiers as BPA-free, so obviously The First Years has given you both that information. Do you think that the person answering my emails in Customer Service at Learning Curve is just clueless? I’m hoping that your information is correct, because I’d like to have these pacifiers as an alternative to the MAM.

  • Kim

    I’m also wondering about the Gerber Nuk Orthodontic in silicone. The package also says “classic style” in smaller lettering on the package.

  • Kim

    I’m also wondering about the Gerber Nuk Orthodontic in silicone. The package also says “classic style” in smaller lettering on the package.

  • Care

    are you kidding me! I thought the MAM were one of the safer ones, I am borderline neurotic about this stuff and though I did the research???? My daughter who sleeps on an organic mattress and wears nothign but organic clothes has been sucking on a toxic pacifier for a year and a half!!!!! I GIVE UP! ARE YOU SURE????

  • Care

    are you kidding me! I thought the MAM were one of the safer ones, I am borderline neurotic about this stuff and though I did the research???? My daughter who sleeps on an organic mattress and wears nothign but organic clothes has been sucking on a toxic pacifier for a year and a half!!!!! I GIVE UP! ARE YOU SURE????

  • MDELTIN

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if the Razbaby pacifiers are BPA free? I just bought 2 at Babies R Us but they were unsure if they are BPA free. It doesn’t say on the package, and I can’t find it anywhere online (ie. on the Razbaby website or anywhere else).

    Thanks.

  • MDELTIN

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if the Razbaby pacifiers are BPA free? I just bought 2 at Babies R Us but they were unsure if they are BPA free. It doesn’t say on the package, and I can’t find it anywhere online (ie. on the Razbaby website or anywhere else).

    Thanks.

  • MDELTIN

    Hi again,

    I think I may have just answered my own question. I googles Razbaby some more and found that Wal-mart also carries these soothers. When I read the description for them it said that they were BPA free. I assume that this information is correct otherwise Walmart wouldn’t post it. Check it out here:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8832432

    I bought the butterfly (pink) and the hearts and stars models. Babies R Us also carries the Nemo one, the ladybug one and other boyish ones too.

    Hope this is accurate and helpful!

  • MDELTIN

    Hi again,

    I think I may have just answered my own question. I googles Razbaby some more and found that Wal-mart also carries these soothers. When I read the description for them it said that they were BPA free. I assume that this information is correct otherwise Walmart wouldn’t post it. Check it out here:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8832432

    I bought the butterfly (pink) and the hearts and stars models. Babies R Us also carries the Nemo one, the ladybug one and other boyish ones too.

    Hope this is accurate and helpful!

  • Melanie

    I am also wondering about Nuk Orthodontic with the smaller print that says Classic Style. We just got rid of MAM’s so I have my fingers crossed!!!
    ps I feel for ya Care, at least the plastic part is not technically going in their mouth….

  • Melanie

    I am also wondering about Nuk Orthodontic with the smaller print that says Classic Style. We just got rid of MAM’s so I have my fingers crossed!!!
    ps I feel for ya Care, at least the plastic part is not technically going in their mouth….

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  • Melissa

    I am so glad I found this site. For two years my son has been using the Evenflo Vizion pacifiers. They were becoming so hard to find and now I know why! One of the things BPA causes is ADHA… which has always been suspected that my son has. For Evenflo’s sake I hope he doesn’t…

  • Melissa

    I am so glad I found this site. For two years my son has been using the Evenflo Vizion pacifiers. They were becoming so hard to find and now I know why! One of the things BPA causes is ADHA… which has always been suspected that my son has. For Evenflo’s sake I hope he doesn’t…

  • Janet

    Hi, does anyone know if Playskool pacifiers (they sell them at CVS, possibly exclusively) contain BPA? I’m guessing they do on the shields as they seem to be that hard kind of shiny plastic, but it’s hard to tell and I haven’t been able to find them on any of the lists out there through web research. Any guidance is appreciated!

  • Janet

    Hi, does anyone know if Playskool pacifiers (they sell them at CVS, possibly exclusively) contain BPA? I’m guessing they do on the shields as they seem to be that hard kind of shiny plastic, but it’s hard to tell and I haven’t been able to find them on any of the lists out there through web research. Any guidance is appreciated!

  • Liz

    I am wondering about the NUK Classic style silicone pacifiers. Item number 62617. You have the NUK Classic listed as BPA free but I am not sure if that is only latex or if that includes silicone. How do you know if they are the fashion ones (it does not say on the packaging)? Are the Classic style silicone BPA free? Help!

  • Liz

    I am wondering about the NUK Classic style silicone pacifiers. Item number 62617. You have the NUK Classic listed as BPA free but I am not sure if that is only latex or if that includes silicone. How do you know if they are the fashion ones (it does not say on the packaging)? Are the Classic style silicone BPA free? Help!

  • Jamie

    I just bought a pack of the Disney pooh pacifiers for my son since the shield is an translucent plastic that I don’t generally associate with BPA and he’s a MAM, CIRCO, Avent pacifier fan and the nipple looked like his other pacifiers. He took it fine and the plastic seems way too soft to be polycarbonate to me.

  • Jamie

    I just bought a pack of the Disney pooh pacifiers for my son since the shield is an translucent plastic that I don’t generally associate with BPA and he’s a MAM, CIRCO, Avent pacifier fan and the nipple looked like his other pacifiers. He took it fine and the plastic seems way too soft to be polycarbonate to me.

  • Elise

    I just emailed Sassy/MAM and this is the response I got:

    “The MAM Nanno, Soft Rim and Ulti’s are BPA free. only the MAM classic contains polycarbonate in the shield and knob. MAM will be making BPA free pacifiers by the end of the year. Thanks! Amy/Sassy Consumer Relations”

    Obviously this is a much different response than Kristin got back on April 2nd. I wonder which is correct since the emails only are different by 6 weeks. I can’t imagine they have changed their production in this amount of time, but if they have, how would one know if they are getting the old pacifiers that have BPA in the shield/knob or a newer version. So frustrating!

  • Elise

    I just emailed Sassy/MAM and this is the response I got:

    “The MAM Nanno, Soft Rim and Ulti’s are BPA free. only the MAM classic contains polycarbonate in the shield and knob. MAM will be making BPA free pacifiers by the end of the year. Thanks! Amy/Sassy Consumer Relations”

    Obviously this is a much different response than Kristin got back on April 2nd. I wonder which is correct since the emails only are different by 6 weeks. I can’t imagine they have changed their production in this amount of time, but if they have, how would one know if they are getting the old pacifiers that have BPA in the shield/knob or a newer version. So frustrating!

  • Carolyn

    hi…
    Just wanted to add another request for info on the NUK orthodontic silicone pacifiers…
    are they safe?
    Thanks!

  • Carolyn

    hi…
    Just wanted to add another request for info on the NUK orthodontic silicone pacifiers…
    are they safe?
    Thanks!

  • grace

    i called sassy/mam and they called bac. it was amy calling and she said that the ulti’s are bpa free. she said only the classic ones with the butterfly rims are made with bpa. i hope this is true! my baby has been sucking on the silicone ulti’s for a while now…before i was made aware of this mess! the plastic sure does look like polycarbonate though….

  • grace

    i called sassy/mam and they called bac. it was amy calling and she said that the ulti’s are bpa free. she said only the classic ones with the butterfly rims are made with bpa. i hope this is true! my baby has been sucking on the silicone ulti’s for a while now…before i was made aware of this mess! the plastic sure does look like polycarbonate though….

  • Elise

    Carolyn, the NUK orthodonic silicone pacifiers are safe and do not contain BPA. As for the MAM/Sassy confusion, I did follow up on my previous email asking why we were originally being told that the shield/knob were made of polycarbonate and now aren’t. This is what I got in reply:

    “The MAM Trends pacifiers are considered an Ulti so they are BPA free. The reason you were given different information in April is because Sassy is a distributor of MAM and we were giving the most up to date information at that time. Since the recent concerns with BPA MAM sent us updated product information which showed that other pacifiers were BPA besides the MAM soft rim. So as long as your buying the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, or Ulti they will be BPA free. Thanks!”

    Thank you,
    Amy /Sassy Consumer Relations

  • Elise

    Carolyn, the NUK orthodonic silicone pacifiers are safe and do not contain BPA. As for the MAM/Sassy confusion, I did follow up on my previous email asking why we were originally being told that the shield/knob were made of polycarbonate and now aren’t. This is what I got in reply:

    “The MAM Trends pacifiers are considered an Ulti so they are BPA free. The reason you were given different information in April is because Sassy is a distributor of MAM and we were giving the most up to date information at that time. Since the recent concerns with BPA MAM sent us updated product information which showed that other pacifiers were BPA besides the MAM soft rim. So as long as your buying the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, or Ulti they will be BPA free. Thanks!”

    Thank you,
    Amy /Sassy Consumer Relations

  • Erin

    One more request I havent seen on here–anyone know if the new Unisar AlwaysClean pacifiers by Bebe Sounds are safe? I got these as a shower gift but I cant find them on any lists–good or bad. Thanks!

  • Erin

    One more request I havent seen on here–anyone know if the new Unisar AlwaysClean pacifiers by Bebe Sounds are safe? I got these as a shower gift but I cant find them on any lists–good or bad. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    This from the Playtex website concerning their products and them containing BPA.
    My question is: IS the Drop In bag & nurser system then ok (bpa free)–this site says it’s not.

    ” U.S. and worldwide regulatory bodies continue to deem the ingredient safe. However, we do understand that there is consumer confusion. Therefore, we are offering you a free sample of Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System, which is BPA-free. This bottle system uses Drop-Ins® disposable liners that made of polyethelene and a NaturaLatch® slow flow latex nipple – all of which are BPA-free. The bottle is interchangeable with all Playtex nipples, including silicone and those of different flow rates. Clinical studies show that the Drop-Ins® system is a superior way to feed baby. The system significantly reduces gas, spit-up and colic while feeding. To redeem your free sample, click here http://www.playtexbaby.com/bpafree/info.html.”

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  • Jenny

    This from the Playtex website concerning their products and them containing BPA.
    My question is: IS the Drop In bag & nurser system then ok (bpa free)–this site says it’s not.

    ” U.S. and worldwide regulatory bodies continue to deem the ingredient safe. However, we do understand that there is consumer confusion. Therefore, we are offering you a free sample of Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System, which is BPA-free. This bottle system uses Drop-Ins® disposable liners that made of polyethelene and a NaturaLatch® slow flow latex nipple – all of which are BPA-free. The bottle is interchangeable with all Playtex nipples, including silicone and those of different flow rates. Clinical studies show that the Drop-Ins® system is a superior way to feed baby. The system significantly reduces gas, spit-up and colic while feeding. To redeem your free sample, click here http://www.playtexbaby.com/bpafree/info.html.”

  • SK

    Jenny – I am confused by your post. The Playtex drop in system is BPA free. The actual hard plastic bottle probably contains BPA, but the liner, nipple, and ring do not, so BPA is not ever touching the milk.

  • SK

    Jenny – I am confused by your post. The Playtex drop in system is BPA free. The actual hard plastic bottle probably contains BPA, but the liner, nipple, and ring do not, so BPA is not ever touching the milk.

  • lilymommy

    What about ParentsChoice pacifiers? Are they ok? They are still being sold in walmart stores in canada. Anybody know?

  • lilymommy

    What about ParentsChoice pacifiers? Are they ok? They are still being sold in walmart stores in canada. Anybody know?

  • Patty

    What about the safety of the Gerber pacifiers that are rubber or rubber colored? Does anyone know if these are safer than latex or silicone or are they made of latex?

  • Patty

    What about the safety of the Gerber pacifiers that are rubber or rubber colored? Does anyone know if these are safer than latex or silicone or are they made of latex?

  • http://feelslikehappiness.blogspot.com/ Nita

    I just received this email from Sassy today regarding the MAM pacifiers:

    Dear Nita: Thank you for your email. Pacifier nipples are made from silicone or latex, materials that do not contain BPA. All MAM Nanno, Soft Rim and Ulti pacifiers are BPA-free. (the pacifiers you have are mini ulti’s & they are BPA-free). Other MAM pacifiers currently have Polycarbonate Plastic in the (shield/knob). Just as all Sassy products will be BPA-free by the end of the year, MAM has promised to convert the entire line of pacifiers to BPA-free material with shipments at the start of next year. Each consumer is valued, and we thank you for taking the time to contact us.

    Best Regards, Judy/Sassy/MAM Consumer Relations

    ****Due to the high volume of spam,
    please only reply to the message
    above to ensure delivery of your
    message. If you still have a problem
    contact us at -1-800-323-6336.****

    My big concern was I had the MAM pacifiers with the messages on the knob (I love Mommy, Adorable, etc) and wasn’t able to find any conclusive information regarding the BPA content. I even sent them a link with a pic of the baby and his binky just to make sure. These pacifiers are butterfly shaped – here is the pic in case you want to check it against yours: http://picasaweb.google.com/vidchick73/RickyPix/photo#5183316833802839426

  • http://feelslikehappiness.blogspot.com/ Nita

    I just received this email from Sassy today regarding the MAM pacifiers:

    Dear Nita: Thank you for your email. Pacifier nipples are made from silicone or latex, materials that do not contain BPA. All MAM Nanno, Soft Rim and Ulti pacifiers are BPA-free. (the pacifiers you have are mini ulti’s & they are BPA-free). Other MAM pacifiers currently have Polycarbonate Plastic in the (shield/knob). Just as all Sassy products will be BPA-free by the end of the year, MAM has promised to convert the entire line of pacifiers to BPA-free material with shipments at the start of next year. Each consumer is valued, and we thank you for taking the time to contact us.

    Best Regards, Judy/Sassy/MAM Consumer Relations

    ****Due to the high volume of spam,
    please only reply to the message
    above to ensure delivery of your
    message. If you still have a problem
    contact us at -1-800-323-6336.****

    My big concern was I had the MAM pacifiers with the messages on the knob (I love Mommy, Adorable, etc) and wasn’t able to find any conclusive information regarding the BPA content. I even sent them a link with a pic of the baby and his binky just to make sure. These pacifiers are butterfly shaped – here is the pic in case you want to check it against yours: http://picasaweb.google.com/vidchick73/RickyPix/photo#5183316833802839426

  • JudiAU

    Thanks for the update on MAM. It looks like the MAM Nanno is the smallest size they carry, the ones for infants. They look like the regular pacifiers but are marked “0-2.” At least my son had the first two months BPA free!

    We have mostly MAMM Crystal which appear to be polycarbonate. They are bright colored and clear. Sigh. They look really cool.

    I did noticed that I have a couple that are not clear and they are all marked “Made in Austria.” Isn’t BPA banned in Europe? Any chance the European-made ones are BPA-free. The ones we have have more of a butterfly shape.

  • JudiAU

    Thanks for the update on MAM. It looks like the MAM Nanno is the smallest size they carry, the ones for infants. They look like the regular pacifiers but are marked “0-2.” At least my son had the first two months BPA free!

    We have mostly MAMM Crystal which appear to be polycarbonate. They are bright colored and clear. Sigh. They look really cool.

    I did noticed that I have a couple that are not clear and they are all marked “Made in Austria.” Isn’t BPA banned in Europe? Any chance the European-made ones are BPA-free. The ones we have have more of a butterfly shape.

  • Nicole

    I’m confused about the different MAM pacifiers as well!
    I’m not sure which is which and, therefore, cannot tell if I have the ones that I need to get rid of! I really hope not, as he’s been using them since birth (the same kind) and I’d feel so guilty =(
    I have some of the “crystal” looking ones…green, purple, blue….and then some blue and white ones. They are different shapes.
    Can I ask this? Will the packages SAY “BPA free” or not? How do I tell when I go to the store which are safe???
    Thanks for any help you can give me =)

  • Nicole

    I’m confused about the different MAM pacifiers as well!
    I’m not sure which is which and, therefore, cannot tell if I have the ones that I need to get rid of! I really hope not, as he’s been using them since birth (the same kind) and I’d feel so guilty =(
    I have some of the “crystal” looking ones…green, purple, blue….and then some blue and white ones. They are different shapes.
    Can I ask this? Will the packages SAY “BPA free” or not? How do I tell when I go to the store which are safe???
    Thanks for any help you can give me =)

  • Liza

    In the safer pacifier guide it makes reference to gumdrop pacifiers. What are gumdrop pacis? Thanks.

  • Liza

    In the safer pacifier guide it makes reference to gumdrop pacifiers. What are gumdrop pacis? Thanks.

  • Heather Mathias

    What is the differece between “hopital grade” and “food safe” silicone and which is safer for pacis?

  • Heather Mathias

    What is the differece between “hopital grade” and “food safe” silicone and which is safer for pacis?

  • Tamara

    Does anyone know where to buy Mam pacifiers in Canada? Any store around me does not carry them. Thanks! My daughter has been using Avent, so this is my next try.

  • Tamara

    Does anyone know where to buy Mam pacifiers in Canada? Any store around me does not carry them. Thanks! My daughter has been using Avent, so this is my next try.

  • Ally

    I emailed MAM again for more clarity. Here’s what they list as BPA free.

    I can assure you that the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, Ulti, and Mini-Ulti are BPA free. The other ones that would fall under these would be the MAM trends, Pearl, Mini-Pearl, Precious Gems Mini Ulti, Mini Night, Mini Sayings Collection, Symbols Collection, Mini Spanish Collection, Crystal Collection, Sport Ulti, Diamond Collection, Night Ulti glow in the dark, Sayings collection, Stripes collection. These are all the ones that are under the Ulti or Mini Ulti. The Ulti just means it is for 6+ months the Mini-Ulti is for 0-6 months. It is just the size of the shield that changes with these two. The Nanno is for 0-2 months only and the Soft Rim is for 0-6 months and 6+ months.

    Hope this helps!

    SoftLanding people… please follow up with Mam again. You are telling people that they aren’t BPA free and they are. My son wasn’t picky with which brand of paci, but my daughter will only take MAM. I know there are other parents out there like me. They need to know MAM is ok now. Thanks!!!

  • Ally

    I emailed MAM again for more clarity. Here’s what they list as BPA free.

    I can assure you that the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, Ulti, and Mini-Ulti are BPA free. The other ones that would fall under these would be the MAM trends, Pearl, Mini-Pearl, Precious Gems Mini Ulti, Mini Night, Mini Sayings Collection, Symbols Collection, Mini Spanish Collection, Crystal Collection, Sport Ulti, Diamond Collection, Night Ulti glow in the dark, Sayings collection, Stripes collection. These are all the ones that are under the Ulti or Mini Ulti. The Ulti just means it is for 6+ months the Mini-Ulti is for 0-6 months. It is just the size of the shield that changes with these two. The Nanno is for 0-2 months only and the Soft Rim is for 0-6 months and 6+ months.

    Hope this helps!

    SoftLanding people… please follow up with Mam again. You are telling people that they aren’t BPA free and they are. My son wasn’t picky with which brand of paci, but my daughter will only take MAM. I know there are other parents out there like me. They need to know MAM is ok now. Thanks!!!

  • softlanding

    Hi Ally,

    I understand your concern as a worried parent. I contacted our Sassy rep again today just to double check. It’s possible that they’ve changed the materials used in the MAM pacifiers recently, as many manufacturers are revamping products little by little.

    When I contacted Sassy a couple of months ago, they again confirmed that the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, Ulti and Mini-Ulti were absolutely made with polycarbonate.

    I’ll post my findings from my recent investigation as soon as I hear back.

    Alicia

    UPDATE 8/8/08: Please see find the latest info on Sassy MAM pacifiers here.

  • softlanding

    Hi Ally,

    I understand your concern as a worried parent. I contacted our Sassy rep again today just to double check. It’s possible that they’ve changed the materials used in the MAM pacifiers recently, as many manufacturers are revamping products little by little.

    When I contacted Sassy a couple of months ago, they again confirmed that the MAM Nanno, Soft Rim, Ulti and Mini-Ulti were absolutely made with polycarbonate.

    I’ll post my findings from my recent investigation as soon as I hear back.

    Alicia

    UPDATE 8/8/08: Please see find the latest info on Sassy MAM pacifiers here.

  • Alison

    we used to buy the avent pacifiers (my son loved them dearly) until we read this blog last spring. i contacted the company to express my shock about their use of bpa and they replied that they weren’t doing anything that the fda hadn’t approved of. i replied to them that the fda doesn’t buy their products, moms do! and the desire to protect one’s child is paramount to anything that the fda has to say. i also added that if they are so proud of the use of bpa in their products, that their packaging should read “NOW WITH BPA”! i got no comment back from them. now i see that their sippy cup packaging says “NO BPA”. i still refuse to buy anything from avent ever again.

  • Alison

    we used to buy the avent pacifiers (my son loved them dearly) until we read this blog last spring. i contacted the company to express my shock about their use of bpa and they replied that they weren’t doing anything that the fda hadn’t approved of. i replied to them that the fda doesn’t buy their products, moms do! and the desire to protect one’s child is paramount to anything that the fda has to say. i also added that if they are so proud of the use of bpa in their products, that their packaging should read “NOW WITH BPA”! i got no comment back from them. now i see that their sippy cup packaging says “NO BPA”. i still refuse to buy anything from avent ever again.

  • Cariann

    Would you happen to know if the Garfield ventilated pacifiers are BPA-free? I’m searching the internet but can’t find anything about it… I need help!

  • Cariann

    Would you happen to know if the Garfield ventilated pacifiers are BPA-free? I’m searching the internet but can’t find anything about it… I need help!

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  • Laura

    My 8 month son will only, only take the Gerber soft center round latex pacifier! I just found out that not only it is not BPA free, I can not find them anywhere? I was also reading that latex carries carcinogen? I was right on the bottles, to make sure they are BPA free! I really need to know what pacifier is close to the Gerber pacifier my son uses? or maybe what I can do here,he will not take anything else! Very long nights and car rides ahead.

  • Laura

    My 8 month son will only, only take the Gerber soft center round latex pacifier! I just found out that not only it is not BPA free, I can not find them anywhere? I was also reading that latex carries carcinogen? I was right on the bottles, to make sure they are BPA free! I really need to know what pacifier is close to the Gerber pacifier my son uses? or maybe what I can do here,he will not take anything else! Very long nights and car rides ahead.

  • Kristen

    Does anyone know anything about the new Born Free pacifiers?

  • Kristen

    Does anyone know anything about the new Born Free pacifiers?

  • Rose

    Hi. About three months ago I switched all my baby products so safe ones. My baby developed a rash on her face over the months and we have spent countless hours and time trying to figure it out but to no conclusion. The other day my husbsand suggested it might be the change in her pacifier and wanted to take away her pacifier but I am a huge believer in pacifiers and wanted to try and find a safe one that won’c cause a rash on her face? I was using the mam ones before and they didn’t cause a rash, now I don’t know what to use. Any suggestions?

  • Rose

    Hi. About three months ago I switched all my baby products so safe ones. My baby developed a rash on her face over the months and we have spent countless hours and time trying to figure it out but to no conclusion. The other day my husbsand suggested it might be the change in her pacifier and wanted to take away her pacifier but I am a huge believer in pacifiers and wanted to try and find a safe one that won’c cause a rash on her face? I was using the mam ones before and they didn’t cause a rash, now I don’t know what to use. Any suggestions?

  • Rose

    Wow! I love this website but unfortunately I have been learning some of the information is so wishy washy and it’s driving mothers crazy. OK, I’ll explain. I’ve kept a watch over what mothers say and what I’ve read is that most mothers love the sassy/MAM pacifiers and have been dissapointed that they were deemed unsafe. I myself had a hard time with this because the pacifier I switched to from the sassy mam’s was supposedly safe but it gave my daughter a horrible face rash. It’s a brand that has never been reputable with me in anything they do but I decided to give it a try. Anyways, I decided to call sassy/MAM company myself and get the low down on the pacifiers and low and behold straight from the horses mouth the pacifiers I was using from them ” The Crystal Collection” was deemed 100% safe and I threw them all away. They offered to send me some new ones free of charge which I thought was wonderful. She also said that a lot of the Sassy/MAM pacifiers are safe but that the soft landing website doesn’t keep in clear contact with them so they don’t have correct information. ALL of SASSY/MAM’S oval shaped pacifiers are 100% safe so mothers you can feel secure using them so go ahead and get your Sassy’s.!!!!

  • Rose

    Wow! I love this website but unfortunately I have been learning some of the information is so wishy washy and it’s driving mothers crazy. OK, I’ll explain. I’ve kept a watch over what mothers say and what I’ve read is that most mothers love the sassy/MAM pacifiers and have been dissapointed that they were deemed unsafe. I myself had a hard time with this because the pacifier I switched to from the sassy mam’s was supposedly safe but it gave my daughter a horrible face rash. It’s a brand that has never been reputable with me in anything they do but I decided to give it a try. Anyways, I decided to call sassy/MAM company myself and get the low down on the pacifiers and low and behold straight from the horses mouth the pacifiers I was using from them ” The Crystal Collection” was deemed 100% safe and I threw them all away. They offered to send me some new ones free of charge which I thought was wonderful. She also said that a lot of the Sassy/MAM pacifiers are safe but that the soft landing website doesn’t keep in clear contact with them so they don’t have correct information. ALL of SASSY/MAM’S oval shaped pacifiers are 100% safe so mothers you can feel secure using them so go ahead and get your Sassy’s.!!!!

  • T

    I am so said that GumDrop doesn’t make larger sizes. My son loved the ones we got in the hospital.

    But I did find that BornFree makes BPA free pacifiers!

  • T

    I am so said that GumDrop doesn’t make larger sizes. My son loved the ones we got in the hospital.

    But I did find that BornFree makes BPA free pacifiers!

  • kari

    Can TheSoftLanding please post safety info for Gerber NUK Orthodontic Pacifiers?

  • kari

    Can TheSoftLanding please post safety info for Gerber NUK Orthodontic Pacifiers?

  • Jenny

    Please clarify the Mam situation. It is so confusing.
    Exactly which pacifiers are safe to use?

  • Jenny

    Please clarify the Mam situation. It is so confusing.
    Exactly which pacifiers are safe to use?

  • softlanding

    Hi Jenny,

    We’ve clarified as much as possible with Sassy MAM in another update here.

    The situation, in essence, is that Sassy MAM pacifier are in the process of going BPA free, but the transition will not be officially completed until the end of the year. So we recommend continuing to avoid them until that time.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Jenny,

    We’ve clarified as much as possible with Sassy MAM in another update here.

    The situation, in essence, is that Sassy MAM pacifier are in the process of going BPA free, but the transition will not be officially completed until the end of the year. So we recommend continuing to avoid them until that time.

    Alicia

  • Kristen

    Is it only the face shield of a pacifier that contains BPA?

  • Kristen

    Is it only the face shield of a pacifier that contains BPA?

  • softlanding

    Hi Kristen,

    Yes, that’s exactly right. The nipple does not contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Kristen,

    Yes, that’s exactly right. The nipple does not contain BPA.

    Alicia

  • alex

    What about the chemicals in Earth’s Best organic formula cans??

  • alex

    What about the chemicals in Earth’s Best organic formula cans??

  • softlanding

    Hi Alex,

    You can find detailed info on BPA in infant formular completed by the Envrionmental Working Group here.

  • softlanding

    Hi Alex,

    You can find detailed info on BPA in infant formular completed by the Envrionmental Working Group here.

  • softlanding

    Hi Mag,

    The UK may have completely different standards for using BPA in their baby products than we do in the U.S.

    Any lists we provide are always applicable to the U.S., but may not be correct for the same products sold internationally.

    Sorry – wish I could be of more help,

    Alicia

  • Mag

    I am totally confused about MAM products!!! Here is the answer I just got when asking them about BPA in their pacifiers…

    “I can confirm that MAM UK never used BPA in any of our products!

    Many Thanks!

    Emily Dike”

    So who is right???

  • Mag

    I am totally confused about MAM products!!! Here is the answer I just got when asking them about BPA in their pacifiers…

    “I can confirm that MAM UK never used BPA in any of our products!

    Many Thanks!

    Emily Dike”

    So who is right???

  • softlanding

    Hi Mag,

    The UK may have completely different standards for using BPA in their baby products than we do in the U.S.

    Any lists we provide are always applicable to the U.S., but may not be correct for the same products sold internationally.

    Sorry – wish I could be of more help,

    Alicia

  • Claudia

    thanks so much for doing this research and sharing the results. it is such a service to us all. what a shame that it is even necessary!

  • Claudia

    thanks so much for doing this research and sharing the results. it is such a service to us all. what a shame that it is even necessary!

  • Lauren

    I am confused about something. Are the BPA and Phthalate chemicals only in the hard shield part of the pacifier, or is in the nipple part too? Does it depend on the brand? My son is extremely attached to his gerber soft center round pacifer – is it the nipple or face shield that contains those chemicals? Is there a comparable pacifier that would be better? What about Gerbers soft center silicon pacifier?

  • Lauren

    I am confused about something. Are the BPA and Phthalate chemicals only in the hard shield part of the pacifier, or is in the nipple part too? Does it depend on the brand? My son is extremely attached to his gerber soft center round pacifer – is it the nipple or face shield that contains those chemicals? Is there a comparable pacifier that would be better? What about Gerbers soft center silicon pacifier?

  • softlanding

    Hi Lauren,

    It is confusing!

    Yes, BPA is part of the hard plastic (not the nipple). And phthalates are added to more flexible parts of the shield (not the nipple).

    No, it does not depend on the brand – silicone and latex do not contain BPA, PVC or phthalates.

    Yes, the Playtex Most Like Mom Binky is a rounded shape and the Natursutten Natural Rubber pacifier offers a round option too.

    We do recommend going with either a silicone nipple or a natural rubber latex nipple, in lieu of synthetic latex because of chemicals related to processing the synthetic version.

    Hope that helps clear it up a bit.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Lauren,

    It is confusing!

    Yes, BPA is part of the hard plastic (not the nipple). And phthalates are added to more flexible parts of the shield (not the nipple).

    No, it does not depend on the brand – silicone and latex do not contain BPA, PVC or phthalates.

    Yes, the Playtex Most Like Mom Binky is a rounded shape and the Natursutten Natural Rubber pacifier offers a round option too.

    We do recommend going with either a silicone nipple or a natural rubber latex nipple, in lieu of synthetic latex because of chemicals related to processing the synthetic version.

    Hope that helps clear it up a bit.

    Alicia

  • Carla

    I recently purchased some Advent pacifiers for my son. They are labeld “BPA-Free”, but they also have the #7 recycling code this this note: “Contains Copolyester”. Does anyone know anything about Copolyester? And if something is labeled “BPA-Free” does that also mean it’s phthalate free? Even with all the wonderful info on this blog I’m still confused.

  • Carla

    I recently purchased some Advent pacifiers for my son. They are labeld “BPA-Free”, but they also have the #7 recycling code this this note: “Contains Copolyester”. Does anyone know anything about Copolyester? And if something is labeled “BPA-Free” does that also mean it’s phthalate free? Even with all the wonderful info on this blog I’m still confused.

  • Carla

    I just tried to leave a different posting and got an error that I had already posted it???? I’ve never posted here before. Help!

    On a separate note, I just spoke with Judy at Sassy/Mam (616) 243-0767 and she told me that most of the pacifiers are and have been bpa-free for over a year now. She said for sure the two I’ve used were bpa-free: crystal clear, trends, and stripes. I’ve seen several postings that it’s hard to get in contact with Sassy, but I was able to speak with someone right away.

  • Carla

    I just tried to leave a different posting and got an error that I had already posted it???? I’ve never posted here before. Help!

    On a separate note, I just spoke with Judy at Sassy/Mam (616) 243-0767 and she told me that most of the pacifiers are and have been bpa-free for over a year now. She said for sure the two I’ve used were bpa-free: crystal clear, trends, and stripes. I’ve seen several postings that it’s hard to get in contact with Sassy, but I was able to speak with someone right away.

  • Carla

    Yay! My original question popped up too.

  • Carla

    Yay! My original question popped up too.

  • softlanding

    Hi Carla,

    The new BPA-free Avent pacifiers are made from a “copolyester” plastic which throws them in the catch-all category #7.

    Not to worry, their new pacifiers are BPA, PVC and phthalate free. You can learn more about the #7 recycling code here.

    As for whether the Sassy/MAM pacifiers you mentioned are BPA free, we were told by their Quality Assurance Dept. that none of their pacifiers are currently BPA free. The Customer Service Reps don’t seem to have the most accurate information, which is confusing.

    Best,

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Carla,

    The new BPA-free Avent pacifiers are made from a “copolyester” plastic which throws them in the catch-all category #7.

    Not to worry, their new pacifiers are BPA, PVC and phthalate free. You can learn more about the #7 recycling code here.

    As for whether the Sassy/MAM pacifiers you mentioned are BPA free, we were told by their Quality Assurance Dept. that none of their pacifiers are currently BPA free. The Customer Service Reps don’t seem to have the most accurate information, which is confusing.

    Best,

    Alicia

  • Carla

    Thank you! That’s really too bad about Sassy/MAM. I hope I can get my son to switch to the Advent. Thanks again! :o)

  • Carla

    Thank you! That’s really too bad about Sassy/MAM. I hope I can get my son to switch to the Advent. Thanks again! :o)

  • Kim

    Alicia,
    I was just at Babies R Us and Sassy/MAM pacifiers now say BPA Free on the package. Do I still need to avoid them?
    Kim

  • Kim

    Alicia,
    I was just at Babies R Us and Sassy/MAM pacifiers now say BPA Free on the package. Do I still need to avoid them?
    Kim

  • Katie

    Does anyone know if it is safer to use silicone pacifiers or BPA/PVC free plastic ones?
    I’ve been using NUK silicone but they get so much lint in the sides, it’s disgusting. I have the natursutten too but they are hard for her to hold in on her own because they’re heavy. I was considering the evenflo one pieces but they are plastic and although supposedly safe, it still scares me.

    Any suggesstions??

  • Katie

    Does anyone know if it is safer to use silicone pacifiers or BPA/PVC free plastic ones?
    I’ve been using NUK silicone but they get so much lint in the sides, it’s disgusting. I have the natursutten too but they are hard for her to hold in on her own because they’re heavy. I was considering the evenflo one pieces but they are plastic and although supposedly safe, it still scares me.

    Any suggesstions??

  • Halool

    Hey,, my son uses gumdrop pacifiers.. he absolutley loves them.. he will not tak another one.. it is a silicone pacifier that fits great around the mouth.. i bought it from amazon .com.. the natural scent is better the ones that have a taste he only takes for a week then he spits them out.. goodluck!!

  • Halool

    Hey,, my son uses gumdrop pacifiers.. he absolutley loves them.. he will not tak another one.. it is a silicone pacifier that fits great around the mouth.. i bought it from amazon .com.. the natural scent is better the ones that have a taste he only takes for a week then he spits them out.. goodluck!!

  • terri

    Hi my daughter takes the soft round pacifier and i think they are discontinured? if anyone knows where i can find one please E-MAIL me immediately. They are soft round pacifier, with the brown nipple, they were made in colors of pink and purple, red and blue and yellow and green/teal. I have checked every drug store in my city and cannot find one. help is wanted thanks terri

  • terri

    Hi my daughter takes the soft round pacifier and i think they are discontinured? if anyone knows where i can find one please E-MAIL me immediately. They are soft round pacifier, with the brown nipple, they were made in colors of pink and purple, red and blue and yellow and green/teal. I have checked every drug store in my city and cannot find one. help is wanted thanks terri

  • Laine

    I just bought a Razbaby keep-it-kleen pacificer, but there was no indication whether it was BPA-free or not. So, I called the company and it will not be BPA-free until April 2009.

  • Laine

    I just bought a Razbaby keep-it-kleen pacificer, but there was no indication whether it was BPA-free or not. So, I called the company and it will not be BPA-free until April 2009.

  • Rose

    Hey, is there a section just for latest news

  • Rose

    Hey, is there a section just for latest news

  • BELYNDA

    ARE GUMDROP PACIFERS OK FOR OLD INFANTS. OR JUST NEWBORNS. MY SON IS 19 MONTHS OLD. AND WE JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET TO DROP THE PACIFER. ARE THESE OK OR NOT FOR HIS AGE?

    • Alicia

      Hi Belynda,

      Yes, the Gumdrop pacifier should be fine for an older infant. Hopefully, if he finds it doesn’t feel quite right, he’ll decide he doesn’t want it anymore :)

      Alicia

  • BELYNDA

    ARE GUMDROP PACIFERS OK FOR OLD INFANTS. OR JUST NEWBORNS. MY SON IS 19 MONTHS OLD. AND WE JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET TO DROP THE PACIFER. ARE THESE OK OR NOT FOR HIS AGE?

    • Alicia

      Hi Belynda,

      Yes, the Gumdrop pacifier should be fine for an older infant. Hopefully, if he finds it doesn’t feel quite right, he’ll decide he doesn’t want it anymore :)

      Alicia

  • Laura

    Hi! Does anyone know about the new Nuby Natural touch pacifiers? I know they are BPA free, but are they PVC and the other chemical safe too? Are products sometimes BPA free but contain the others? I'm so confused!! Thanks for any help! -Laura

  • Stefan

    MAM Classic 2+ is BPA free as well, only the Classic 6+ was PC. The Classic 6+ has been discontinued last year. The Air model will soon come again and be BPA free.
    MAM pacifiers have been BPA-free ever since or changed starting 2007, depending on the model. So by now you would only find real left overs of PC in the market. The problem of course is that they've been only marked as BPA-free since late last year when MAM switched step by step to the new white packaging.
    Please check my post at http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/2008/08/07/update… for more info.
    Most important: BPA is a bottle issue, not a pacifier issue. When liquids get cooked or heated high in a PC bottle, BPA can migrate into the liquid. So if you cook your PC-bottle or fill in hot liquid, BPA migrates into the liquid. And then your baby drinks the liquid containing BPA. With pacifiers it’s different: Your baby isn’t cooking and doesn’t drink any liquid the pacifier might be cooked in for sterilization. That’s why it’s a bottle issue and the upcoming legislation is targeting bottles and not pacifiers. And the MAM bottles have been BPA free since their inception! They came to the US market some 5 years ago, WAY before the competition came out with their BPA free bottles (and charged 15 dollars for ONE bottle… sorry, it still amazes me). If you want to know more about this topic, have a look at may other post.

  • http://thesoftlanding.com thesoftlanding

    Hi Laura,

    Yes, the Nuby Natural Touch pacifiers are BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Nuby doesn't use any PVC (and thus no need for phthalates) in any of their baby products.

    Alicia

  • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

    Hi Laura,

    Yes, the Nuby Natural Touch pacifiers are BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Nuby doesn't use any PVC (and thus no need for phthalates) in any of their baby products.

    Alicia

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  • baby gear

    I agree that its important to use only the BPA, PVC and Phthalate free Pacifier for babies as its safe.

  • Ptaylor10

    Thanks for the useful article, any chance of an updated article for us canadians more focused around phthalate use ?

    • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

      Hi Ptaylor10 – Phthalates really don’t enter this scene much because most companies use either polypropylene, Tritan copolyester, silicone and/or all natural rubber in their pacifiers. Phthalates are more of a concern in soft plastics (like PVC) and skincare products. Hope that helps!

  • Daniel D

    Great resource. I dont see ReliaBrand on that list… I’m Pretty sure that all their products are also BPA free. I absolutely love their products.

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