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Hevea

Are you looking for a natural rubber product instead of a plastic bath toy or teether? Hevea products are tried and tested and are our personal choice for our children. All brands stocked by Carry My Baby have been trialled by us as a family and are our favourites. We’ve tried a lot, having 5 children!

FAQs

Why does my Hevea dummy/teether darken in colour as time goes by?

Hevea dummies are made from 100% natural rubber which isn’t conserved or added antioxidants to keep it light yellow. Natural rubber is a natural material that changes over time.

Can I boil my Hevea teether?

The Kawan teether can be cleaned in warm water and mild soap can be used if needed. Do NOT boil it. The teether should be kept in a clean, dry place out of direct sunlight or contact with a source of direct heat in order to last longer. Due to the natural colours, they might fade over time. If there are splits or changes in the teether, it should be discarded. Very few children are allergic to natural rubber, however watch out for any allergic reactions, and stop any use if an allergic reaction should occur because of using the teether.

You can boil the panda teether to sterilize or use a machine specially made for sterilization. It should NOT be cleaned in a dishwasher or microwave.

When I opened the packaging and took out the dummy, it was greasy and smelled funny – is this normal and could it be dangerous to my baby?

The greasy part is a fine layer of vegetable oil, which protect the dummy (teether or bath toys) for drying out. It will disappear then you boil the dummy and wipe it with a cloth. The unique scent is of natural rubber, and it is as natural as the scent of an apple!

Are Hevea dummies free from nitrosamines?

Nitrosamines can be found in natural rubber, but Hevea passes all the test and regulations for dummies, which also test for the amount of nitromines. If the limit is too high it can be dangerous, but there have NOT been any detected in any Hevea products, and Hevea have them tested randomly.

My dummy is peeling a bit – is it normal?

No it is not normal that the dummy is peeling. The problem can be that you have used it for more than the recommended 2 months or cleaned it in a non-suitable way.

As the dummy is made from a natural material, it does wear out, and as mentioned it needs to be replaced at least every 2 months.

In order to ensure proper hygiene, the dummy should be cleaned by hand or in machines especially suitable for this, and must not be cleaned in a dishwasher or microwave (unless use of relevant sterilising box). The dummy can be sterilized in boiling water.

We suggest you stop using it and replace it with a new one.

It is also a good idea to use more than one dummy at a time, in that way your dummy will not wear out as fast and will last longer.

Do Hevea dummies comply to the safety standards and are they tested?

Hevea’s products are all tested and meet EU standard EN1400, US regulations CPSIA and AUS regulation AS 2432-1991. Hevea work with an independent research agency, SGS, one of the world’s leading company for testing and analysis. Hevea teethers are tested by independent laboratories to prove compliance with the CE & EN71 safety standard.

Can my child get a latex allergic reaction by using Hevea products?

It is very unlikely. However, protein is a naturally occurring substance in latex from the hevea brasiliensis tree. It helps preserve the material in a liquid state to allow us to work with it. When we process the material to produce our raw rubber products, much of the latex protein is leeched out. As a result, latex content in Hevea’s products is extremely low. No allergic reactions to any Hevea products have been received to date but users should note the potential for a latex allergic response.

Latex allergy reactions vary in severity with individuals. If there is a known family history of latex allergy, or if you notice any symptoms that cause concern; or your child has had a previous reaction to any other rubber products, Hevea suggest that you stop use immediately of your Hevea product and visit your medical practitioner. Help with early symptoms may prevent more serious effects.

The rubber industry as a whole is looking at ways to improve on production to reduce the potential for reaction and we are supporting our suppliers in this initiative.

An allergic reaction is normally not dangerous and the symptoms can be such as:

  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Sneezing or runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Rash or hives
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath