Anybody know of any soft latex-free teethers?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try the Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbruch. Its 100% silicone. Its not really like Sophie but its easy to hold and a teether.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cory_loves_this_girl:  That’s strange because according to Vulli who makes Sophie she is made ‘ out of ” Sophie la girafe® is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree.” That is a direct quote from their site 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Cory_loves_this_girl:  Do you definitely have a geniune Sophie and not a generic version?  There are a few other companies that make “Sophie”  maybe if you have one of those that is the latex issue? 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sassygrn:  Natural rubber is what latex comes from.  It’s the proteins that people usually react to.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Sassygrn: that website description is misleading. I would read that as:  100% natural rubber (latex) derived from the sap of the Hevea (rubber) tree

which is completely true natural latex rubber is derived from the sap of hevea. Also known as a rubber tree. But it sounds much more impressive the way they have worded it

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

AB Bride:  priyawouldntwannabeya:  Okay Okay I get it.

Now my question is if the OP’s mom knew/know’s about the OP’s latex allergy then why in the world would you purchase a teether for a baby who’s mother will be touching it? 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Sassygrn:  i didn’t mean to sound accusatory. It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when companies are misleading in the way they advertise.

i was recently in a health food store that had bread labelled that it was made of non-GMO wheat. There is no GMO wheat on the market, so technically 100% of bread you can buy is non-GMO. But by labelling it like they did – it influenced customers into thinking it was better. 

end of my mini rant. I just like transparency in marketing.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

priyawouldntwannabeya:  I agree with you about sleazy marketing. Another example is all the products now being advertised as gluten free, that never did contain gluten!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sassygrn:  You helped me out by posting that.  I took a look at this thread as I was curious as to why getting a latex-free soother would be an issue, as it’s such a common allergen.  You verified that they actually used latex though, which seems like a stupid decision by the company IMO.

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