You considered not having an epidural — for about twenty seconds. There was nothing sustainable about that pain.
However, when it comes to caring for your little bundle, going au naturel is the only option. Hevea, a new-to-the-U.S. Danish import, makes it easy with pacifiers, teethers, and bath toys made from natural rubber.
Combining Scandinavian design with responsible manufacturing practices, the company easily passes the mommy test. But the real scrutiny begins when the goods land in the hands (and mouths) of babes.
Our pint-size tester took to the ergonomically designed paci right away (it dips down for little noses), the teether provided just the right amount of bite for her nagging gums, and the bath toys sailed through the tub without a hitch. Bath time bonus: The duck, fish, and frog don’t have holes, so water and muck can’t get stuck.
In other words, they’re painless.
Available online at heveababyusa.com, $9-$40.
Photos: Courtesy of Hevea; Thinkstock