- made from all natural rubber, pure & sustainable
- made in Europe under European safety standards
- no cracks, crevices or joints where bacteria can hide.
- softer than silicone
- will not leave marks on baby's face
- free from harmful chemicals
Production of natural rubber:
Growing natural rubber involves many steps, and numerous scientific disciplines to be merged together to provide a cohesive operation and plan. Planting – Seeds are planted and grow for between 12-18 months before being suitable for grafting, after which they are removed from a nursery environment and planted on a plantation. The bud quickly grows but the tree must be left to mature for between 6-7 years. Tapping – Harvesters shave off a bit of bark, and then notch a line in the revealed bark to a depth of about 1/3” deep. The milky white liquid, latex, drips from the cut vessels, and then flows down the barkless patch, where it is collected, typically in a cut mounted to the tree. This tapping continues on alternating days, with new patches being cut just below the prior one, until the tapping is about a foot from the base of the tree. Once that side of the tree is tapped out, a repeat effort is done on the other side of the tree.