FAQ'S (Nûby India) >> Product-related questions
Q: My child finds it hard drinking from the Non-Drip nipples. Why?
The Nûby™ Non-Drip™ nipples work in the same way a mother's breast does. The child has to squeeze the nipple between tongue and palate in order to drink and determine the flow rate. Some babies don't master this technique right away, particularly if they weren't breastfed before switching to bottles. It sometimes takes a few tries and difficult meals, but most babies get it eventually and are very happy drinking from the Non-Drip™ nipples from then on.
If your baby really doesn't manage to drink from the Non-Drip™ nipples we recommend switching to one of our other Nûby™ nipples with a set flow rate.
Q: The feeding spoons take on the colour of the food. Is this dangerous?
Some foods, such as carrots or spinach, contain very strong colouring substances. These substances can leave traces on the plates or cutlery used when heating or serving those foods. They are completely harmless and odourless..
Q: What kind of products Nuby provides ?
Nuby provides feeding and teething products.
Q: Teethers made of EVA Safe ?
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is widely accepted as safe for use in teethers. EVA is a type of plastic that does not require a plasticizer and is bisphenol-a free, so it is considered to be non-toxic.
So what is this plasticizer stuff? PVC’s soft texture is imparted by “plasticizing” chemicals. DEHP, a member of the phthalate family of chemicals, is the most widely used plasticizer in teethers. The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CEHJ) recommends EVA as a safer PVC-free plastic alternative. CEHJ describes the effects of phthalates in their article.
Q: About BPA and Phthalate Free Bottle Nipples ?
I’ve gotten this question quite a few times so I thought I would address it since it seems to be a concern for parents who are taking BPA into consideration when buying for their little ones. Bottle nipples tend to come in two materials. One is Silicone. Silicone is the popular choice for parents these days and with good reason. Silicone is soft and easy to sterilize and importantly is non-porous. not to mention it does not contain Bisphenol-A, Phthalates or PVC so it is a safe choice for your baby. When buying silicone nipples, opt for products that use “medical grade” silicone when possible to ensure the silicone was made with the highest standards.
Other bottle nipples are made with Latex. Infants sometimes take to latex versions easier and there are also pacifiers made with it. Latex is also BPA free but there have been some research showing that over time, latex can leach carcinogens called nitrosamines. The FDA regulates levels allowed in latex bottle nipples but some levels are permissible so medical grade silicone is the better alternative. It has also been suggested that exposure to latex early in life can trigger a latex allergy.
Q: Nuby Products, Which Ones Are Safe? ?
Nuby, a subsidiary of Luv ‘n Care, is among several companies that offer BPA free bottles, sippys and teethers more by accident than on purpose. Their naming system is utterly confusing, so that many BPA free items sound just like others that do contain BPA. Because they are a foreign company, I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt on their naming system.