At Buggalugs, we prioritise both your baby's well-being and the health of our planet. That's why we've chosen not to use silicone for our pacifier cases. We delve into the reasons behind our decision and explain why our choice of PLA stands out as a superior option for parents seeking a reliable and sustainable solution.

Silicone's Environmental Impact:

Silicone, although popularly used in various baby products, falls short in terms of its environmental impact. Unlike PLA, silicone is not biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable. This means that when silicone products reach the end of their lifecycle, they contribute to the mounting plastic waste crisis that our planet is grappling with. In contrast, our commitment to sustainability led us to choose PLA, a plant-based material derived from renewable resources like cornstarch or sugarcane. Buggalugs pacifier cases made from PLA not only provide convenience but also give parents the peace of mind that they're making a responsible choice for their baby and the environment.

Mould Growth on Silicone:

One of the common concerns with silicone products is the potential for mould growth. Silicone's porous surface can trap moisture, creating an environment conducive to mould development. This is particularly concerning for baby products that require impeccable hygiene standards. Buggalugs pacifier cases, on the other hand, are designed with meticulous attention to detail. Our PLA cases offer a smooth, non-porous surface that resists moisture buildup, reducing the risk of mould growth and ensuring your baby's pacifier remains clean and safe.


Durability and Strength:

While silicone may initially seem flexible and durable, it is not as robust as PLA when it comes to strength and durability. Buggalugs pacifier cases exhibit remarkable sturdiness and resilience, ensuring that your baby's pacifier is well-protected against potential damage. The strength of PLA adds to the longevity of the pacifier case, making it a reliable investment for busy parents.


Why We Choose PLA:

Our commitment to creating a pacifier case that is both functional and eco-conscious led us to embrace PLA. As highlighted by the points above, PLA presents numerous advantages over silicone. Its biodegradability, resistance to mould, and superior strength make it an ideal choice for parents who are passionate about providing the best for their babies while treading lightly on the planet.


At Buggalugs, we believe that even the smallest choices can have a significant impact. By opting for a pacifier case made from PLA instead of silicone, you're not only ensuring the safety and hygiene of your baby's pacifier but also contributing to a more sustainable future. Our commitment to innovation, safety, and the environment sets Buggalugs apart, and we're excited to share this journey with parents who share our values and aspirations for a better world for our children.

Written by Bolivia Baran

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