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Mommy's Lil Helper: Pipila Pacifier Sanitizer

Mommy's Lil Helper: Pipila Pacifier Sanitizer

Think about all of the places a pacifier falls and what we do to clean them before giving them back to our babes. Now entertain all of the germs that those suckers gather and you may be running out the door to buy the Pipila ($30), the portable pacifier sanitizer that uses UV and ozone rays to kill 99.9 percent of germs.

Introduced in Australia and about to hit the U.S., the Pipila accommodates most pacifier shapes and does not distort the nipple in its cleansing process. The unit functions on two AA batteries and is lightweight enough to carry on outings with your lil one. The one downfall seems to be that it takes five minutes to fully sterilize a binky, and as anyone with a screaming infant knows, five minutes is a lifetime! It may be wise to simply take a second sucker with you, so you can pop a it in junior's mouth while the first one is cleansing.

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macgirl macgirl 7 years
Oh hithatsmybike- when I say we, I meant people I was graduating with. I didn't mean the general populous or 5 year olds. And WOW how off topic are we? Boy do I feel silly. Next time someone says "I invented the question mark" I'll take them at their word. :-)
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
oh ok, that would make more sense. A few commercial products are touting almost any oxygen compounds as bacteria/germ-killing (which is true in some respects but I think they stretch it), so they're definitely gaining popularity. Macgirl, I'm REALLY surprised if you honestly believe they weren't talking about ozone in 1990. Now we have global warming, so it's taken a back-seat, but Ozone was "the" topic of the 90's. I have memories as an elementary student learning about the impending doom of the hole in the ozone layer (granted, I thought it was over australia then, but I assume Australia & Antarctica are roughly the same thing to a five-year old). It was 1987 that the Montreal Protocol was signed, and it went into effect in 1989. It as after that that the countries began their aggressive CFC-phase-out in order to reduce the hole in the ozone layer. This was a huge deal, and very much was accomplished by the mid-90's (at the rate we're going they actually expect the hole to be fixed by 2100). I was under the impression that the public was very aware of this issue because of the HUGE events surrounding it through the decade -- and today, especially after Gore's ludicrous Nobel Prize win. Apparently I was mistaken.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
oh ok, that would make more sense. A few commercial products are touting almost any oxygen compounds as bacteria/germ-killing (which is true in some respects but I think they stretch it), so they're definitely gaining popularity. Macgirl, I'm REALLY surprised if you honestly believe they weren't talking about ozone in 1990. Now we have global warming, so it's taken a back-seat, but Ozone was "the" topic of the 90's. I have memories as an elementary student learning about the impending doom of the hole in the ozone layer (granted, I thought it was over australia then, but I assume Australia & Antarctica are roughly the same thing to a five-year old). It was 1987 that the Montreal Protocol was signed, and it went into effect in 1989. It as after that that the countries began their aggressive CFC-phase-out in order to reduce the hole in the ozone layer. This was a huge deal, and very much was accomplished by the mid-90's (at the rate we're going they actually expect the hole to be fixed by 2100). I was under the impression that the public was very aware of this issue because of the HUGE events surrounding it through the decade -- and today, especially after Gore's ludicrous Nobel Prize win. Apparently I was mistaken.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
The link itself doesn't say it uses ozone rays, that's lilsugar's wording of it. I think the article just says it uses ozone, if I remember correctly.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Just so you know, they weren't talking much about Ozone back in 1990 when I graduated from high school. That's one of those new fangled things, like the cellular telephone!
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
oh ok sorry Greggie =) macgirl, the light spectrum is a pretty standard topic in most highschool science courses, I'm surprised more people didn't recognize that "ozone ray" is nowhere to be found on it. That and ozone (O3) is a gas, so the term makes even less sense. I don't even know what they're trying to say. I think they're just trying to blindside the non-scientific community (which is probably most of their target market) with official sounding terms.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
oh ok sorry Greggie =)macgirl, the light spectrum is a pretty standard topic in most highschool science courses, I'm surprised more people didn't recognize that "ozone ray" is nowhere to be found on it.That and ozone (O3) is a gas, so the term makes even less sense.I don't even know what they're trying to say. I think they're just trying to blindside the non-scientific community (which is probably most of their target market) with official sounding terms.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Sorry, I wasn't trying to point out what mouthwash does, just saying when I'd specifically want it for germ killing. :) I didn't mean to imply that you wouldn't know why it was added.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Just out of curiosity- how do you know there is no such thing as an ozone ray? This isn't my field of expertise or anything and a google search wasn't very conclusive either way.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
LOL! I barely ever even wipe anything off that falls on the floor. This is a bit too paranoid. Some germs are actually good for a child.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
while we're on topic of what kills what, anyone know what an ozone ray is? UV is legit, but there's no such thing as ozone rays. (like I said, this invention is stupid)
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
while we're on topic of what kills what, anyone know what an ozone ray is?UV is legit, but there's no such thing as ozone rays.(like I said, this invention is stupid)
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
uh I know what mouthwash does, I still think it's unnecessary.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Just spit on it and rub some dirt on it.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
So wiping it off on my pant leg isn't enough? ;-)
Greggie Greggie 7 years
The mouthwash will kill germs if you drop it in a puddle, for instance. I'm fine with washing with water for most drops, but into mud or something, I go into a restroom and actually wash it and then sanitize with the spray. And like you said, if it drops in the actual bathroom.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
I'm sorry, but this is stupid. I'm with Greggie -- water is definitely enough (I even think the mouthwash is unnecessary but whatever). didn't we just have an article about allergies developing because no one lets their children be exposed to bacteria anymore? But I guess this also depends on where the child drops their pacifier.. outside on the ground is probably one of the cleaner places, really. I'd be more concerned about public restrooms or something.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
I'm sorry, but this is stupid. I'm with Greggie -- water is definitely enough (I even think the mouthwash is unnecessary but whatever).didn't we just have an article about allergies developing because no one lets their children be exposed to bacteria anymore?But I guess this also depends on where the child drops their pacifier.. outside on the ground is probably one of the cleaner places, really. I'd be more concerned about public restrooms or something.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
All you need to do is get a little spray bottle and fill it with water and a few drops of mouth wash. If a pacifier falls, just spray it and you're done.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
All you need to do is get a little spray bottle and fill it with water and a few drops of mouth wash. If a pacifier falls, just spray it and you're done.
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