Most of my regular readers know that I love a good gadget, but for me a good gadget doesn’t necessarily mean its one that everyone else is shouting about it’s about one that fills a gap in the market and does a good job.
So being honest I have to say when I was asked to review the Pacif-i I was dubious of just how easily it would not only fit into our parenting but also if there was any need for it at all.
Firstly let me say … After having a poorly baby this weekend all my doubts have now disappeared and here is why:
For those who are not avid app users on phones fear not as the app that comes with this product is super simple, so simple in fact I did question if I had done it right, however the app guides you through the set up so you really don’t have to think and it only takes a few minutes.
Once the app is set up you will have to calibrate the Pacif-i before use to make sure your baby’s own suckling is measured as each baby suckles differently which can affect the temperature … however since baby is sucking on a dummy it’s not going to be crying .. Which in fairness to the concept is genius.
The device comes with a protective cover so it means you can pop it in your changing bag, handbag or cupboards and know it’s not going to get damaged and it also takes up minimal room, obviously and if your worried about loosing it don’t as it comes with tracking built-in so you will know if you left it at home or at the Grandparents house!
I loved the functions on the app that meant I could keep track of Jacobs temperature, and so while he was ill recently I could tell that his fever had broken and was able to see the decline after the increase which for me really was such a peace of mind.
The other app feature I loved was the option to track medication, I have been known in the past to track using a pen and writing times and dose on the back of my hand or scraps of paper so having the info there all in one app was great.
I am not sure why I had my doubts about this product, maybe it was the thought of my baby and putting technology in his mouth but we put teats and dummies in babies mouths before only this one just has bluetooth smart technology inside, but it certainly didn’t feel any different to popping in a normal dummy. Don’t get me wrong it’s not for normal everyday use but for those times when you have a poorly baby/toddler (0-3years) the imitation of sucking on this pacifier certainly helped for us even though Jacob doesn’t have a dummy or pacifier normally he took to it well and I got the information I needed to make the call to visit the Doctor and get some help.
Overall I love the look, I love the ease of use and I love the functions on the app. The price is slightly high in terms of some thermometers although by no means the most expensive at £39 ( with free delivery) but since this does so much more than most its competitors and saves my ears from listening to my baby scream it made it priceless for me this week so I think it more than outweighs itself.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of giving our opinion, all thoughts and opinions were as ever independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.