I’m someone who has always had an interest in new developments in technology. When I was pregnant, I heard about Pacif-i, a smart dummy/pacifier that links to your smartphone via bluetooth. It tells you your child’s temperature and can track medication. With a £40 price tag I wasn’t sure about purchasing one. However, there are times that it is VERY handy to have one!
The Pacif-i app is easy to find in the App Store for iPhones, or Play Store for Android smartphones. Setting up after download is very straight forward too.
You can input your baby’s name (there is the option for multiple pacifiers and babies). You can choose whether you want to view the temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit, and control whether measurement is continuous or timed.
As you can see from the temperature above, Autumn’s came in a little low. However, babies all suckle dummies in different ways, which can affect how the temperature is read. All it needs is the calibration offset altered.
When is it useful?
So, I know what you’re thinking…why spend £40 on this, when you can just use traditional thermometers? Well, there are times it comes in handy.
When your child is teething, poorly or has had jabs, you certainly don’t want to upset them further. We’ve all been in that situation where it feels like a miracle when they finally fall asleep. Of course, you don’t want to wake them up, but you’re worried whether their temperature is okay. That is when the Pacif-i comes in VERY useful, as you don’t need to do anything other than just give them a dummy. It has a range of up to 30 metres, so you can look at their temperature from anywhere in the house, and you don’t have to risk disturbing your child.
What else can the app do?
As well as tracking temperature over time, the app also allows you to track medication. You can also set an alert to remind you when to check your child’s temperature or administer medication. This is very useful if you’re like me and always seem to forget how long ago you last gave your child medication. Let’s face it, if your child’s poorly and you’re not getting much sleep, you need all the help you can get!
If you misplace your Pacif-i, you can also find it with your phone. It can also alert you when you’ve left it behind, to begin with!
As a lot of parents do, I worry about plastics and what my baby is putting in her mouth. Pacif-i is BPA and phthalate free. It is also compliant with child safety and pacifier standards in Europe, the US and Canada.
What does baby think?
In all honesty, Autumn doesn’t seem to like this as much as her other dummies. I think she finds it a little heavy – I know she definitely found it too big when she was littler. However, like most things, it depends on the child, what they’re used to and what they’ll take to.
However, she does accept it when she’s falling asleep, which is the time I’m most likely to use it anyway!
Disclosure: I was given a Pacif-i in exchange for a review. All views and opinions are honest and my own.