My shipment from Inner Child arrived today and IT WAS SO FAST OMG! I ordered it on the 12th, it shipped the next day and it arrived here today!!! From the UK to Texas, USA in 6 days, and that included a weekend. I'm amazed!!! The estimated delivery wasn't even until NEXT WEEK!
It shipped very discreetly in a small brown padded envelope, marked "novelty goods." The return address is just a person's name. Inside the shipping envelope, the paci itself was in a small plastic bag with paper stapled over the top, like a retail package. The teat looked squashed because of the envelope, but when I took it out it was in perfect shape (literally! haha).
The listing seems to be gone, but here's the seller's photo of the one I got:
Including shipping, it cost me 17.49 GBP, which is $27.36 US.
My first Nuk 5!!! And my first latex pacifier.
I love love love the size and shape, it is PERFECT for me. So much easier to keep in my mouth, and I don't have to maintain a seal on the shield either like with my baby ones.
The latex is surprisingly soft! It just folds inside my mouth. It doesn't taste like anything at all; it does have a slightly odd texture to me, a tiny bit powdery or grainy. I'm sure that's probably normal (I know latex can go bad after a while but this teat is quite translucent and looks new to me) ... The texture is taking some getting used to, but it's so so soft and just collapses so nicely against my teeth and it's so comfortable ... I can't imagine a silicone one of the same size being NEARLY as comfortable to use. Oh lord it's like it was MADE for me aaaahhhhh *hugs self*
The ONLY THING THOUGH ...
It's so squeaky!!! LOL
It hisses when the teat re-inflates between sucks. "Fee, fwee, fwi, fwish..." I'm scared to take it to bed because I know EXACTLY how crazy it will drive my S/O ahahaha
But it's sooo cooomfyyy and I looove it and it's cuuute!
Rejoice with me guys!!! *happy dance*
(oh, and if you have any suggested modifications to make it stop squeaking -- LOL! ..PLEASE HELP ME OH GOD. it's the playtex butterfly kind with a little hole in the center of the shield )