1. What type of wood do you use?
All wooden parts in our necklaces and cut outs are natural maple hardwood, and our teething rings are CPSIA compliant for all teething ring/children's toy safety regulations. Our wood is purchased from a U.S. wood parts manufacturer & we only sell the best of our shipment.
2. What is your sealant made from?
We handsand before we seal our wood with our own blend of 100% certified organic beeswax and olive oil. Our beeswax comes from US beekeepers and is certified organic. Our sealant is 100% safe for your baby, brings out the natural wood grain, renders the wood some water repellency, helps to prevent splintering and aids in preserving the wood.
3. Is the beeswax sealant safe since honey isn't for infants?
The beeswax is not used in it's "raw" state - (when it would have honey, parts of bees, etc. in it). The wax is refined by cooking it to and maintaining a specific temperature that separates any honey (so the maker can sell it as honey) and the wax is filtered, then cooked again, then filtered again... Repeatedly - honey brings in more money than beeswax so the farmers are rather careful about getting it all out!
4. Sometimes my sealed rings feel tacky when they arrive - what is this?
We often leave extra sealant on the rings to allow more soaking time. Simply rub them with a dry cloth to remove the excess and use as normal.
5. Why wood?
Our wood products do not contain any Phthalates that are often found in plastics and of which exposure may increase the risk of liver, kidney and testicular cancers, reproductive abnormalities, and autism. Some babies actually prefer the texture and feel of wood as opposed to the feel of unnatural items. As a bonus - maple hardwood has natural antimicrobial properties and is very durable.
6. How long do orders take to process and ship?
We ship orders daily, and usually processing time is only 1-2 days! Actual shipping time depends on how far from the southwestern New York region you are located.
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SUPPORTING OUR CAUSE:
A portion of every sale is used to maintain my website refluxrebels.com that so many parents have come to trust as they advocate for their child's comfort.
Each product meets CPSIA, FTSM F963-08 & FTSM F963-11 safety requirements! CPC available upon request.
Remember to keep in mind that monitor screens vary and that the colors you are viewing may appear different than mine. If you are unsure about a color, please convo and I will very happily provide a swatch for you when possible!
All iPukeBig craft supplies should be inspected prior to use as an added effort to ensure your finished product is precisely what you are hoping for. We cannot be held responsible for any sort of injury or death in the misuse of our products.