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Hevea Pondy Fun Review

Hevea Pondy Fun
Price:   $31.00 List | $20.10 at Amazon - 35% off
Pros:  Made of safe and healthy materials, very cute, soft, flexible
Cons:  Not as bright or evenly colored as traditional rubber toys
Bottom line:  A healthy rubber ducky (and fishy and froggy) that you can feel good about giving to baby
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Manufacturer:   Hevea

Our Analysis

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
Friday
June 14, 2013

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Hevea Pondy Fun (with ducky, froggy and fishy) is a collection of raw rubber toys made especially for the bath (or the pool). These adorable toys are soft enough to squeeze, yet strong enough to last. There aren't any holes at the bottom of these rubber animals, so you don't have to worry about any yucky build-up; and, thank goodness, no squeaky noises!

Made of 100% natural rubber, they are free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC, without any additional coloring or synthetics; in addition, the packaging is sustainably made of recycled and biodegradable materials, with all graphics printed in soy ink. And in case you're curious about this Spain-based company's name, it's Latin for a kind of rubber tree (the Hevea Brasiliensis).

We're very happy to have found these little cuties produced so responsibly - because every kid deserves to grow up with a little (toxin-free) rubber ducky!

Likes


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Made of natural materials so safe for baby to teethe on
  • Flexible and soft
  • Super cute

Dislikes


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • Color a bit dulled with some imperfections (to be expected with non-toxic materials)

Juliet Spurrier, MD


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Most recent review: September 16, 2014
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   Sep 16, 2014 - 01:25am
JellyCat · BC, Canada
My 4 monts old loves the Hevia duck. It's a very unique toy. It is very soft and easy for him to grasp. The colour is not as bright or even as the review noted, but it's not important to a child. Also, this duck doesn't have a hole in the bottom, so the water cannot get in infused as a bath toy.

My only concern is the fact that it's made of natural rubber latex. Exposing a young child to a latex product is not ideal. We know that latex is well known allergen, and repeated exposure may result in allergic response. It is somewhat concerning to me and I would feel much better if the manufacturer would include information on latex protein content of this duck.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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