Medicinal Pacifier

Yeah babies are cute and all but ever try administering one medicine? It’s totally no bueno. Babies are smart and unlike adults, they spit anything out that tastes disgusting. The Dr. Shuuuuuut (sic) is a pacifier with a special chamber to hold meds. Place a capsule inside and turn the cap. The motion causes the capsule to explode and very small amounts are slowly ingested as baby sucks – apparently so small, baby won’t notice.

As for the name, designer Nicolas Moussallem says it’s French slang for “shhhhh.”
Designer: Nicolas Moussallem

23 Comments

  • Dr.MOZ says:

    Interesting idea, although it would be challenging to ensure that babies sucked on it long enough to receive the full dose of medicine. The “X” design wouldn't meet safety regulations (choking hazard), but that could easily be fixed by printing the “X” design on a more traditional round base.

    Overall very cool concept…makes me think the same idea could be applied to lollipops for toddlers. I'll give it a post at the baby blog and see what parents think of it.

  • propa says:

    Looks like dangerous to baby…

  • propa says:

    Looks like dangerous to baby…

  • Rx Scientist says:

    This will never ever be made by someone who doesn't want to get sued

    Issues from a bioavailability standpoint:
    The drug will get dissolved in saliva and will not be instantly swallowed since we constantly have a flow of saliva in our mouths. The oral mucosal surfaces are readily penetrable by drugs and many formulations are designed to utilize this pathway of administration. This is called sublingual or buccal administration. Drugs that are absorbed in this manner have a very different dosage. Much less drug is needed for sublingual/buccal administration and since the tablet was meant for gastrointestinal (stomac) absorption there is a huge possibility for overdose.

    Issues from a pharmacokinetic/dynamic standpoint:
    Drugs need to reach a certain concentration in our blood for them to work. If the baby does actually swallow all of the drug (rather than letting it absorb sublingually/bucally) than it would happen over a long period of time. While the drug is slowly swallowed it is being metabolized and eliminated by the liver. Tablets are very specifically designed to dissolve and release the drug in a certain amount of time so that the proper blood concentration are reached within a certain time frame. Fall below the time frame and the drug is not in high enough concentration to produce its desired effects. Dissolve too fast and the drug reaches concentration above the optimal range and above this is where most side effects occur.

    There are more issues I wont go into.

    I love design. I see it in art and in science. Designers cannot play scientists.

    If this idea stills wants to be pursued then try making a pacifier that holds a pharmacist formulated dosage form that is designed to dissolve in the mouth.

  • Nilimarugs says:

    well they look good, but are they safe?
    rugs

  • Kodiak says:

    I don't know if this would work for babies but there is a “Rave” crowd out there that enjoy administering there own medicine and pacifiers. Perhaps something you can market toward the “Stoners”? ; )

    • @kodiak says:

      While I have no comment on the wisdom of Kodiak's post, I must admit …. very true. For the record, pacifiers are more commonly associated with “Ravers” that take various forms of ecstasy. Don't give “Stoners” a bad name. They don't typically prefer pills or pacifiers that administer them.

  • TiJean2910 says:

    Good idea I think.
    French translation for “Shhhh” is “Chuuuuut” (not with a “S”) 🙂

  • TiJean2910 says:

    Good idea I think.
    French translation for “Shhhh” is “Chuuuuut” (not with a “S”) 🙂

  • andrew says:

    i have bay and I think is good idea, but next time show a real picture of the baby. This fake pic make the object still alien object

  • katrina tam says:

    this is a great help, if it is safe and works

  • katrina tam says:

    this is a great help, if it is safe and works

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