What is the Recommended Age Range of Use?
Official Playbook: From birth until your infant begins teething. There are many variables that factor into the recommended age range, so Pascots recommends consulting your doctor or pediatrician for an official recommendation that fits your child.
Announcer: Our removable pacifier option allows your child to grow with the Pascot for the life of preferred pacifier use. This is generally between 0-12 months, but each child is different. Many infants begin weaning on their own after 6 months while other children may last all the way up to 2-4 years.
Overall, the risks begin to outweigh the benefits after teeth come in; especially once the child begins teething on the pacifier (See below: What if My Pascot is Damaged?).
Can I Remove or Change the Pacifier?
Official Playbook: The Pascot's plush loop strap allows for easy removal and attachment with our Pascots Reserve Pacifiers (or any pacifier that safely allows a looping connection).
To attach, simply thread the loop strap through the handle on the pacifier shield. Then snap the loop strap buttons to secure.
- We want your youngest fans to have the option of their favorite mascot to hold and don't want them missing out on the experience due to preference technicalities.
- We know the Pascots may need washed regularly, so we make it easy to load in the next wash cycle.
- We know the pacifiers need cleaned after every drop, so we make it easy to remove for cleaning, while providing the option for backup attachments to keep your child satisfied in the meantime.
Are Pascots Safe for Infants to Sleep With?
Official Playbook: For safety purposes, Pascots can be used under observation. For overnight sleep without adult supervision, use the pacifier without the plush Pascot.
Announcer: From our direct experience, we've made a list of things babies can be trusted with:
- Making a mess
- Dirtying diapers
- Finding creative ways to place themselves in danger
...Reinforcing the fact that exactly-everything associated with the child's existence should be done under supervision.
Pascots pass all child safety standards. However, if you can't watch your child for extended periods of time, we recommend only the removable pacifier while the baby sleeps through the night. We're experts at introducing your child to your team, but we'll leave it to the other experts on all safe sleeping practices.
What is the Pacifier Made of?
Official Playbook: The pacifier is a medical grade silicone pacifier that is BPA, phthalate, and latex free.
Announcer: The purest form of National Championite. A.K.A silicone that is BPA, phthalate, and latex free.
Is the Plush Pascot Fabric Non-Toxic?
Official Playbook: Our commitment to infant and children safety is a foundation of Pascots products. All of our dyes are non-toxic and non-AZO dyes, meaning lead and heavy metal free.
Announcer: We would not be able to place official collegiate licensed product stickers, logos, or use the likeness of any school mascot without meeting all safety standards and strict guidelines established by Trademark Licensing Affiliates, and Individual Universities. Luckily, one of these standards is non-toxic, and we are more than happy to comply- we planned on it anyway.
How Do I Clean the Plush Pascot?
Official Playbook: Be sure to sterilize the pacifier before the first use by boiling in water for 5 minutes and completely cooling before giving to your child.
For deep cleaning, separate the pacifier from the plush Pascot and complete the wash in the following breakdown.
Pacifier- Depending on your child's age, different levels of cleaning may be required.
- 0-6 months: Sterilize the pacifier by boiling in water for 5 minutes then letting cool completely before reattaching to the plush Pascot.
- After 6 months: Wash pacifier thoroughly with soap and water before reattaching to the plush Pascot.
Announcer: There's more than one way to clean the Pascot, but it's all fairly simple.
- For the best clean, separate the pacifier and the plush Pascot
- Sanitize the pacifier before the first use by boiling in water for 5 minutes
- When cleaning pacifier after first use
- Infant 0-6 months old- boil/After 6 months- soap and water
- Plush Pascot
- Hand washing is best -or-
- Machine wash on gentle and air dry or dryer on low tumble.
Key Plays to Remember: Don't boil the plush Pascot, and don't machine wash the pacifier.
Are Pascots Dishwasher Safe?
What if My Pascot is Damaged?
Official Playbook: For a damaged or defective Pascot product, we may - at our discretion - provide a replacement by following the steps on our Replacement Policy page. This replacement policy does not cover damage from ordinary wear and tear, accidents, or improper use. If the Pascot is damaged in any form, discontinue use to avoid safety issues.
If the pacifier itself is damaged or experiences wear and tear, immediately replace the pacifier with a new one from the Pascots Reserve Pacifier Pack, or any available pacifier with attachment abilities. Never give a child a structurally compromised pacifier.
Announcer: All sales are final except in the unlikely event you receive a damaged Pascot. We may provide a replacement, at our discretion, if provided the steps on our Replacement Policy page. We do not cover damage through wear and tear or improper use (Insert: Anything a baby will do to damage a toy). "My dog ate my Pascot," are not the magic words to receive a new, slobber-free Pascot.
Common sense, but we have to say it: Don't give your baby a damaged Pascot, as anything damaged may damage your baby in return.
If the pacifier itself is damaged or experiences wear and tear, slip on a new reserve from the Pascots Reserve Pacifier Pack, or any available pacifier with a safe handle design. If you see any cracks or breakage in the nipple, never give it back to your child. It's retired - time to whistle in the Reserves.
Why Doesn't My Team Have a Pascot?
Official Playbook: The available Pascots and 'Coming Soon' Pascots have each been approved by the licensing departments that represent the school. If you don't see your team it means A) We're on our way to reaching out to them (Go to the fan vote tab to bump your team up the list) B) Waiting for final approval. Either way, we're working hard to make it happen.
Announcer: We have a giant scroll wish list we unroll each day to choose our next Pascots in the application process (We want you to help us prioritize our list). Once we fill out a tower of paperwork and shake hands with the licensing departments, we take part in an elaborate knighting ceremony - followed by a celebration that rivals the draft round picks. It takes a bit to complete, but well worth the effort.
How would I suggest a new school or product design?
We would love to hear from you! While our products carry a Pascots signature look, as well as established mascot foundations, we would love to hear any variation of ideas you think of! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org