The Nutrifier is an all-encompassing variation of the standard silicone pacifier, modified to store and dispense micronutrients that are vital for infant survival and development (e.g. iron and zinc). The product’s design takes advantage of the baby’s natural sucking reflex in order to administer vitamins and minerals in a non-invasive manner.
The novelty of Nutrivide’s commitment stems from incorporating a nutritious gel medium into a repository in the back of the pacifier, which is shaped to fit the contours of an infant’s mouth, allowing for a slower release than that of a liquid solution and carrying a reduced risk of contamination. This approach to reduce infant malnutrition is comparable to the iodization of table salt, which seamlessly combined a common household staple with a micronutrient to combat iodine deficiencies.
The Nutrifier’s micronutrient solution will be administered through the depression of an air bladder, which will pump nutritious gel concentrate in small quantities via a series of capillary tubes to the infant’s mouth. This nutrient suspension will be measured to accommodate the baby’s needs for two months, simultaneously matching the typical lifespan of a pacifier and providing customers with a safe and simple method to facilitate healthy growth and development.