As you may have discovered by now, babies are tricky creatures. If your baby is keen on a dummy/pacifier/soother, you may be looking for the right one. As with everything baby-related, there are countless safe options out there and most of the time, it is simply a matter of trial and error. Some babies love most soothers and some prefer certain types of pacifiers while others may not be fussed whatsoever. Little steps have compiled a list of 10 of the best dummies/pacifiers available in Hong Kong.
This pacifier is made from 100% silicone and is four times thinner than standard soothers. It has been designed by orthodontists and pediatric dentists to prevent misaligned teeth. This pacifier is regularly voted to be one of the best all-rounder dummies by parents. The range includes 0-6 months, 6+ months and glow-in-dark nighttime pacifiers.
Sailfish, online store www.sailfish.com.hk
Philips has created this pacifier with four extra large holes for maximum airflow to prevent skin irritation. The orthodontic design is made from silicone and the frame is BPA-free. Best of all, the pack of 2 soothers comes in a handy travel case that doubles sterilizer. Simply add some water and put it in the microwave.
NUK has created a fantastic 100% silicone dummy that is suitable from birth. The flexible and slightly curved shape acts as a second skin that can sit comfortably on the face below the nose to prevent any breathing issues. This extra soft soother has been tested by pediatricians and is recommended as a jaw-friendly product. The signature NUK design is based on a breastfeeding nipple which makes it a great option for breastfed babies as well.
Mannings, various locations, www.mannings.com.hk
The Danish brand Bibs has created an eco-friendly natural latex rubber pacifier that midwives recommend. The stylish design comes in a variety of colors, all with a velvet soft texture. Bibs has been making pacifiers since the 1970s and the brand has expanded through its success. They strive to create sustainable items with the highest standard of safety and the best functionality.
Petit Tippi, www.petittippi.com
Tommee Tippee makes all their soothers with the same "closer to nature" nipple design similar to the bottles to prevent confusion. The symmetrical orthodontic design supports natural oral development. Being symmetrical also means that the soother is reversible to make it easy for babies to insert. The nighttime soother is glow-in-the-dark which makes searching for the soother in the dark effortless. The soothers are all BPA-free.
Watsons, various locations, www.watsons.com.hk
The Chicco Physio-Soft Silicone soother is extra soft to the touch on the skin and is designed to prevent irritation or disturbance. Made from one piece of natural silicone without BPA or latex. The active teat helps promote the correct development of the mouth through the natural positioning of the tongue.
Dumforter is a soother, teether and comforter all in one. The award-winning product comes in a variety of cute animal designs including Ellie Elephant and Gerry Giraffe. The soother is made from 100% silicone and the creative animal designs also contain textured areas which can be used also a teether. The detachable comforter makes this combination a great day and nighttime option.
Nuby has a fantastic range of teethers, feeding accessories and baby bottles. The Nuby Mini Brites Pacifier is a great soother that comes in a range of bright colors and designs. The orthodontic baglet has small bums on the surface to allow air to circulate between the soother and baby’s skin to prevent irritation. Everything made by Nuby is BPA-free.
Mothercare has a great range of cute designs and colors when it comes to soothers. All of their soothers are made from 100% soft silicone and are BPA-free. The shield has been designed to fit perfectly on the baby’s face and has maximized airflow to prevent irritation. The Glow in the dark range is perfect for nighttime.
Mothercare, various locations, www.mothercare.com.hk
Dr. Brown’s Prevent Pacifier has been designed by a pediatric dentist to minimize the pressure inside a baby’s mouth to help prevent dental issues. These pacifiers are made in the USA from BPA-free silicone with a patented suction-free air channel. The contoured shield is butterfly-shaped to curve away from little cheeks and noses for comfort and safety.