Whatever you call them, they can help soothe and calm baby and turn screams and sobs into smiles.
Even if you think you won’t use one, you won’t be the first to change your mind.
There are some studies that show that using a soother while your baby sleeps can mean a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It’s not clear exactly why this is the case and there’s no need to give your baby a soother to prevent cot death, but it may make you feel a little less guilty if you choose to.
Here at Tommee Tippee, we say do what’s right for you and your baby, today and tomorrow and the day after that. We’re here to make that as easy and guilt-free as we can.
Some babies will like being swaddled, cuddled or rocked to soothe and comfort them. Others find real comfort in sucking - fingers, thumbs, or anything at hand. They even start doing it in the womb. So if you think that a soother will help calm and comfort baby and you then go for it.
We started making baby products in 1965 with one clear goal: to make life simpler for real families. We’ve listened to the real challenges faced by families - that’s why you’ll find Tommee Tippee soothers that glow in the dark (easier to spot at 2am) and baby-proof soother holders so they can’t be flung out of the pushchair.
To make it easy and comfortable for baby to start using their soother, Tommee Tippee soothers are specially designed to feel familiar, with a breast-shaped baglet to suit your baby’s needs. (The baglet is the part of the soother that the baby sucks).
Because all our soothers use the same teat design, you can easily mix and match between them, and your baby is more likely to accept them first time.
Our soothers are available in a range of sizes from newborn up to 36m for little people who need a soother for comfort when they sleep. It’s important you choose the right soother for your baby’s age stage as the baglets are shaped to support baby’s changing palate and oral development.
Age stages are 0-2, 0-6, 6-18 and 18-36 months.
Sucking is one of your baby's natural reflexes, so a soother could be an instant source of comfort when they’re tired or upset - but only if they accept it! Inspired by our award-winning breast-like teats, Tommee Tippee soothers move and flex just like a real breast, so they feel familiar in your baby’s mouth. This means they’re more likely to accept our soothers first time and continue to use them until they naturally move on, or until you’d prefer to use other forms of comforting.
*83% of 349 parents recalled that their babies accepted Tommee Tippee soothers the first time. Online survey March 2017.
When mum’s breast isn’t available, our Breast-like soother is the next best thing for baby to latch onto in between feeds. Inspired by our award-winning Closer to Nature teat, our Breast-like soother feels, flexes and stretches just like skin, so there’s less chance of confusion when switching between breast, bottle and soother.
Ultra-light silicone soother
Our lightest soother ever stays put in the littlest mouths so you don't have to replace it every few minutes.