Soothing: Helping Your Baby Settle

Soothers, dummies, pacifiers, comforters, or binkies...

whatever you call them, they can help turn a baby's screams and sobs into contented smiles.


All babies are born with the natural urge to suckle, and it's proven that doing so triggers the release of a hormone called CCK (cholecystokinin) that makes them feel full, relaxed, and sleepy!

Plus, soothers allow little ones to practise a coordinated suckle-swallow-breathe action – three important steps that help them to feed effectively from breast or bottle.

Why sucking can be fine

Some babies find swaddling, cuddling, or rocking soothing and comforting. 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 your baby, then go for it!

It's easy for your baby to get used to a Tommee Tippee soother because each one is specially designed with a soft and flexible baglet – the baglet is the part of the soother that the baby sucks!

Plus, all our soothers are BPA-free for your ultimate reassurance. ​

Designs that grow with them

Our soothers are available in a range of styles and sizes for tiny babies from birth up to 36 months.

All our soothers have oval-shaped baglets that’re vented and compress more easily than traditional, air-filled baglets. They reduce pressure on baby’s developing teeth and gums, and each symmetrical, silicone baglet is fully reversible with no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way round, so the soother will always be placed comfortably in baby’s mouth.

It’s important that 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.


You should replace your baby’s soother every month and always at the first signs of damage or weakness, and we recommend weaning off soothers altogether by the time your child is 36 months old.

*as compared to traditional round unvented soothers which do not compress as easily.

One pod to sterilise and store baby’s soothers

Never lose your baby’s soothers again.

All our soothers now come in a multi-functional reusable soother pod.

Just pop them in the microwave for quick and easy sterilisation that kills up to 99.9% of bacteria*, then throw the robust case in your bag for safe, on-the-go soothing.

*Independent laboratory testing, January 2023

Specialist soothers

Ultra-Light Silicone Soothers

Our lightest ever soother stays put in the littlest mouths, so you don't have to pop it back in every few minutes. Perfect for little ones who need a soother that’s soft, lightweight, and breathable.

Breast-Like Soothers

Inspired by our award-winning bottle teats, these soft silicone soothers flex and stretch for a natural soothing experience, and support the transition between breast, bottle, and soother.

Everyday soothers

fun style soothers

Fun Style Soothers

Our bright and colourful Fun Style soothers are decorated with cute characters and help to settle baby. In fact, 99% of mums say they would recommend these soothers to other parents*.

nighttime soothers

Nighttime Soothers

Our Nighttime soothers have clever glow in the dark detailing, so you can find them in a dark room without having to turn on the light and risk disturbing baby’s precious sleep.

anytime soothers

Anytime Soothers

Our Anytime soothers feature soft, flexible but extremely durable silicone teats. A traditional shield style with minimal, modern designs means they’re prefect for use anytime, anywhere.

*From an independent study in July 2021 of 416 mums with a 0-36m child, who are currently using a Tommee Tippee® soother

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