The silicone teat is taste and odour-free so it's more likely to be accepted by your baby. The silicone is smooth, transparent, easy to clean and it doesn't get sticky. The teat is strong, long-lasting and won't become misshapen or discoloured over time. The soothers feature a security ring handle for easy removal or for attaching to a soother holder, there’s a snap on hygienic cap to keep your sterilised teats safe and hygienic, AVENT’s free flow soothers can be sterilised, are dishwasher safe and BPA free.
- Orthodontic, symmetrical collapsible teat
- User-friendly silicone teats
- Snap-on protective cap
- Security ring handle
- Can be sterilised
- Dishwasher safe
- 0% BPA
Orthodontic, symmetrical collapsible teat
Flat, drop-shaped symmetrical nipples respect the natural development of your baby's palate, teeth and gums, even if the soother ends up upside-down in the mouth.
Odourless and taste-free - User-friendly silicone teats
Silicone is taste and odour-free, so it's more likely to be accepted by your baby
Snap-on protective cap
To keep sterilised teats hygienic
Safety - Security ring handle
For easy removal of the soother at any time
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics like baby bottles because it is less likely to crack or shatter, which can lead to injuries. Recently some scientists have shared a worry that BPA could leach from the plastic into liquid held in the baby bottle, especially when bottles are heated to extreme temperatures, and the chemical may affect the body, particularly in young children. Therefore, Philips AVENT products are now produced using an alternative material which is BPA free.
Here are some advantages:
- Sucking is a natural instinct for your baby so they may be happiest when they're sucking on something.
- When your baby's hungry, a soother will pacify your baby temporarily while you prepare your baby’s feed or find a suitable location to breast feed when out and about. You may also like to use the soother in situations which are stressful for your baby, for example when having injections, blood tests or other procedures.
- If your baby has trouble settling down at bedtime, a pacifier might do the trick.
- If your child prefers to suck on his or her thumb or fingers, it may be more difficult to break the habit. A soother is dispensable, so when it's time to stop using pacifiers, you can throw them away.
Here are some disadvantages:
- Early use of a soother may interfere with breast-feeding. Sucking on a breast is different from sucking on a pacifier or bottle. Some babies have trouble learning how to breast feed properly if they're given a pacifier too soon. For this reason, wait a few months until breastfeeding is established before offering a soother to your baby.
- Your baby may become dependent on the pacifier. If your baby uses a pacifier to sleep, you may face frequent middle-of-the-night crying spells when the pacifier falls out of your baby's mouth. It is good practice to not automatically put soothers back into your baby’s mouth so they do not come dependant on this action.
- Pacifier use may increase the risk of middle ear infections. However, rates of middle ear infections are generally lowest from birth to age 6 months — when the risk of SIDS is the highest and your baby may be most interested in a pacifier.
- Prolonged pacifier use may lead to dental problems. Normal pacifier use during the first few years of life doesn't cause long-term dental problems. However, prolonged pacifier use may cause a child's top front teeth to slant outward or not come in properly.
- Wait until you have established breast-feeding with your baby. It may take a few weeks or more to settle into a regular breast feeding routine.
- Don't use a soother automatically to sooth your baby. Start by trying a change of position or a rocking your baby to try and calm and sooth him if he is crying crying baby.
- If your baby seems hungry, offer the breast or a bottle.
- All Mam soothers are one-piece in design. Soothers made of two pieces can pose a choking hazard if they break. When your baby is happy with a particular type or brand of soother, keep a few identical backups on hand as your baby may not like to change to a new brand.
- If your baby's not interested in the pacifier try again later, or try and alternative type of soothing product. If the pacifier falls out of your baby's mouth while he or she is sleeping, don't pop it back in automatically.
- Keep it clean. Before you offer your baby a soother, wash it with soap and water and allow it to dry thoroughly. Resist the temptation to clean the soother in your own mouth. You'll only spread more germs to your baby. A soother clip is a good way to prevent the soother getting dirty when it falls out of your baby’s mouth. However, use caution with soother clips. Never use a string or strap long enough to get caught around your baby's neck.
- Keep it safe. Replace pacifiers often, and watch for signs of deterioration. A worn or cracked nipple can tear off and pose a choking hazard.
- Know when to stop using the soother. If ear infections are a concern, you might begin to wean your child from a pacifier at age 6 months. Most toddlers stop using soothers on their own between ages 2 and 4. If you're concerned about your child's pacifier use, consult his or her doctor for suggestions.
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, when it's good to know there is expert advice on hand to help take care of you and your baby. Since 1984, AVENT has been designing and manufacturing products that are inspired by nature and have been developed through extensive research and clinical trials. Now, as part of the Philips Group, the new Philips AVENT will continue to produce innovative solutions that make feeding and caring for your baby's health and safety easier.
Philips AVENT believes that breast feeding is the best method of nutrition for babies and that women should be given as much information and education as possible regarding the benefits of breast milk. Philips AVENT believes that it is every mother’s right to make her own personal decision to how she feeds her baby – bottle, breast or a combination of both - and Philips AVENT will support her in whatever choice she makes.
Delivery CostOn all orders to mainland UK addresses we are able to offer an incentivised carriage charge based on your order value with us as follows:
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- Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're in the womb. The sucking action often has a soothing, calming effect for the baby which is why many parents consider pacifiers as must have product. The decision to use a pacifier is up to the parent, there is no right or wrong choice so make your decision on what works best for you and your baby.
- Philips AVENT are aware that using a soother can make some parents feel uneasy. That's why they make soothers to the highest safety standards.
- All Avent soothers feature an orthodontic, collapsible and symmetrical teat that respects the natural development of baby’s palate, teeth and gums - even if the soother ends up upside down in the mouth.
- All Philips AVENT soothers are made of silicone. Silicone soothers are taste and odour-free and tend to last longer than latex soothers.