Red cheeks are part of it.
Yes, every baby gets teeth once and that is not very pleasant for the little ones. Besides comforting and calming, you can also help your baby in other ways.
Either an amber necklace around the neck or a teething ring for all occasions. Here you will find everything you need to make this exhausting time a little easier for your child.
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When you have a baby, you can’t get around a pacifier. This object spends most of the time in the child’s mouth. For this reason, there are many different things to consider when buying a pacifier and you should not buy any product lightly.
The right material
There are soothers made of natural rubber (latex) and silicone. As with all materials, they differ in their properties.
Natural rubber – latex pacifier:
- Free of harmful substances: Our soothers are free of phthalates, BPA and PVC and free of harmful dyes or other bad additives.
- After dark: As this is a natural product, the material becomes darker from time to time.
- Latex allergy: Some children are allergic to latex.
- Resistant: A natural rubber is more resistant than silicone. That’s why a natural rubber soother is particularly useful for babies who have their first teeth.
- Hardness: Most natural rubber soothers are slightly harder than silicone soothers.
- BPA-free: In our assortment we offer BPA-free silicone pacifiers.
- No darkening: It is a synthetic material – for this reason a silicone dummy does not darken.
- Less resistant: Since silicone soothers are softer, babies with teeth tend to bite through them.
- Hardness: Silicone pacifiers are particularly soft.
The taste of silicone and natural rubber soothers differs greatly – let the baby decide which soother it prefers.
The right shape also for the shield shape:
There are symmetrical and cherry-shaped pacifiers on the market. Cherry-shaped soothers have a balloon-shaped lozenge and are slightly larger. Most symmetrical soothers have a flattened sucking part.
The correct shield form can be recognized by the fact that the pacifier clings to the mouth. In addition, the shield should have holes so that the wearing of the pacifier becomes even more pleasant. These holes prevent the pacifier from being sucked in too extremely and unpleasantly.
Cleaning the pacifier
Before using the pacifier for the first time, it should be boiled to obtain a sterile pacifier. Otherwise it should be cleaned daily, but not necessarily boiled, as natural bacteria strengthen the immune system. An exception is when the soother was on the floor or another child had the soother in their mouth. This means that even siblings should not use the same pacifier.
When does the new pacifier have to come?
Experts recommend replacing pacifiers every 2 – 3 months.
Weaning off the pacifier
Once you start with the pacifier, it becomes difficult to get rid of it. Of course, it also depends on how often the child has the pacifier in his mouth during the day. If it is only while sleeping, the first nights without a pacifier become a little more difficult – but that quickly subsides again. However, if the child has the soother constantly in his mouth, it can become very difficult.
What are dummy chains good for?
Dummy chains are useful if you do not want to disinfect the dummy all the time. It quickly happens that the baby spits out the pacifier and loses it.
Do you even need a pacifier?
Not necessarily – the pacifier has advantages but also disadvantages. Parents have to decide for themselves what the best way is. If you don’t give your child a pacifier, you shouldn’t be surprised if you have to stop sucking your thumb later. It is easier to get rid of the pacifier, which then simply disappears. It can happen that the pacifier promotes a malposition of the teeth, but this does not have to happen automatically and if one weaned the pacifier early, it is still much more improbable.
Incorrect use of a pacifier
Parents often make mistakes when using soothers, which could have serious consequences but would be very easy to avoid.
Too long use of the teat
If the pacifier is used in every situation, it can be very difficult for parents and child to get used to it. A slow reduction in use is helpful, but at some point the step has to be taken and the pacifier disappears completely.
No use of the pacifier
This can lead to thumb sucking. It is even more difficult to stop sucking than it is to stop using the pacifier, because the child simply puts the thumb into the mouth when it is unattended.
Parents who lick the pacifier
This can lead to the infestation of the child with bacteria that cause tooth decay. This could lead not only to the destruction of the milk teeth, but also to a dangerous infection.
Dip soother into liquid sweets
Some parents dip the pacifier in honey to increase the calming effect of the sweetness. This works, but could have negative consequences for their child. This could lead to tooth decay and teeth disease. It is also possible that the desire for sweets starts to develop as a baby, and the worst thing about using honey is the outbreak of Clostridia infections, which can be a risk to the child’s life.
Suction bottle instead of pacifier
If the feeding bottle is used as a pacifier replacement, this can also promote the development of caries, as the child’s mouth is in contact with sugar (through milk or sweetened fruit tea) for a longer period of time.