How do you choose a soother?

When your baby is restless, crying or falling asleep a soother can really come to your rescue. Babies often want to suck when they’re not hungry, and soothers can work remarkably well at comforting your baby and calming down the crying. However many moms, are often conflicted when giving their baby a soother, worrying it may become a bad habit. However what they offer is an easy and non-medicinal comforting technique. Therefore, choosing the right kind of soother can be one of the most useful tools in your parenting

Many moms avoiding giving their baby rubber soothers, due to the unavoidable stickiness and smell. However, the softer more supple soothers available are normally made of rubber. Silicon, whilst offering a more sterile, hygienic and natural alternative, is by contrast, stiffer in structure. Meaning that it carries the risk of wearing down or damaging the baby’s palate development.

Because of this, soothers need to be checked regularly. Damaged and deformed soothers should be replaced straightaway. Fortunately, there is a wide range of baby soothers to choose from, depending on the sucking habit and age of the baby, as well as the desired shape of the teat and sensitivity to smell.

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