Natural Rubber Dummies
WHAT SHAPE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Natural Rubber Soothers are helpful in satisfying your baby’s need for self-soothing, while preventing possible negative effects on teeth and palate formation created by his or her thumb sucking.
Tends to work better for breast-fed babies because the tongue is positioned under the nipple as it is during breast-feeding,which helps prevent nipple confusion. About 80% of babies tend to move soothers around in their mouths, so the position of the round soother can never end up around the wrong way. Because the tongue’s position never changes, midwives usually recommend starting babies on rounded soothers. Natural Rubber Soothers round model is available in small (0-3 months), medium (3-6 months) and large (6 months+).
With the orthodontic shape, the tip of the nipple is slanted to encourage tongue movement against it (as opposed to under it. The tongue’s pressure is directed towards the tip. This shape is ideal for babies who are already accustomed to the orthodontic shape. The Natural Rubber Soother Ortho shape is available in small (0-6 months) and large (6 months+).