Make sure to have a baby soother ready in your baby essentials organiser if you’re welcoming a newborn into your family soon. Because most babies are born with a strong sucking reflex, a soother or pacifier is something that should be in your nursery even before your baby arrives. Other essential products you should also consider buying ahead are babywear, baby books, cuddly toys, and a baby white noise machine. To ensure your baby feels happy and comfortable in their new home, make their sleeping place soft and cosy with a premium SIDS safe comforter. Riff Raff Sleep Toys offers them in different adorable animal designs such as the fox comforter, koala comforter, and rabbit comforter.
It’s completely normal for babies to be fussy during their first few days at home. While some babies only become cranky at night, during bedtime, others have a more difficult temperament and are harder to pacify throughout the day. A baby soother can help calm babies of all kinds of temperaments, with the aid of other soothing accessories if needed. Soothers for babies help not only babies but parents as well, especially mums fresh out of pregnancy.
What is a baby soother?
In Australia, a baby soother is also called a dummy, pacifier, or infant soother. The term is generally used to describe baby accessories that are inserted into the mouths of infants for the purpose of soothing or settling them. Most babies begin to suck even before they are born as they suck on their thumbs or fingers while inside their mothers’ bellies. Of course, when they come out of the womb, this habit doesn’t go away easily, especially since it serves as a self-soothing reflex for babies when they feel anxious.
There are different kinds of baby pacifiers such as pacifiers with clips, teething pacifiers, feeding pacifiers, and pacifiers that look like toys. When choosing the right type of baby soother for your baby, it is important to seek medical advice from your pediatrician. It is also ideal to consider the brand, material, size, and overall quality of the soother you will buy. Silicone pacifiers and those that come with a soother case are great options.
What are the benefits of baby soothers?
Baby soothers primarily help babies self-soothe, but they offer many other advantages to both parents and infants. These are their top benefits:
Baby soothers help make babies feel content between feedings.
A baby soother can keep your baby satisfied while waiting for their next feeding. It can help parents avoid overfeeding their babies and stick to the feeding schedule recommended by their pediatricians. Soothers also keep babies patient when mums are still preparing their formula or finding a safe area to breastfeed.
They offer a temporary distraction to babies.
Pacifiers come in handy when parents need to take their babies to the hospital for shots or other procedures. During a flight, they can distract babies from the air pressure changes that can cause them discomfort. Also, sucking on a baby soother allows babies to ‘pop’ their ears naturally when flying.
They may help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Many case-control studies found strong evidence with the association of dummies with a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Pacifiers are promoted as a SIDS risk-reduction strategy in multiple countries.
When should you use baby soothers?
It is highly recommended that parents seek advice from their doctors before making their baby use a baby soother to rule out the possibility of certain medical conditions that make pacifiers a safety hazard to them. Babies born with breathing problems, for example, might find it more difficult to breathe with a baby soother in their mouths. Breastfeeding mums are advised to introduce the dummy only after breastfeeding has been established, which is usually after the first four to six weeks. Bottle-fed babies, on the other hand, can be offered the dummy from birth as long as their doctors give a green light.
Parents should not force their babies to use a dummy if they refuse it. The use of baby soothers should also be discontinued between six and twelve months to reduce the risk of conditions such as dental malocclusion.
A pacifier for infants can help both babies and parents adjust better to their new set-up at home. Because this baby essential will be taken almost anywhere your baby goes, it is very prone to falling and getting dirty, which could be a real hassle for mums and dads to clean up. To keep your baby pacifier clean, always bring a soother container for it or use a dummy holder.
Riff Raff Sleep Toys serve as a convenient pacifier holder, aside from being a soft baby comforter. It has a strap on the side where you can attach the dummy so it is easy to carry and doesn’t fall easily. Our Sleep Toys are also designed to promote positive sleep association through sound and comfort. They have special features including white noise and heartbeat sound effects as well as lullaby music that are adjustable in volume and playback settings. These comforters also feature child-friendly animal designs and can be attached to the cot or pram using a velcro strap.
Riff Raff Sleep Toys are dummy holders, sleep sound players, baby comforters, and plush toys all at once – they are the perfect nighttime buddies for babies! Shop online now to avail of great shipping discounts and have your precious gift to your baby delivered to your doorstep!