Philips Avent's Guide to Choosing the Best Pacifier
Comfort is a pretty personal thing, so we’ve created a range of pacifiers to suit every baby’s needs. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by choice, this guide will walk you through how to choose the best pacifier for your little one.
First, let’s cover a few comfort essentials. Comfort might be personal, but we think there are some non-negotiables. All our pacifiers are BPA free, orthodontic and support the natural palate development of your baby.
Get personal about comfort
Now, let’s get more personal. To narrow down your search for the best pacifier you’ll need to consider a few things:
Your baby’s age
Your baby’s skin sensitivity
Your baby’s preference
Find the right type of comfort
So now that you know what to consider, we’ll explain how our pacifiers stack up against each other.
Soothie is our one-piece pacifier made of medical-grade silicone. Unlike a regular pacifier, Soothie allows you to also offer the comfort of your finger, to help baby latch on, via a hole on the front.
Sizes: 0-3 months and 3+ months
Best for: Parents who want a durable, one-piece silicone pacifier that offers extra comfort.
Soft, cuddly and so lovable, Philips Avent Soothie snuggle is the perfect first companion for baby. It keeps Soothie, the pacifier used by doctors and nurses to calm newborns, close by so it’s easy for parents and babies to find. The Soothie and plush toy are detachable for easy cleaning. The plush toy also has a second attachment mechanism for use with pacifiers that have ring handles.
Sizes: 0+ months
Best for: Parents who want to keep Soothie close to baby and easier to find in the diaper bag.
If your baby has sensitive skin, our ultra air pacifier is for you! It’s designed with a lightweight, breathable shield that allows for maximum air flow, so skin stays drier while soothing; 84% of moms agree!* 98% of babies accept the nipple**, so you can feel confident with this choice. Ultra air pacifiers come packaged in a sterilizer / carrying case that can be used to sterilize them with water in the microwave. They’re also available in long-lasting glow-in-the-dark decorations that are easy to find at night.
Sizes: 0-6 months, 6-18 months, 18+ months
Best for: Parents of babies with sensitive skin, and parents who need a little extra help finding pacifiers in the dark.
Does your little one love a delicate touch? The ultra soft pacifier is designed with a flexible, soft shield for fewer skin marks and less skin irritation; and 98% of babies accept the nipple**, so you can feel confident with this choice. The pacifiers come packaged in a sterilizer / carrying case that can be used to sterilize them with water in the microwave.
Sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 months
Best for: Parents who want a pacifier that’s extra comfortable on baby’s skin.
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