The Wee Thumbie, for hospital use only, is the first pacifier designed expressly for use by very low birth weight babies. It is modeled after the size & shape of the preemie thumb to facilitate sucking behaviors normally learned in utero.
The uniquely-shaped nipple of the Wee Thumbie helps to keep the pacifier in the baby’s mouth. Its smaller-sized perioral guard keeps the pacifier centered and allows space for oral and nasal tubing.
Sized appropriately to help soothe
Combined with Sweet-Ease Natural, the original 24% sucrose solution packaged in translucent, cups or 2 mL vials, these pacifiers can help calm and soothe distressed babies. Once the baby is breast or bottle feeding, he or she should transition to the Wee Soothie (in the hospital) or the Soothie (for home use) pacifiers.