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My son has always had a dummy as it calms him down and helps him sleep, for those who's babies have had dummy's you'll know the pain of them seeming to disappear right under your nose! Because of this I have been through many different types and on one occasion I decided to buy these.
I will admit I bought them as I liked the cute little pictures on them. I got the blue ones which had rockets on. The dummy is made out of thin plastic with a big gap around the teat. I quite liked this as it helped stop the dribble rash caused from other dummy's as the dribble isn't pressed against there face and I also felt it helped with the breathing as it wasn't covering up their mouth.
The teat is a clear plastic and is quite big this helped my little boy keep it in his mouth as some teats were too small and would pop out. The teat is also orthodontic, which is also good to know. The one problem I had with them though is that after a few months of my son using them the teat seemed to have some of his saliva inside which wasn't very nice, even though I couldn't find any splits in them!
The dummy's can be sterilised which is really handy as I always sterilised dummy's each night.
The picture on the front, the reason I bought them sadly disappeared after 2-3 weeks which was slightly annoying.
I paid over £4 for these for two dummy's, since I have found Tesco's do the exact same thing only without pictures on and as this disappears so soon it doesn't really matter, Tesco's are just over a £1 for 2, you don't have to be a mathematician to work out which is the better bargain!
I did not mind giving Hannah a dummy , when she was around three months old she started sucking her thumb at night and when she got tired so I decided maybe a soother was best.
I was surprised how many different types and brands of dummy's were on the shelf but went for tommee tippee as they had done me well so far.
A pack of two tommee tippee closer to nature dummy's cost £3.99 shocking.
I got her soothers from our local asda store.
Tommee tippee closer to nature c-air soothers come in a choice of two colours pink or blue. The blue soothers have a cute picture or a rocket and I choose the pink for Hannah and they have cute butterflies and flowers on them.
The shield around the teat is big but thin plastic this is to let the air in and reduce the mess of dribbles that irritate the childs face, i feel that is a good idea but makes the dummy look huge when it is in Hannahs mouth. The teat is big as well rounded at the bottom these were ok and Hannah took to them better than i had thought. The soother come in a clear storage case to keep them clean and handy for taking them in the baby bags. Tommee tippee closer to nature c-air soothers are orthodontic safe.
They can be sterilised too and the teat does not fill with water or sterilising fluid whilst being cleaned.
As this was the first soother i had given Hannah i have stuck to tommee tippee closer to nature soothers as she manages them and likes them.
I recommend the closer to nature c-air soothers.
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature C-Air Soother
I bought these soothers for my daughter as my others had been thrown out as they were done. I seen these on offer for £3 in Asda so I thought I would buy them. I bought them in a hurry without looking at them properly and once I got home and looked at them I regretted buying them straight away.
**WHAT ARE THEY**
They are soothers for babies to help soothe them when they are upset. Some babies just like to suck on something for comfort. So if they are upset it can calm them down.
These particular soothers are open shield and are designed by a paediatric dentist so they are orthodontic and made of silicone. You can get them in pink or blue. The colour I bought was pink as my baby is a girl.
You get two soothers in a pack. On first inspection I though these soothers were extremely cute to look at. The middle of the shield is a shiny sparkly pink heart and they really catch your attention. The shield is completely open so you will have no problems with slobbers making your little ones face red. The shield also is coloured and in my case they were pink. At the bottom of the shield Tommee Tippee is imprinted but you will only see this is you look closely.
On closer inspection when I opened the packet I realised that these soothers don't have a handle instead you use the raised part of the shield (where the shiny heart is) to put it into and remove it from your child's mouth. This took me a while to get used to.
The biggest problem I have with these soothers is that they do not have individual lids to cover the teats. You have a large case and mine never closes so the soothers are getting dirty and falling out when they are in my bag as the case constantly pops open. Plus I don't think it is hygienic putting a dirty soother in with a clean one and you have no-where else to put it.
The teat is different from other soothers I have seen and are a lot rounder at the bottom with two lines over them. My daughter has started to teethe and she really does not like the feel of these soothers in her mouth. She will constantly spit them out at me and doesn't like the feel of them in her mouth. Plus when you put it into her mouth they look massive and like the whole soother is nearly over most her face.
To sterilise these soothers you can put them into the case and add water, then you can put it into the microwave to sterilise them. I don't really like to use this method as I have melted bottles in the microwave steriliser.
I don't really like these soothers and my daughter definitely doesn't like the teat. She chews on it for a second and constantly spits it out. No matter how much I try she won't take these soothers yet she will take an Avent one for me every time.
It cost me £3 for these on special offer which is ok value for money but as they have no lid on them I find them hard to keep. I don't like the design of them at all.
The only good thing about them is that they are extremely cute and different to look at however don't be fooled. They are not easily brought with you are you have to bring both in the big packaging which never stays closed so they take up more valuable room than they need to.
I will definitely will never be buyng these soothers again and wouldn't recommend them to anyone from my personal use of them.