Top 10 baby soothers for 2021

Hours and hours of daily patting, shushing, rocking, bouncing, and cuddling a baby in the hopes of settling them can sometimes seem frustratingly futile. Babies arrive with a natural biological sucking reflex, so offering a soother, dummy, or pacifier can be a wonderful tool to help soothe an unsettled baby.

There are countless soothers to choose from so, we’ve listened to the opinions and reviews of our lovely community of Newbornbaby parents, and put together this list to help narrow it down for you. Then, whichever one you choose just needs to get your discerning baby’s tick of approval (hint: you might need to try more than a couple of different designs).

Top 10 baby soothers for 2021

Here are the most popular soothers for babies this year (in no particular order):

1. Medela Soft Silicone Soother

Medela Silicon Soother Pink

  • Super soft, one-piece silicone soother
  • BPA and BPS free
  • Designed to support babys’ natural suckling
  • Features Medela Baby’s exclusive SensoPearlsTM for a gentle-on-skin feel and enhanced airflow
  • Symmetrical teat with a thin neck and reduced teat volume for healthy gum and jaw development
  • Lightweight and orthodontic
  • Variety of available colourways

Available in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 months RRP $13.95 (twin pack) – Purchase here

2. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Night Time Soother

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Night Time Soother

  • Glow in the dark so you can locate them at night
  • Orthodontic shape with a similar feel to a nipple so less likely to cause nipple confusion
  • Made from soft and durable BPA-free silicone

Available in 0-6 months (2 pack) RRP $11.45 – Purchase here

3. NUK Space Soother

NUK Space Soother

  • Made from silicone and specially designed for baby’s sensitive skin
  • Offering maximum air ventilation thanks to extra large ventilation holes
  • Orthodontic shape

Suitable for ages 0-6 months (2 pack) RRP $15.00 – Purchase here

4. Medela Day & Night Soother

Medela-Day-and-Night-Duo-Soother

  • The perfect 24-hour set with one ORIGINAL soother for day and one NIGHT soother, which glows in the dark
  • Orthodontic – Flat, symmetric teat for free tongue movement. Thin shaft minimises space between upper and lower jaws
  • Gentle on skin and loved by nine out of ten babies
  • Night soother is designed with no ring, so baby’s sleep is not disturbed when moving at night
  • Lightweight – less stress on orofacial muscles

Available in three sizes: 0-6 months, 6-18 months and 18+ months. RRP $12.95 – Purchase here

5. Tommee Tippee Breast-like Night Time Soother

Tommee Tippee Breast-like Night Time Soother

  • Made from super soft silicone that is BPA Free
  • Breast-like shape helps transition between breast, bottle and soother
  • Superior ventilation increases airflow and prevents dribble rashes

Suitable for ages 0-6 months RRP $12.95 – Purchase here

6. Twin Round Natural Rubber Soother

Natural Rubber Soother

  • Eco friendly biodegradable and BPA free
  • One piece design eliminates places where bacteria can hide
  • Larger shield touches baby’s nose, providing closer simulation to breast feeding
  • Made with 100% sustainable, natural rubber with no parabens, Phthalates, chemical softeners or PVC
  • Easy sterilisation

Suitable for ages 0-3 months RRP $17.50 (twin pack) – Purchase here

7. Medela Newborn Soother

Medela Newborn Soothers

  • Extra small, one piece design made from extra lightweight silicone
  • No BPA and BPS
  • Fits under the nose to not interfere with breathing or smelling
  • Incorporates Medela’s research-based commitment to support breastfeeding mothers and their babies
  • Includes 3 minute sterilising box for easy cleaning and transport

See our full review here.

Available in Newborn (0-2 months) RRP from $12.95 (twin pack) – Find your nearest store here

8. BIBS Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier

BIBS Dummies Twin Packs (Size 1) NB-6m

  • Compliant with Australian safety standards and created in Denmark
  • 100% natural rubber teat, and BPA, PVC, and phthalates free
  • Available in a range of colours

Size 1 suitable for babies 0-6 months (2 pack) RRP $19.95 – Purchase here

9. Razbaby Jollypop Newborn Dummy

Razbaby Jollypop Newborn Dummy

  • Natural nipple shape made from 100% medical grade silicone
  • Soft and flexible with no hard inner guard

Suitable for babies 0-3 months (2 pack) RRP $12.95 – Purchase here 

10. Dr Brown’s One Piece Silicone Baby Pacifier

Dr Brown’s One Piece Silicone Baby Pacifier

  • Soft BPA free silicone shaped like Dr Brown’s bottle nipple, making transition easy
  • Contoured butterfly-shaped shield that curves away from the face
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

Suitable for babies 0-6 months (2 pack) RRP $9.95 – Purchase here

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