Sleep is key to our wellbeing and therefore our ability to cope, especially as very new parents, hence it’s important to find ways to make sure everyone is getting the rest they need. New mom Elise knew she wanted to be able to offer her new baby a pacifier, but was worried about potential damage they may cause to the developing gums and teeth. Finding the uniquely designed, orthodontic Minbie pacifier that safely soothes, by providing the bridge between active feeding and sleep, has been a game changer.
Settling a baby is one of parenthood’s most treasured joys, however there will be times when you’re spending many, many hours just trying to get bub off your breast and off to sleep. More often than not, you’ll be doing this when you’re at your most exhausted too! This is why moms like Elise love the peace of mind that comes with a pacifier that gently soothes the sucking reflex while being very gentle on their palate and gums. The pacifier will help bub soothe themselves to sleep and gently strengthen their feeding motion against reflux.
The Minbie pacifier, like all Minbie products, has been designed to empower you to embrace your feeding journey and have the freedom to accept help whenever you need it without any risk to breastfeeding. With this pacifier, bub will continue to suckle as nature intended. The pacifier provides a slightly different feel in the mouth, allowing bub to clearly feel the difference between feed time and sleep time.
“Olivia took it straight away which was really good. There was no issue with her sucking. We used the pacifier, in the early days, just as a way to settle her, and not be settling her on the breast and feeding, so therefore I was able to get some sleep. Such a nice relief for me” Elise
Another feature of the pacifier that Elise loves is the Koala themed shield which is incredibly gentle on bub’s delicate skin and perfectly balanced, so the pacifier more easily stays in the mouth. The unique shape allows proper air-flow whilst the nipple soothes the sucking reflex making it safer for natural development of your baby’s gums and palate.
Koala means ‘no drink’ with the Australian first nations peoples so is the perfect name for a soother that protects your breastfeeding bond while bub’s ‘not drinking’- Julia - Minbie Founder
This latex free, plastic free & BPA free pacifier is made from medical grade, hypo- allergenic silicone protecting your baby’s sensitive skin. Its one-piece construction makes it safe, easy to clean and simple to sterilise so you have nothing to worry about when it’s calming your little Joey to sleep.
“Just to know that this pacifier is significantly smaller than the one I previously used, is really reassuring. I know there won’t be any (dental) issues moving forward. I feel fine to be using it for longer periods of time.” - Elise
Your questions answered:
“Will the pacifier affect breastfeeding?”
If you are breastfeeding, preferably start pacifier use after breastfeeding is established. The new Minbie pacifier is designed to be supportive of breastfeeding with a dome and grooves on the underside for slowing and naturally relaxing the feeding motion.
“Will the pacifier cause damage to my baby’s growing gums and teeth?”
The shape of the patented Minbie pacifier is orthodontic, with new innovations to reduce pressure on a baby’s growing gums and teeth. The topside of the pacifier is relatively flat and wide, distributing the surface and reducing pressure on the palate and upper gums; whilst the new lip rest balances the pacifier so that no undue pressure is needed to keep the pacifier in.
“Will it be difficult to take the pacifier away when it is no longer needed to soothe my child?”
If the pacifier is used only at sleep times, and not all day, it can become a helpful cue for sleep time. It really depends on your individual preference as to how and when you use it, but remember, any soother can be difficult to take away.
“At what age should I take the pacifier away?”
When bub is around 6 months old they'll be beginning to eat solids and developing their chewing muscles. This is a good time to start reducing the amount of time they have the pacifier. Let's face it though, everyone is different and in general, children tend to give up the pacifier between two and four years of age. There is no rule!
Does the pacifier fall out easily?
The shape of the dummy is comfortable for them to keep in and also allows bub to easily push it out when no longer needed.
Parents like Elise are finally feeling happy and confident to offer their little ones a truly unique pacifier that compliments our equally unique bottle nipple, both functioning to support parents and carers with feeding and soothing a baby whilst nurturing their ability to sustain breastfeeding.