SOFT SILICONE soother

SOFT SILICONE soother

Super soft, one-piece silicone soother, designed to support babys' natural suckling.
Lightweight and orthodontic.

0–6 months
6–18 months
0-6 months – Uno - Transparent
0-6 months – Uno - Pink
0-6 months – Uno - Blue
6-18 months – Duo – Pink
6-18 months – Duo – Blue

What makes this product so different?

At Medela Baby we believe that nothing is as precious as the bond between mother and baby. Nurturing this special bond is what has inspired us as expert researchers in breastfeeding and natural suckling for over 60 years. And this is also the inspiration behind SOFT SILICONE - our first, super soft and lightweight, one-piece silicone soother that is designed to support baby's natural suckling.

So nothing comes between you two – but love.

DESIGNED TO SUPPORT NATURAL SUCKLING

Inspired by over 60 years of research in breastfeeding and natural suckling.

DESIGNED TO SUPPORT NATURAL SUCKLING

Inspired by over 60 years of research in breastfeeding and natural suckling.

100% SOFT SILICONE MATERIAL

Made without BPA and BPS

3 MIN STERILISING BOX

Included for easy cleaning and transport

ERGONOMIC SHAPE

To smell mum’s comforting scent

WITH GENTLE-ON-SKIN SENSOPEARLS™

Enhance the airflow between your baby skin and the shield

LIGHTWEIGHT

Less stress on orofacial muscles

ORTHODONTIC

Flat, symmetric teat for free tongue movement. Thin shaft minimises space between upper and lower jaws

SWISS QUALITY

Developed with experts and made with love in Switzerland

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How to use the Medela Baby Steribox to clean my soothers?

When a sterilisation box is included with your soother, it can be used to sterilise your Medela Baby soother in the microwave. Please follow these instructions:

Before use, remove any stickers from the box and wash the soother and box with warm water. Then follow these steps:

  1. Fill water up to the marker 10 ml/0.3 fl.oz for 1 soother or 25 ml/0.9 fl.oz for 2 soothers.
  2. Place the soother(s) in the box.
  3. Close the box and sterilise the soother for 3 minutes in the microwave (max. 1000W).
  4. Allow to cool for a minimum of 3 min before opening the sterilising box.
  5. Squeeze out any residual water from the soother teat.

WARNING: Take extra care when handling and opening the sterilising box. Hot steam from within the box can cause burns. Always check the temperature of the soother before use.

Why do babies like soothers?

Suckling is a natural reflex and is an innate need of most babies. They have a suck-swallow reflex when they are born which is important for feeding. Suckling is also important to exercise their oral and facial muscles, which play a large role in speech development.

Babies often suckle to help calm themselves or fall asleep. Suckling occurs already in the womb when the foetus practices suckling on their hand or fingers.6 A soother can help satisfy your baby's extra desire for suckling.

Parents have given their babies objects to suckle on for centuries. Of course, today, soothers are more technologically advanced, light, flexible, and anatomically shaped to help prevent changes in teeth position when used responsibly.

How does the ideal soother look?

Requirements for soothers have been recommended by speech-language pathologists . The following features should be incorporated into a soother’s design to help support the natural movement of the mouth muscles. {-4,5}

  • Thin neck teat – minimises the space between the upper and lower jaws
  • Flat teat – takes up less space in the mouth allowing for more tongue movement
  • Flexible and elastic teat – allows for additional tongue movement
  • Lightweight – minimises the work of the facial muscles
  • Ergonomically shaped shield – fits the contour of the face and prevent pressure points
What are the SensoPearls™?

At Medela Baby we want our products to make every gesture more gentle, intimate and assured. Baby skin is sensitive and we strive to make all our products gentle to the skin. Sensopearls™ are smooth little nubs on the inside of the shield of all our soothers. They are placed on the top and bottom of the shield to reduce – in addition to the air holes – the risk of redness and irritation on your little one’s delicate skin.

Why do Medela Baby soothers have holes in the shield?

At Medela Baby we want our products to make every gesture more gentle, intimate and assured. Baby skin is sensitive and we strive to make all our products as gentle to your little one’s skin as possible. These holes together with our Sensopearls™ enhance airflow and avoid skin irritation increasing child safety.

Even in the unlikely event that your little one happens to get the whole soother into their mouth, the holes will allow air to flow. It is important not to block these air holes, for instance by attaching cords or ribbons as it might limit airflow.

Is the soother teat shape important?

The shape and features of a soother are very important to help support the oral development of your baby when it is used with purpose and responsibility. Speech-language pathologists recommend that soothers should have a symmetrical shape with a thin shaft and a flat teat, which takes up less space in the mouth allowing for more tongue movement.4,5

Are Medela Baby soothers orthodontic?

All Medela baby soother teats are orthodontic as they have been developed using criteria defined by speech-language pathologists.4,5 They have a symmetrical teat and a thin neck.

  • The thin neck teat allows lip contact and minimises the space between a baby’s upper and lower jaw.
  • A flat shaped teat that takes up less space and the flexible silicone allow for increased free movement of the tongue.
What is a symmetrical teat?

Symmetrical teat means the teat has the same shape on the upper and lower parts.
A soother with a symmetrically formed teat is easily accepted, as it supports the natural physiological tongue, mouth and facial muscle movements and the natural palate growth during this period of development.

Does the teat size matter?

Yes. Our soothers are designed to fit the developmental growth stages of your baby. Your little one is growing the fastest in the first few years of life. The soother teat length and width of the different sizes fit the average growth measurements of the oral cavity during these developmental periods: newborn <2 months, 0–6 months, 6–18 months and 18+ months.

The soother should fulfill the purpose of calming your baby. When the teat size fits properly in the mouth, is not too big and not too small, this provides better support for the natural suckling movements.

What does ergonomic shield mean?

The Medela baby shields were developed with an ergonomist and designed to fit children’s faces, preventing pressure points under the nose or on the chin and cheeks. Our angel-wing-shape design does not interfere with babies’ breathing and facilitates smelling the comforting scent of the mother. Its light weight minimises additional stress on the orofacial muscles.

The air holes and Sensopearls™ allow for movement of air around the face which helps reduce possibile redness or skin irritations.

Are Medela Baby soothers made without BPA and plasticizers?

Medela Baby products are made without BPS and plasticizers.

Bisphenol S (BPS) is similar to BPA. It can be used in the production of plastic containers and can also be found in food and beverage can linings and various paper products. It appears to have the same health risks as BPA, with concerns about its influence on the hormone balance of infants and small children, which is why all Medela Baby pacifiers are made without materials that contain BPS and BPA.

Plasticizers, also known as phthalates, are used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics to improve the flexibility and durability of the material. This chemical can also leach out of the product. Some plasticizers have caused concerns about the influence on hormones in children and adults. That is why we specifically use only phthalate-free PVC in our products.

Are Medela Baby products made without BPS and plasticisers?

Medela Baby products do not contain BPS or plasticisers.
Bisphenol S (BPS) is similar to BPA. It is used in the production of plastic containers and can also be found in food and beverage can linings and various paper products. It appears to have the same health risks as BPA, with concerns about its influence on the hormone balance of infants and small children, which is why all Medela Baby soothers are free of BPS and BPA.

Plasticisers, also known as phthalates are used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics to improve the flexibility and durability of the material. This chemical can also leach out of the product. Some plasticisers have caused concerns about the influence on hormones in children and adults. That is why we specifically use only phthalate-free PVC in our products.

Are soothers bad for the teeth or can they cause misalignment of the teeth?

No, the limited and responsible use of a soother should not cause problems with misaligned teeth. Soother use should be limited to less than six hours per day.1 Choose a soother shape that supports oral development, usually signalled by the word ‘orthodontic’.

Limiting the hours of daily use and early weaning from a soother can help prevent misaligned teeth.1,2 Weaning a baby from a soother can begin as early as 6 months.3 Each child’s mouth and teeth develop differently. The use of soothers for children older than 24 months should be a decision made by each parent, based on consultation with a medical or dental healthcare provider. At the latest, weaning should start by 36 months2,3 as recommended by pediatric dentists.

All Medela Baby soother are orthodontic and designed to help support the natural movement of mouth muscles1. Their shapes come with:4,5

  • Thin neck teat – minimises the space between the upper and lower jaw 
  • Flat teat – takes up less space in the mouth allowing for more tongue movement
  • Flexible and elastic teat – allows for additional tongue movement
  • Lightweight – minimises the work of the facial muscles
  • Ergonomically shaped shield – to fit the contour of the face and prevent pressure points
How often should soothers be cleaned?
  • Before its first use, boil the soother in hot water for 5 minutes.  Allow it to cool thoroughly before giving it to your baby and squeeze out any residual water that may still be in the teat.
  • We recommend to clean the soother by washing it with warm water before every use.
  • To ensure safety and good hygiene, sterilise the soother if it is heavily soiled or you live in a country in which water may be unsafe.
  • Parents often decide to sterilise the soother more frequently in the first 3 months of life of their baby.
How often should I replace the soothers?

We recommend to replace soothers that are in daily use every 1–2 months, to ensure a safe, hygienic condition of the soother and help prevent any bacterial contamination.

Before each use, pull firmly on the teat and inspect it for tears or holes. Always replace the soother at the first sign of wear or damage.

Replace soothers immediately after your little one has had any infectious disease (e.g. a cold, stomach flu).

How can I recycle the soother?

Medela Baby packaging is recyclable, both the carton and the plastic blister and steribox are made of PP.

Our one-piece soother, the Soft Silicone is fully made of silicone, it is recyclable and can be handed over to recycling centers where available.

Our other soothers (Newborn, Original and Day & Night) are made of 2 materials (PP and silicone teat) that are ultrasonic welded and not detachable to ensure your baby safety. As they are not detachable, they are not recyclable.

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