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Why NEWBORN Dummy
  • Extra small, soft and flexible teat

  • Optimized, lightweight design

  • Baby can smell mama’s comforting smell

At a glance:

  • Teat, especially designed for newborns: Extra small, soft and flexible teat, for early tongue muscle development.
  • SensopearlsTM: Reduce the risk of redness and skin irritation for a gentler feel on the skin.
  • Extra small ergonomic shape: For easy, natural breathing, smelling mum’s comforting scent and especially lightweight.
  • Vent holes: Allows baby’s skin to breathe for a more gentle feel on the skin.
  • No ring shield design: Less distraction and especially lightweight.
  • Sterilizing Box: For easy cleaning in only 3 minutes and safe transportation.
  • Made without BPA/BPS. Safe for your baby.
  • Swiss quality: Developed with experts and made with love in Switzerland.  
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Uno:

1 x Medela Baby Newborn Dummy 

Duo:

2 x Medela Baby Newborn Dummy 

Can dummys be used from birth?

Yes, dummies can be used from birth. At Medela Baby we designed our NEWBORN dummy specifically for newborn babies.

If you are breastfeeding, research has shown that dummy use in healthy breastfeeding infants, started from birth or after lactation is established, does not significantly affect the prevalence or duration of exclusive and partial breastfeeding up to four months of age.1

However, you may prefer to first offer the dummy when you and your baby are already comfortable with breastfeeding. Read our article ‘When and how to introduce dummies to babies?’ for more information.

Do dummies help with reflux?

There is currently no evidence from research to support that the use of a dummy can help babies with reflux,2 even though it is mentioned sometimes in articles as a possible help.

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

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

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

  1. Fill water up to the marker 10 ml/0.3 fl.oz for 1 dummy or 25 ml/0.9 fl.oz for 2 dummies.
  2. Place the dummy(s) in the box.
  3. Close the box and sterilise the dummy 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 dummy 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 dummy before use.

Can dummies cause gas or colic?

Gas and colic are two different phenomena.

If babies swallow a lot of air when they are sucking on a dummy, the air in their stomach could cause discomfort, referred to as gas. But this does not occur frequently. 

The cause for colic is still unknown, but there are some theories such as an immature digestive system, lactose intolerance, allergies, or changes in the normal bacteria of their digestive system.3 Swallowing additional air during feeding can aggravate the situation. It is often difficult to calm babies during a colic episode, they cry intensely and long, often with clenched fists and curled up legs.

Doctors often diagnose infant colic based on the ‘rule of three’ 3,4

    • crying for more than three hours per day,
    • more than three days per week, and
    • persists for three weeks in a row or longer. 

Symptoms usually start to improve around 10–12 weeks.

One tip to help soothe your baby is to offer a dummy. 4 For many babies, suckling can be soothing and helps them calm their emotions.

1. Jaafar SH et al. Effect of restricted pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database Sys Rev. 2016

2. Carroll AE et al. A systematic review of nonpharmacological and nonsurgical therapies for gastroesophageal reflux in infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156:109-113. 

3. Johnson JD et al. Infantile colic: Recognition and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2015; 92(7):577–582.

4. Lam TML et al. Approach to infantile colic in primary care. Singapore Med J. 2019; 60(1):12–16.

5. Furtenbach M et al. Myofunktionelle Therapie KOMPAKT I - Prävention: Ein Denk- und Arbeitsbuch. Vienna: Praesens; 2013. ( vol 2). 235 p.

6. Proffit WR. On the aetiology of malocclusion. The Northcroft lecture, 1985 presented to the British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, Oxford, April 18, 1985. Br J Orthod. 1986; 13(1):1–11.

7. AAPD. Guideline on periodicity of examination, preventive dental services, anticipatory guidance/counseling, and oral treatment for infants, children, and adolescents. Latest revision 2018. In: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, editor. The reference manual of pediatric dentistry. 2019-2020. Chicago IL: AAPD; 2020. p. 209–19.

8. Furtenbach M. Prävention orofazialer Dysfunktionen im Spannungsfeld von Kieferorthopädie und
Logopädie – Anregung zur vermehrten Zusammenarbeit. Inf Orthod Kieferorthop. 2014; 45(04):209–219.

9. Lubbe W, Ham-Baloyi W ten. When is the use of pacifiers justifiable in the baby-friendly hospital initiative context? A clinician's guide. BMC. Pregnancy. Childbirth. 2017; 17(1):130.

Features & Benefits

At a glance:

  • Teat, especially designed for newborns: Extra small, soft and flexible teat, for early tongue muscle development.
  • SensopearlsTM: Reduce the risk of redness and skin irritation for a gentler feel on the skin.
  • Extra small ergonomic shape: For easy, natural breathing, smelling mum’s comforting scent and especially lightweight.
  • Vent holes: Allows baby’s skin to breathe for a more gentle feel on the skin.
  • No ring shield design: Less distraction and especially lightweight.
  • Sterilizing Box: For easy cleaning in only 3 minutes and safe transportation.
  • Made without BPA/BPS. Safe for your baby.
  • Swiss quality: Developed with experts and made with love in Switzerland.  
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What's included

Uno:

1 x Medela Baby Newborn Dummy 

Duo:

2 x Medela Baby Newborn Dummy 

FAQs

Can dummys be used from birth?

Yes, dummies can be used from birth. At Medela Baby we designed our NEWBORN dummy specifically for newborn babies.

If you are breastfeeding, research has shown that dummy use in healthy breastfeeding infants, started from birth or after lactation is established, does not significantly affect the prevalence or duration of exclusive and partial breastfeeding up to four months of age.1

However, you may prefer to first offer the dummy when you and your baby are already comfortable with breastfeeding. Read our article ‘When and how to introduce dummies to babies?’ for more information.

Do dummies help with reflux?

There is currently no evidence from research to support that the use of a dummy can help babies with reflux,2 even though it is mentioned sometimes in articles as a possible help.

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

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

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

  1. Fill water up to the marker 10 ml/0.3 fl.oz for 1 dummy or 25 ml/0.9 fl.oz for 2 dummies.
  2. Place the dummy(s) in the box.
  3. Close the box and sterilise the dummy 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 dummy 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 dummy before use.

Can dummies cause gas or colic?

Gas and colic are two different phenomena.

If babies swallow a lot of air when they are sucking on a dummy, the air in their stomach could cause discomfort, referred to as gas. But this does not occur frequently. 

The cause for colic is still unknown, but there are some theories such as an immature digestive system, lactose intolerance, allergies, or changes in the normal bacteria of their digestive system.3 Swallowing additional air during feeding can aggravate the situation. It is often difficult to calm babies during a colic episode, they cry intensely and long, often with clenched fists and curled up legs.

Doctors often diagnose infant colic based on the ‘rule of three’ 3,4

    • crying for more than three hours per day,
    • more than three days per week, and
    • persists for three weeks in a row or longer. 

Symptoms usually start to improve around 10–12 weeks.

One tip to help soothe your baby is to offer a dummy. 4 For many babies, suckling can be soothing and helps them calm their emotions.

References

1. Jaafar SH et al. Effect of restricted pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database Sys Rev. 2016

2. Carroll AE et al. A systematic review of nonpharmacological and nonsurgical therapies for gastroesophageal reflux in infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156:109-113. 

3. Johnson JD et al. Infantile colic: Recognition and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2015; 92(7):577–582.

4. Lam TML et al. Approach to infantile colic in primary care. Singapore Med J. 2019; 60(1):12–16.

5. Furtenbach M et al. Myofunktionelle Therapie KOMPAKT I - Prävention: Ein Denk- und Arbeitsbuch. Vienna: Praesens; 2013. ( vol 2). 235 p.

6. Proffit WR. On the aetiology of malocclusion. The Northcroft lecture, 1985 presented to the British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, Oxford, April 18, 1985. Br J Orthod. 1986; 13(1):1–11.

7. AAPD. Guideline on periodicity of examination, preventive dental services, anticipatory guidance/counseling, and oral treatment for infants, children, and adolescents. Latest revision 2018. In: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, editor. The reference manual of pediatric dentistry. 2019-2020. Chicago IL: AAPD; 2020. p. 209–19.

8. Furtenbach M. Prävention orofazialer Dysfunktionen im Spannungsfeld von Kieferorthopädie und
Logopädie – Anregung zur vermehrten Zusammenarbeit. Inf Orthod Kieferorthop. 2014; 45(04):209–219.

9. Lubbe W, Ham-Baloyi W ten. When is the use of pacifiers justifiable in the baby-friendly hospital initiative context? A clinician's guide. BMC. Pregnancy. Childbirth. 2017; 17(1):130.

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