Your life changes with a birth of a baby. Young parents face the challenge of buying the right layette for a new family member - a comfortable stroller, a secure bed, functional furniture, and many accessories that mum and baby need in the nursery. A dummy, which helps to settle a baby crying despite being warm, having full tummy, and a clean nappy, is also very important during this period.
At first glance, dummies available in shops are very similar to each other, and the choice seems to be simple. Because it's just a small dummy, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. A badly chosen dummy might, unfortunately, harm the baby, leading to speech defects, or contribute to incorrect teething. Unacceptable. Many mums and dads are guided by colour, general appearance, or advertising when choosing a dummy. However, it should be remembered that the best dummy is one that suits the child, not the colours of the baby's clothes, stroller, or other accessories.
First of all, you should think about the type of dummy - a good choice is the dummy from the Danish Bibs Denmark brand, available at Miss Lemonade. Dummies from this brand have a soft tip in the part that the baby puts in the mouth, and are harder on the lips' side. The dummies are are very durable yet flexible. Thanks to the small holes, the baby can breathe easily.
It is worth noting that the Bibs Denmark dummies were created in cooperation with neonatologists - these are doctors dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in newborns. As a result of this cooperation, Bibs Denmark dummies are fully anatomically ergonomic, and suit the age of a baby.
Another thing you need to check when choosing a dummy for your baby is the material from which it has been made. The material should not contain BPA, i.e. bisphenol A. It is a molecule that can adversely affect the body. It causes irreversible damage to the hormonal system, can lead to obesity, and a faster development of cancers. That's why BPA has been banned in the European Union since 2011, but it can still occur in products imported from outside the EU. When buying a dummy, be sure to ask the seller what materials it is made of.
Dummies from Bibs Denmark are safe, they do not contain BPA. They are made of 100% Hevea latex. It is a natural material, non-toxic and non-allergenic. Soothing Bibs dummies can be used for babies from the first day of their life. They are available in two sizes, S and M. The S ones are suitable for babies from birth, and the M sized ones -- from 6 months old onwards. Bibs Denmark, have not, of course, forgotten about the visual side. Simplicity and elegance are incredibly important for the dummies from the Danish brand. At Miss Lemonade you can choose from many colours - from red, to chocolate, to apricot. Or what about soft pink? If you can't decide, we will be pleased to help you!
Below, some quick tips for parents:
- If the baby falls asleep with a dummy in their mouth, remove it.
- Do not put the dummy in your baby's mouth for no obvious reason. Let the little one "chat" a little :)
- Reduce the use of the dummy as the baby grows - this way it will be easier to ''wean'' the baby off the dummy when the right time comes.
- When the baby spits out the dummy, do not force it back. First, try to settle the baby in another way.
- Remember correct care of dummies. Before the first use, it should be rinsed in boiling water. For hygiene and safety, replace the dummy every 30-60 days.