Philips Avent Soothie Review

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We like

Made from hospital grade silicone

Highly durable

Designed for safety

Will not impact on oral development

Stays odor free

Orthodontic & BPA-Free

Remains smooth

You get two, one in reserve

Easy to sterilize

We don’t like

Not for babies over 3 months old

How it works

This product is a favorite for use in around 2,000 maternity hospitals in the USA, it works for calming and soothing newborn babies effectively. The design comfortably fits a newborn child mouth without any inhibiting effects on natural development.

A safe durable silicone build which ensures comfort and nice long durability, this is due to the hospital-grade silicone, which does not have an odor or taste so it is much less probable that newborns will reject it. The nipple design is smooth and strong and very resistive to becoming misshapen, discolored or sticky. This is also late-free and BPA free, consisting of a one-piece design which is up to the high standards required by the USA Academy for Pediatricians for newborn children.

The first features worth noting are that this is made for babies from their first month up to three months, excellent BPA-Free Orthodontic, this can be sterilized and is also safe for putting through a dishwasher. The style is transparent and even after prolonged use it does not tend to become sticky and remains smooth and comfortable. Use of this product for babies does not have any developmental inhibition effects and the design is specific for a newborn babies mouth. Weighing only 0.07 of a pound and with dimensions specific for very young newborn mouths, this is ideal for soothing and calming babies.
Materials

Materials

It is always a good bargain when we see a product offered with a reserve as a two pack option.
This product is a favorite for use in around 2,000 maternity hospitals in the USA, it works for calming and soothing newborn babies effectively. The design comfortably fits a new born child mouth without any inhibiting effects on natural development.

A safe durable silicone build which ensures comfort and nice long durability, this is due to the hospital grade silicone, which does not have an odor or taste so it is much less probable that newborn's will reject it. The nipple design is smooth and strong and very resistive to becoming misshapen, discolored or sticky. This is also late-free and BPA free, consisting of a one piece design which is up to the high standards required by the USA Academy for Pediatricians for new born children.
The first features worth noting are that this is made for babies from their first month up to three months, excellent BPA-Free Orthodontic, this can be sterilized and is also safe for putting through a dishwasher. The style is transparent and even after prolonged use it does not tend to become sticky and remains smooth and comfortable. Use of this product for babies does not have any developmental inhibition effects and the design is specific for a new born babies mouth. Weighing only 0.07 of a pound and with dimensions specific for very young newborn mouths, this is ideal for soothing and calming babies.
Design

Design

Specifically designed for babies newly born, it is good for use up till 3 months of age, silicone is the main structural component and being at a hospital grade standard this ensure safety for babies, thousands of hospitals use the Soothie and this is testament of how safe this baby product is. It is durable as a one piece product and cannot break or separate into pieces and this is a high safety design feature. Designed with a smaller than standard shield and at a very light weight level this will ensure comfort during use, the Soothie is offered in a standard design in a pack of two, or various animal designs and an enticing range of colors. The design incorporates a gently curved shield with or without animal features and the shield has six holes which promote the flow of air and is particularly good for those with sensitive skin. It is possible to choose a glow-in the dark handle design from this range and this is useful for locating the pacifier at night in a darkened room.
A notable point to consider here is that this pacifier is the result of many years of tried and tested use in many maternity hospitals and in many family homes, there is not any notable feedback of a negative context from hospitals or parents.
Durability

Durability

Silicone has incredible durability and appears in many variations, the silicone used to produce this pacifier is high grade, BPA free-Orthodontic, latex free, this is a top quality, very smooth, no odors, and purpose designed to work for new born infants. This product will not shed or produce odors, is designed with very accurate specifics to work for a baby and will not cloud, lose shape or shed any type of unwanted material while it is being used. The level of durability is further enhanced through a one piece design which means that while being used it cannot break, will not lose texture or color and will not lose its shape. Without doubt, though this product is designed for babies up to three months old, the child will outgrow using this pacifier long before any durability issue could appear. Silicone simply last and lasts and this means that the durability level of this pacifier is tops. This is why this product is routinely used in thousands of hospitals and a product of choice by so many parents and professionals.
Safety

Safety

Safety is highly evident in this pacifier and rightly so because this is for very young babies. This Orthodontic-BPA-Free product is designed to be a size that is specific for young babies because it does not impact on the child's natural oral development, it should not cause any mouth problems. The shape of the pacifier will remain constant, it won't lose the integrity of design because it is made from durable silicon which is the highest hospital grade and this speaks volumes for positive safety. This product can easily be sterilized using the Phillips sterilizer, Avent Product and can even be safely washed via a standard kitchen dishwasher. Silicone apart from being durable, also will not discolor, produce odors or lose design integrity or structure.

Hospitals will only choose to use certain products if they are sure the products offer safe use, especially where newborn babies are concerned. This product clearly satisfies thousands of baby care units throughout the USA which should be reassuring for parents because if something is trusted by so many hospitals, it just must be safe.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Ease of use for babies under three months is straightforward, the design is careful so that babies will not suffer any impact on early oral development during those three months of life. For babies who need calming or soothing this is designed to work without causing any spin-off problems. Ease of use is simplicity in itself, the silicone used is high grade so it is very easy to maintain and care for the pacifier and durability is assured. This product is durable and comfortable for putting through a sterilizer and/or a home dish washer without it being damaged. As the pacifier is a Phillips brand it is suggested that a Phillips sterilizer would be the easiest option for sterilization though it has been mentioned in customer reviews that most standard sterilizer pacifiers will do the job.
Portability

Portability

Very portable, this pacifier set can be stored anywhere which is secure, easy to put through a family dishwasher and can be sterilized and still retain its high durability. As the product comes in a pack of two, these means for parents that if they take a baby out of the home, they have a back up pacifier in reserve in case the first is lost. The pacifiers arrive in clean air proof packaging so to take a twin packet on any trips means parents have ample back up for soothing or calming a baby if she or he becomes distressed.
Versatility

Versatility

Offered as a standard transparent design in a package of two pacifiers, there are other design options available. Animal shapes are proving to be popular and so are the glow in the dark versions. The actual TEAT of the pacifier will never be glow in the dark or animal shaped, because the silicone pacifier is a specific design for a babies mouth and the only obvious feature is that the design is safe, neutral and will not impact on a babies oral development at such a young age. Extra features are designed higher up on the pacifier well away from where a newborn will be suckling. When we look at versatility we should consider that this product is easy to wash, easy to put through sterilization while retaining it’s designed form and purpose. This is a versatile pacifier for calming and soothing babies and because you get two products in one package you get double versatility.
Age Range

Age Range

Strictly from newborn up to three months because the design of this product is very specific in that it can be used by a very young baby without impacting on the mouth structure or hindering oral development. All babies will naturally cry and they will positively react towards a pacifier providing it is designed for a relevant age and very well designed for purpose, the results of using a pacifier means a calmer baby.
Origin

Origin

Shaped for a newborn child's mouth
Silicon durability
Latex-Free
High Hospital Grade Silicone
No Odor
Easy to clean
One piece safety construction
BPA Free
Price Range

Price Range

Considering you get two pacifiers in this deal the price is clearly very reasonable. Other factors which demonstrate value for this product is the very high level of durability, the use of hospital grade silicon for making the pacifier, the ease for cleaning and the very high safety standards for this product.

Bottom Line

Naturally we must be very careful for anything which can be used for newborn and babies less than three months of age, safety is paramount because at this age babies are extremely vulnerable. The track record for this pacifier speaks highly for its quality and safety. Thousands of professionals are comfortable for using or recommending this pacifier in maternity units within hospitals, it is tried, tested, safe and successful and with that type of back ground its fair to describe this as a very baby friendly product.

Silicone in its high grade form is certainly totally free of any type of toxin threat and is known to be of a very high durability, this means that young babies are fine for using the pacifier to feel soothed and calm and they are not at risk of any materials used in the making of the pacifier. This is not only an environmentally friendly product is is also very baby friendly. The makers of this pacifier have put in extensive research to design a pacifier which will be safe for babies under three months of age and will not have any detrimental impact on the babies oral development at a time when a baby is susceptible and vulnerable.

There are variations on this product, models with animal features, glow in the dark capability though parent reviews suggest these extra fun features are not so meaningful for a baby under three months old. The standard version is transparent, does not cloud due to use, remains smooth and friendly and does not start to develop a sticky or tacky surface. This pacifier is the first step in a range of pacifiers which most babies will encounter, the target user is very young therefore the design is thoughtful and precise.

It must offer a feeling of reassurance for parents when they research and establish that a product is a preferred safe favorite in thousands of hospitals and that these professional institutes have chosen this product for many years because they are certain it is properly designed, works for the design purpose and is of course safe for babies. We all tend to lean towards agreement that any product tried and tested on a huge scale by hospitals must be fine and good for use and certainly safe.

This product offers a good safe deal and it comes in a pack of two so that a reserve pacifier is ready and waiting just in case the first one becomes lost.
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