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Best soothers

Soothers can be a baby must-have, especially in the newborn months, and provide safe comfort and relief for your baby to suck and hold. We highlight the best soothers as tested by real mums.


1. MAM UK MAM Start 0-2M Soother, £5.75, MFM Gold Award Winner

These nifty little soothers were designed to be extra small and light-weight, perfect for new-born babies – and a hit with our MadeForMums Awards 2018 judges. The patented MAM Silk Teat® of this Gold-winning product is made from extra soft silicone which makes it more easily accepted by babies in theory. The shield is also small and light-weight.


Our judges particularly appreciated the convenient steriliser box, which allows you to sterilise the soother in 3 minutes in the microwave, and keeps it clean on the go.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the MAM UK Start 0-2m soother:

“The steriliser box is great for mums on the go, making it easier to ensure you have clean dummies even when out and about. I also like the cute but simple designs. And it’s reassuring that they’re orthodontically correct, so I would be happy to recommend them to a friend.” Mum of 3, Alice 

“My 5-week-old absolutely loved these soothers. They are a lot flatter than bottles so he doesn’t get confused with the shape of them. I have already bought some more in case we loose them.” Mum of 1, Hannah

Available from: Amazon, Boots and Landys


2. Philips Avent Classic Soother, £4.90, MFM Silver Award Winner

The orthodontic design of the Silver Award-winning Philips Avent Classic Soother supports the development of little ones’ teeth and gums.

The handy snap-on protective cap keeps the teat hygienic, and ventilation holes in the shield prevents saliva build-up and reduces the risk of skin irritation.

With BPA-free materials and made in the UK, these soothers have a reassuring quality.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Philips Avent Classic Soother:

“These are good quality, nicely packaged, BPA-free and at a reasonable price.” MFM Reviews Editor Hazelann Williams

“The simple design of these soothers is appealing, and I like the orthodontic teat and protective cap. Good value as one size suits 0-6 months.” MFM Reviews Editor Magda Ibrahim

Available from: AmazonWaitrose, Pramworld and Philips


3. Nuby UberSoother, £4.49, MFM Bronze Award Winner

The UberSoother is a dummy with a difference as it is designed as one size, to last from newborns to toddlers (up to 18 months) – a great idea.

The orthodontic cherry teat is easy for babies to hold in the mouth, and the light-weight shield comes in a number of different designs.

BPA-free and approved by a paediatric dentist, this MFM Bronze Award winner also comes with a Baby Acceptance Guarantee – quite a promise, and worth giving a go.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Nuby UberSoother:

“A really good dummy.” Mum of 2, Claire

“These soothers are good quality and have cute designs. They are relatively good value for money compared to other soothers”. Mum of 3, Louise

Available from: Amazon, Superdrug, and Morrisons


4. Nuk Genius Soother, from £3.99

The Nuk Genius Soother range comes with a unique teat that follows a naturally shaped orthodontic design. The Genius comes in various sizes, from those suitable for premature and newborns to 18 months old.

The teat is shaped to closely resemble the normal latch, allowing more tongue movement, and encouraging better acceptance.

The dummy also comes in either silicone or the softer latex, which is great for those after a more flexible nipple.

Available from Amazon, Boots and Chemist Direct


5. Babi Pur Hevea Soother, £5.99

This 100% natural latex soother is BPA-free and a great solution for parents after a completely natural product for their little ones. It is chemical free, doesn’t use plastics, is sustainably produced and even comes in a recycled box.

Its one-piece solid design also improves hygiene, and the cute ventilation holes add a nice touch.

Available from Babipur


6. Dr Brown’s PreVent Soother, £5.99 for pack of 2

The natural flow Dr Brown’s bottles are a favourite of many parents and carers, and the brand’s soothers also have a lot research backing up their unique designs.

Developed by a paediatric dentist, the PreVent features a suction-free air channel, helping to reduce the suction and palatal pressure that can create dental issues such as cross bites.

BPA-free, the dummies are available in sizes 0-6m, 6-12m, and 12m+, in a number of colourful designs.

Available from Uber Kids, Chemist Direct and Amazon

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