We were determined Not to use a dummy but I caved in and tried a few. He wouldn't take to them until we tried this one and it's been amazing. He refuses any other type of dummy. The only thing is they are a bit more expensive as we found it really hard to get them in the shops so had to order them online and the blue ones were a fair bit more expensive than the pink ones we could find (not that colour is an issue for us) my baby loves his.
We got out first avent soothie dummy in hospital, and my baby took to it well- so well in fact, he refused any other dummy! I didn't mind this as i was more comfortable with using this dummy due to the safety aspect. As it is all one piece there is no danger of the dummy breaking apart, which means no choking hazard. the teat to it has a rounded shape similar to a bottle, making it easy for a baby to connect with
I'll be honest, with the hole in the middle it does look very strange when baby is sucking it but the practical side outweighs that- when baby is teething you can use your finger to hold the dummy in place and let your little one have a chew, reducing bacteria getting into baby's mouth from chewing your finger and stopping you getting bitten!
I loved this dummy so much we ordered 4, as spares are always handy. 10/10 I would definitely use in future!
**I would just like to add, for NICU mama's it may act as a reminder of your hospital stay, but I see it as his "nicu graduation present", the thing he loved most from his hospital stay he got to keep!**
I am breastfeeding my daughter and she wouldn’t take a dummy from me. She was using my nipple as comfort and it was causing me pain. My midwife suggested this brand of dummy and straight away my daughter took it and has used this brand ever since. It is ugly and doesn’t look like a normal dummy but she takes it and that’s the main thing!