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SOOTHER GUIDE

Soother. Sometimes it feels like an entire day in the life of small children depends on it. We know that the power of a good soother - one that tastes good and that’s made solely from proven harmless materials - is something that can't be underestimated. All our soothers are made in Lidköping, based on extensive research into children’s needs and care, for parents who want only the best for their children. Our soother guides help you make the right choice for your little one.

Prior to initial use of the soother, sterilising it for 5 minutes in boiling water for hygiene purposes is recommended. Make sure the soother isn’t touching the bottom or edges of the pan, since overexposure to high temperatures can damage the soother. Then let it cool and squeeze out any excess water from the teat. The soother should not be tested or used for 30 minutes after sterilisation

Avoid detergent - using warm running water before each use will do.

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Checklist soothers

  • Always make sure you check the soother prior to use by pulling the teat in all directions.

  • Replace the soother in the event of damage or deterioration. Replace the soother if you find bite marks on the teat.

  • We recommend changing your baby's soother at least every two months, regardless of wear and tear.

  • The soother should be protected from direct sunlight or heat as this will degrade the teat.

  • Do not dip the soother in medicine.

  • Don't dip the soother in anything sweet, as this can ruin your baby's teeth.

  • Do not tie ribbons or string around the soother as this poses a choking hazard. Instead use Esska’s Soother holders.

  • In the unlikely event that the soother and mouth shield end up inside the baby's mouth, there is no need to panic as the soother cannot be swallowed and the mouth shield contains holes which enables breathing. Remove it as carefully as possible.

Benefits of soothers

  • Your child can be soothed without having to be on the breast.

  • Someone other than mum can calm little ones when they need comforting.

  • If you want to extend intervals between mealtimes, using a soother can help to do so. 

  • It can be easier to get your child to fall asleep in a bed or cot instead of in your arms by having them suck on a soother in the process. 

  • Using a soother can make it easier to get a child who wakes during the night to go back to sleep.

Our soothers

  • We have various types of shield design, all of which feature multiple air holes to help keep the skin around the mouth dry. In the event all of the shield ends up in your child’s mouth, there’s no cause for alarm. Simply remove it as carefully as possible. 

 

The multiple hole design means your child will still be able to breathe even if the shield does end up in the mouth. The teat is made of natural rubber or silicone. What sets them apart, amongst other things, is durability and appearance.

Natural latex (natural rubber)

Natural rubber is in fact called natural latex and is derived from the sap (latex) of various plants, primarily the Kautschuk rubber tree. It’s more durable than silicone but not as dense, so after a period of use it becomes porous and is able to expand and change shape. Rubber also ages due to air and sun exposure. If you notice the teat has bite marks on it, has changed shape, expanded or feels sticky, you should switch it out for another soother. Be sure, therefore, to check the soother regularly.

 

When choosing a soother for your child, it can be good to know whether there is any history of latex allergies in the family.

Silicon

Silicon is a synthetic, highly dense material. It is resistant to heat, air, and various other elements. We use the highest grade of medical silicon. Nevertheless, silicon is not as resistant to wear and tear as natural rubber, so it will wear down quicker if your child chews or bites on the soother. Be sure, therefore, to check the soother regularly to ensure there are no bite marks on the teat. Pull on the teat also to check nothing has come loose or been bitten off.

Size and shapeOur soothers are suitable for children of all ages, however, it can be a good idea to use a smaller soother during the first 6 months. At this age we recommend one of our mini-soothers which has a silicon teat and a smaller shield. Our soother guide helps make choosing the right one easy.

Teat

When you have decided between a silicon or natural latex shield you can then explore the various teat design options. Here, it all comes down to your child’s personal taste and preference. Some children prefer a more symmetrical shape, while others prefer a more anatomical one.

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Models

Classic (4-36 months)

Anatomical teat.

Classic Mini (0-6 months)

Anatomical teat. Our classic model for the littlest mouths. Attractive design and a modern fit. 

Classic Glow (4-36 months)

Anatomical teat, glows in the dark. 

Classic Newborn (0-2 months)

Anatomical teat. Our smallest size soothers in the Classic series, hand-assembled in our factory in Lidköping.

Happy (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat, grip-friendly shield, and an assortment of attractive, cheerful designs. 

Classic Mini (0-6 months)

Just like Happy but designed for the very littlest. Attractive design and a modern fit. 

Happy Glow (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. Grip-friendly shield with a glow-in-the-dark bud. Various designs to choose from. Not only is it fun to see them light up in the dark, it's also easier to find them too. 

Happy Newborn (0-2 months)

Symmetrical teat. Our smallest size Happy model soothers are hand-assembled in our factory in Lidköping.

 

Knoppa Latex (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. Our retro soother has been updated with a new stylish design and a more ergonomic feel, but with the same teat as the Happy.  

 

Knoppa Silicone (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. Our retro soother has been updated with a new stylish design and a more ergonomic feel, but with the same teat as the Happy.  

Chilla Silicone (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. The follow-up to Sweden's best-selling Happy soother. A new stylish design with a more ergonomic feel, but with the same teat as the Happy.

Chilla Latex (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. A follow-on to Sweden's best-selling Happy soother. A new stylish design and a more ergonomic feel, but with the same teat as the Happy.

I didn’t find the model with exactly this name (Chilla Latex) on the website, but I assumed that it is the same as the one in silicon, just with a rubber teat, unlike Chilla Latex Monokrom which looks totally different. 

Chilla Glow Silicone (4-36 months)

Symmetrical teat. Chilla Glow features a glow-in-the-dark handle which is very handy when your baby loses the soother in the middle of the night.

Chilla Lilla Silicone (0-6 months)

Symmetrical teat. Follow-on to Happy Mini. A new stylish design with a more ergonomic feel, but with the same teat as the Happy.

 

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