10 Of The Best Dummies and Dummy Accessories For Babies In Australia In 2023

10 Of The Best Dummies For Babies In Australia In 2023

Parents of newborns and toddlers alike have no doubt resorted to the us of a dummy - or pacifier - when their baby has been unsettled. I can assure you, that most parents have had to reach for a dummy at some point in their little one's life. The more traditional-looking dummies (and some of the most popular) are BIBS dummies. And since then, the dummy world has grown even larger, with ergonomic dummies, dummies that glow in the dark, and even dummies attached to a soft toy becoming readily available in Australia.

Clearly, parents are looking for a way to help soothe their baby - stat!

Here is the rundown on what you should be looking for in a dummy or pacifier for your baby - and a line-up of some of the best soothers that you can buy in Australia in 2023.

What to look for in a dummy for your baby:

Like with many things baby-related, it's not always one-size-fits-all. It's about assessing what you need the dummy for and in what circumstances you intend to use it.

Will you only attempt to give it to your baby during night sleep? Or day naps only? Will you be looking to have a few on hand as a constant soother?

These are all great questions to ask yourself before committing to a dummy purchase. 

What different kinds of dummies are there for babies:

When you start the hunt for the perfect dummy for your baby, there are a few styles you should take a look at before committing.

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Traditional-shaped dummies:

Traditional dummies are probably best described as those that look like the ones you grew up with. Bibs dummies are probably the brand you're looking for if you want a traditional dummy. These dummies have a cherry-shaped tip and are the most popular choice for parents looking for a dummy their baby will like.

Ergonomically-shaped dummies:

A few brands have brought out dummies that have a tip shaped a little flatter at the top (which sits at the roof of your baby's mouth) and rounded on a slant at the bottom. This is described as the dummy to help the correct development of the mouth, though there isn't too much research to support that claim as yet.

Glow-in-the-dark dummies:

These are great for parents who are preparing to go looking for the dummy in their child's bed during the night. A glow-in-the-dark dummy is easier for a parent to spot and therefore soothe a cranky baby! Many parents opt for glow-in-the-dark dummies just for nighttime sleeping and choose another kind for during the day.

Dummy accessories to consider:

A dummy chain:

A dummy chain is a great way to ensure your dummy doesn't get lost throughout the day. Simply attach one end to your dummy ring and clip the other to your baby's bib or clothing. We love the range of silicone dummy chains from Mama Chew, as they're made with food-grade quality silicone - and available in a range of colours.

Please never allow your baby to sleep with a dummy chain attached to their pacifier as it can be a potential choking hazard.

A dummy steriliser:

A dummy steriliser is great to have on hand, especially with a newborn and so many nasty germs to worry about! We love the 59S PaciPod UV steriliser as it can eliminate 99.9% of germs on the go using UV-C light technology

A dummy bag:

A chic little dummy bag you can throw in your purse and find with ease? Say no more. A baby's dummy is one thing you don't want to be madly searching for while your baby wails! We love the stunning faux leather options from Arrived, as well as this black cotton canvas one from The Nappy Society - and our favourite, the BIBS Pacifier Box, as they can all be hung straight from your stroller's handlebar, or your nappy bag!

Dummy safety disclaimer:

Suppliers are responsible for ensuring their babies’ dummies meet the mandatory safety standard in Australia, however, it is always a good idea to purchase dummies from a reputable distributor, read reviews, and test the dummy's efficiency before giving it to your baby. A good way to do this is to pull on the rubber teat and ensure it is secured effectively.

1. BIBS Dummies, from $19.95

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BIBS dummies are the leader in the 'traditional' looking dummy - the popular cherry-shaped teat. BIBS have taken Instagram by storm - they're made in Denmark with a 100% natural rubber teat that is 100% BPA free. BIBS dummies also come in a wide variety of fashionable shades, from pretty pastels to strong hues, you can easily find a shade to suit your baby, or purchase a different colour for each child!

What makes BIBS Dummies different?

BIBS dummies come in a range of on-trend colours, so your little one will always match their outfit! The BIBS dummies also come in three sizes. All sizes can be introduced from birth. Age and size indications are therefore only a guide. But since most newborns prefer a smaller size, we have made the following recommendations: Size 1 - suitable from birth to six months, Size 2 - suitable from 6-18 months of age (but please note that many parents use the size 2 from birth), and Size 3, suitable for 18+ months.

All BIBS dummies feature a vented teat which are tiny holes that allows air to escape, allowing it to stay soft and keep its shape, helping to prevent jaw malformation. The natural soft latex cherry shaped nipple and matte lightweight shield is designed to be the similar shape to a mother’s nipple.

BIBS dummies are recommended by midwifes to support natural breastfeeding as both the specific length and shape of the dummies gives the baby the right sucking technique at the breast. The round light shield faces away from the baby’s face to ensure the supply of air to the sensitive skin around the mouth. BIBS dummies are all made of the highest quality  materials and are completely free from BPA, PVC and phthalates.

Due to the "vent" opening, water can sometimes enter the teat when the soother is boiled or sterilised, if this happens let the dummy cool down and then simply press out the remaining water using your finger and thumb, with the ring facing downwards.

All BIBS dummies meet the Australian Safety Standard for soothers.


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What is BIBS' most popular product?

The BIBS Colour two-pack is the most popular product in the range. The BIBS Colour pacifier has been a bestseller for more than 40 years and is still the most iconic baby accessory!

Real customer reviews:

"Love the BIBS dummies. I have been struggling to find a dummy my 3 month old won’t spit out. These dummies have saved my nipples!" - Carolyn A, Apr 9, 2021

"My daughter has used these bibs since birth and they are the only ones she will take." - Rebecca M, Jan 29, 2021

"Love the dummies I received. Thank you so much. Finally, a dummy that doesn’t just pop out of my baby's mouth. Happy baby. Happy mummy!" - Suzana C, Dec 7, 2020

2. Nanobébé Flexy Pacifiers, from $12.99

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Nanobébé’s Flexy pacifiers are one of the most-loved options for parents of new babies - and there are a few really important reasons why both parents and babies alike are so fond of the Nanobébé’s Flexy dummy. One of which being that that they're made from premium materials - Nanobébé products are BPA, PVC, LEAD and PHTHALATE free!

These dummies are incredibly popular in the United States, and are now a firm fixture in the mouths of Australian babies!


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What makes Nanobébé different?

Flexy pacifiers are made from safe BPA-free silicone. This pacifier is both durable and extra soft – and thanks to its lightweight and ergonomic design; it will easily stay in your baby’s tiny mouth. The one-piece construction meets the standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines, and its unique teat shape promotes healthy oral development and discourages nipple confusion when breastfeeding.

Why try the Nanobébé Flexy Pacifier?

The Nanobébé’s Flexy pacifier twin-pack 0-3m, as they are the perfect choice for newborn babies. You can also purchase these dummies in the next size, 3 months+. The different sizes are available to match your baby's development, for optimum comfort, while the extra-soft silicone teat is perfect to ensure baby’s comfort - making it great at what its supposed to do - soothe baby!

Real customer reviews:

“My son will only use these pacifiers! As a mom, I love that it’s a seamless design for easy cleaning, no places for water to get trapped. I also love that it’s flexible silicone so if he rolls over on it in the middle of the night, there’s no hard plastic.” – 5 stars

“Baby loves these! We love that these are silicone and safe. One-piece construction, easy to clean, and baby took to these right away! It was nice to not have to struggle to find a pacifier that my baby would take too. She is so happy with her nanobebe pacifiers and so are we! We have bought additional colors so we always have them ready to go!” – 5 stars

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3. Buggalugs Pacifier Case, $24.00

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What makes the Buggalugs Pacifier Case different?

The Buggalugs Pacifier Case is a universal dummy or pacifier case created for busy parents who want to have the ease of hygienically storing their baby’s dummy.

In a world where hygiene is at the forefront of every parent’s mind, keeping your small children safe has never been more paramount. Even if your child’s dummy is simply hanging from their bib, or sitting in your baby bag, the risk of bacteria transferring onto that dummy and straight into their mouth is high. Protection is best achieved when you physically keep your dummy in a safe and sterile environment, like the Buggalugs Pacifier Case.

Why try the Buggalugs Pacifier Case?

The brand new Buggalugs colour collection is called The Nature Collection. The colour names are Forest (green) Desert (orange) Dusk (pink) River (blue) and Cloud (grey), so you’re sure to find a design to match your baby bag or your babe’s favourite colour!

With the planet in mind, Buggaluggs has considered every detail in the design of these must-have dummy cases. Eco-friendly, sustainable and non toxic, the Buggalugs Pacifier Cases are made from plant based material PLA, as it is the safest material for the most precious bubs. Better yet, they’re made in Australia.


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The best gift!

"The buggalugs dummy cases are so beautiful, perfectly designed to fit any dummy which is amazing. Love that they are environmentally friendly too. One of the most useful baby items I never knew I needed. Highly recommend. LOVE!”" - Irina 9, May 2023


"“I had my baby 14 months ago now and I’ve been using the Buggalugs cases pretty well since their launch and we have had so much use out of the dummy cases! I keep one in his daycare bag, every day bag, car and swim bag! The cute colours means we can coordinate to each outfit or bag and as far I know this is the only aus made dummy case that’s also free from nasties! Super easy to clean and the only hygienic way to store my dummies! I was using sandwich bags before this! Ew! Haha also friendly on the pocket :) it’s literally an all rounder! Thanks Buggalugs for making parenting that bit easier!”" - Layelle 10, July 2023


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4. NUK glow-in-the-dark soothers, from $13

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The NUK Glow in the Dark Soothers are an excellent choice for newborn babies and toddlers alike. The NUK dummies are ergonomically shaped, and designed to be accepted by more babies.

What makes NUK different?

The Glow in the Dark NUK soothers are designed to be used by babies during sleep, as they come without a ring, ensuring no marks are left on their mouths throughout the night.

The ergonomic teat is shaped like a mother's nipple and is thin and narrow to avoid pressure on jaws and teeth. The flat baglet and smooth underside allow plenty of room for natural sucking movements and the glow-in-the-dark button makes it easier for parents to locate the dummy during the night.

Why try the NUK Glow in the Dark Soother?

The NUK Glow in the Dark Soother is perfect for sleeping as it doesn't have a ring, and therefore prevents pressure marks while sleeping. It's also easy for parents to find and is designed to allow easy sucking. It is also accepted by 95% of babies.

Real customer reviews:

"I purchased these as dedicated night dummies. They're really handy to find in the dark because of the glow-in-the-dark feature, our son took to them easily and we love the space-themed patterns on them too. I should note that they don't glow all night." - Emma H, February 15th, 2021

"I loved that the Nuk dummies were developed with an orthodontic shape. It didn't affect bub's latch as we were warned dummies could. The best part about these dummies are that they glow in the dark! Super helpful in the middle of the night when trying to locate the dummy to help soothe bubs back to sleep." - Amy Carpenter, June 11th, 2021

"I have purchased these soothers for both my girls from birth. The glow-in-the-dark function is amazing, especially in the middle of the night when I am trying to find the dummy in the dark for quick resettling. Now bubs is older she can also locate the dummy during the night. Highly recommend." - Sally Wood, May 26th, 2021

5. Doddle & Co Pop and Go Cleaner Pacifier, from $19.95

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The Doddle & Co Pop and Go Cleaner Pacifier is a self-protecting pacifier that features a protective built-in case for easy, cover-free carrying - just pinch to tuck the nipple away when you're on the go, or when paired with a pacifier clip.Doddle & Co Pop and Go Cleaner Pacifier is a self-protecting pacifier that features a protective built-in case for easy, cover-free carrying - just pinch to tuck the nipple away when you're on the go, or when paired with a pacifier clip.

What makes Doddle & Co different?

Nipple locks firmly in the extended position (this is not designed to pop when it drops). The firm lock feature is recommended for babies that have developed motor skills—but can be used for younger babies, too.

Why try the Doddle & Co clever pacifier?

  • Ideal when paired with a pacifier clip, simply pinch the sides to protect the nipple while baby wears it.

  • Won’t pop out of babe’s mouth.

  • 100% silicone. No lead, PVC, BPA, latex or phthalates.

  • Firm nipple safe for teething babies.

  • Dishwasher safe.

Real customer reviews:

"I love this pacifier! To be able to throw it in a diaper bag or cup holder and not have it get dirty is the best concept! The colours are so cute and very fashion-forward! I love the design and my daughter loves the paci! I also love the message behind the brand and that it is mom/female-founded! Thanks for a great product, will recommend to all my mama friends!" - Cam Truelove, February 5th 2020

"My Theo loves this pacifier! It was an easy transition as he is breastfed! It also has a carry case in itself, making it one less thing to bring. The soft silicone makes it double as a teether as well. It is easy for your little one's hand to hold it too!" - Sarah Fuller, February 4th 2020

"Amazing! I have the older version that pops back in when dropped. I prefer this one. I like that I can control when it’s in and when it’s out. Keep it clean in my purse, or extend and lock it when it’s time for baby to use. It’s also convenient for when it drops in the crib but stays extended out so baby can find it and put it back in on her own. Great product! Cool colours. LOVE IT!" - Kim, November 14th 2019

6. Haakaa Silicone Dummy, from $16.45

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Soothe your little one with the Haakaa Silicone Dummy. It is made from one complete piece of silicone that is soft, safe, and free of harsh chemicals. No more hard plastic parts that trap moisture and leave nasty rashes – the Haaka dummies are gentle on skin, gums, and new teeth.

What makes Haakaa dummies different?

  • 100% soft silicone.

  • Mimics the shape of a mother’s nipple.

  • U-shaped design promotes natural breathing through the nose.

  • Ergonomic shape that doesn't leave marks or a rash.

  • BPA, PVC, artificial colour, and phthalate-free.

  • Meets US Food and Drug Administration FDA standards.

Why try the Haakaa Silicone Dummy?

Not only is the Haakaa Silicone Dummy made from one single piece of silicone, it's also incredible as a teething device for babies that need to be soothed from the pain. Simply throw the Silicone Dummy in the freezer to provide added cooling relief to those little aching gums! Available in a newborn dummy size, as well as one for babies 3 months+.

Real customer reviews:

"Great product. My Baby loves it!! Best dummy I’ve found. Super soft and doesn’t leave dummy marks around his face like some other brands." - Anonymous, 1st May 2021

"Great for my daughter who refuses the traditional dummy, it has a smaller teat that she preferred." - Briana G, 18th December 2020

"When my baby was born, he was the fussiest little one! We bought and tried different brands, but he hated them all. He would take it and spit it out quickly! When we bought the Haakaa, we thought it was too big for him. He had trouble keeping it in at first, but he loved it! He’s 15mos now, and bought a 2nd one, he still loves it! Even the teachers at the daycare commented on how soft the Haakaa dummy was! I thought that that must be the reason why my son loves it so much. It’s so soft but durable. Bought one too for a friend who’s pregnant ❤️" - Anonymous, 16th July 2020


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7. Chicco Physio Comfort Soother 2-pack, $14.95

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The Chicco Physio Comfort 0-6month silicone soother, thanks to its ergonomic shape offers maximum softness to the baby's face. Made of silicone, a hygienic and non-deformable material, The innovative SOFT SENSE finish makes it soft and velvety. Designed to promote the natural positioning of the tongue for oral development.

What makes Chicco dummies different?

Made from soft silicone, Chicco Physio Comfort 0-6M silicone soothers have an orthodontic teat with palate ridges on the tip of the teat. These act as a point of reference for baby, to place the tip of their tongue in the correct position and push it upwards with the correct pressure while sucking and swallowing.

Why try the Chicco Physio Comfort Soother?

These dummies are designed to fit within baby's mouth without creating any overbites or misplacements down the line. The ultra thin profile on the narrow part of the teat helps baby to close their mouth correctly, while, in the upper part, the teat is inclined to suit the natural position of the tongue and the correct pressure on the sides of the palate.

The dummies also come in several sizes, so you can find the right one for your baby.

Available in:

  • 0-6 Months

  • 6-12 Months

  • 6-16 Months

  • 12+ Months

Real customer reviews:

"Picky baby loves this soother. Has a convenient case to sterilise in the microwave. Also nice design!" - HW, March 2020.

"These are my little ones favourite and I love that these come in it’s own sterilising container." - Anonymous, January 2020.

"LOVE THESE! They're a single piece, so no spots for germs to hide. I pop them in the sterilizer with no worries. The clear one is super cute (you can see in bubs mouth)." - Steph, 18th March 2021

8. Avent Bear Soothie 2-pack, $12.95

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Avent Bear Soothie (Blue & Green or Pink & Purple) 0-3 mths are a one-piece silicon pacifier with a cute bear design. The flexible shield is comfortable for babies' faces and is suitable for babies up to 3 months.

The Soothees are flexible and comfortable and made from medical-grade silicone.

What makes Avent dummies different?

Trusted by medical professionals worldwide to calm newborns, Soothies are distributed in hospitals in the USA. Its unique shape lets you place your finger in the nipple so you can bond with your baby by helping them suckle

The collapsible silicone nipple has a symmetrical shape that respects your baby's palate, teeth and gums as they grow.

Why try the Avent Bear Soothie?

For durability and long-lasting comfort, the Soothie pacifier is made of hospital-grade silicone without any detectable taste or odour, making it more likely to be accepted by your baby. The nipple is strong and smooth and resists becoming sticky, discoloured or misshapen. It's also BPA-free, dishwasher safe and can be sterilized.

Real customer reviews:

"We switched to this at 4 months cause my baby loves to hold and fiddle and chew her dummy while it's in her mouth and was getting her fingers caught in holes other dummies have in them, this one has nothing to get caught in, one solid piece, so much safer, she also loves to chew it because it's softer and squishy, no hard plastic. Easy to clean, cute colours, bonus entertainment staring into the hole haha." - Allana, 28th May 2021

"I bought these as spares for my granddaughter as my daughter was told that these were great for babies. Wasn't disappointed." - FaithParis, July 2019

“We’re going on a bear hunt” is a now regular occurrence for me because my 7-week-old premature twins love their Soothie, we upgraded from our NICU dummy & chose the Avent Soothie as it replicated the style the hospital had & enjoyed having. We had 2 other brands this is the favoured and cute design w bear love!" - Tiff, July 2019

9. Jollypop Newborn Dummy - Twin Pack, $12.95

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The Jollypop Newborn Dummy is safer, more comfortable and lighter weight than most! The newborn size dummies come with a natural nipple shape babies love. Comfortable-curved shape to fit baby's face. Fully flexible with no hard inner guard made from 100% Medical Grade Silicone.

What makes Jollypop dummies different?

Jollypop Newborn dummies are the preferred dummy for 0-3 month olds used in hospitals around Australia.

Why try the Jollypop Newborn Dummy?

  • Unscented

  • Safe 100% silicone

  • Soft & flexible – no hard inner guard

  • Comfortable, curved shape fits baby's face

  • Natural shape, textured nipple babies love

  • Easy-to-hold loop shaped handle with nubs

  • Two-tone baby bright colors

  • Made in the USA

Real customer reviews:

"Having twins has double the love but when it comes time to feeding the Bubify jollypop pacifiers really help to soothe!! The ordering process was quick and simple and the delivery was speedy!!! Thank you for giving me 5 minutes of peace!!!" - Emma E, 15th June 2021

"My boy was in neonatal after being born and got used to these dummies there so I ordered some instead of trying to change what he already liked and I love the fact I could get them in blue also stops the questions of "is it a boy or girl?" - Sarah B, 12th May 2021

"My little one had problems with settling due to wind when she was born.I tried EIGHT types of dummies of none she would take. She now sucks on the dummy for a few minutes and settles realty well." - Elaine D, 6th April 2021

10. Natural Rubber Soothers Twin Pack, $17.99

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Natural Rubber Soothers Round Soother is made using 100% pure natural rubber, moulded into one single piece for optimum hygiene with no joints, cracks, or any hidden places for dirt and bacteria build up. 

What makes Natural Rubber Soothers different?

The Natural Rubber Soothers assist in satisfying your baby’s need for self-soothing while ensuring the prevention of the possible negative effects on teeth and the formation of palates associated with 'thumb sucking'.

Why try the Natural Rubber Soothers?

Natural Rubber Soothers have created one of the safest & most natural dummies on the market and much more. They pride themselves on providing natural and safe items for your baby. Natural Rubber Soothers are most famous for their Natural Rubber Soothers - unique dummies made from a single piece of natural rubber, providing a more hygienic and safe way to soothe your baby.

Real customer reviews:

"We have used this dummy brand for almost 2 years, my little girl loves them thank you." - Carol

"Absolutely love these dummies, baby loves them uses as a dummy and teether and likes to play with it." - Rhiannon

"My son loves this dummy. He wouldn't take any others.. Nice to know it's all natural. Life saver." - Ellie L

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