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Road-tested: 10 Of The Best Dummies and Dummy Accessories For Babies In Australia In 2024

Minbie orthopedic dummy

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 2024.

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. Minbie Orthodontic Dummy 2 pack, $18.00

Minbie orthopedic dummy

What makes the Minbie Orthodontic Dummy different?

When it comes to nurturing your breastfeeding journey, the Minbie Orthodontic Dummy stands out as the ultimate choice for soothing your baby. Designed with care in Australia and recommended by orthodontists, Minbie's soft silicone dummies are perfect for comforting your baby while ensuring smooth transitions between breastfeeding and sleep.

For added convenience, the Minbie Dummy comes with a handy carry case that clips onto your pram. This case is not only convenient for on-the-go parents but also allows for quick and easy one-minute microwave sterilisation.

Choose the Minbie dummy to support your breastfeeding bond while ensuring the healthy oral development and comfort of your baby. Minbie's dedication to quality, safety, and innovation makes it the best dummy for your little one.

Why Choose the Minbie Orthodontic Dummy?

  • Anti-Reflux Soother: The Minbie dummy gently strengthens your baby's swallowing reflex, reducing the chances of reflux.
  • Orthodontic Design: This dummy takes the pressure off your baby's gums, offering better protection and supporting the natural development of gums and palate.
  • Airway Safety: Innovative design positions the soother forward in the mouth to help keep your baby's airway open.
  • Ergonomic Vented Shield: The koala-themed shield is gentle on your baby's delicate skin, allowing proper airflow and preventing irritation.
  • Easy to Hold: The handle design makes it easy for both you and your baby to hold.
  • Hygienic Construction: With a one-piece design, there are no separate parts where germs can hide, making it super easy to clean.
  • No Nasties: Completely free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, PVC, and parabens, ensuring the utmost safety for your baby.
  • Hypoallergenic Silicone: Perfect for your baby's sensitive skin, minimising the risk of allergic reactions.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: Comes in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging, reflecting Minbie’s commitment to sustainability.

Try this dummy before you give up!

"We’ve tried several dummies with our son Vinnie including nuk, bibs, avent and tommee tippee. This is the only dummy he will take. We tried the minbie dummy and he took it first go, I really like the size and shape of the teat it is also very soft and mimics the breast texture when you touch it. I think this is why he latched first go. Highly recommend to anyone who is about to give up on their little one taking a dummy. It’s been a life saver whilst we’ve been in hospital as Vinnie was tube fed and couldn’t be comforted by the breast. This dummy also hasn’t affected our breast feeding journey at all." - Samantha

Excellent orthodontic dummy

"Being an orthodontist, I highly recommend these orthodontic dummies. The grey sides are made of silicone, doubling it as a teething soother which my daughter bites on when she wants comfort occasionally while sucking on it. I haven’t seen any similar ones in the market that has thought this through. I’ve ordered 3 boxes of these now as I have it in every room of the house!" - Gloria

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

Lifesaver!

"“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

Want to see the best new baby dummies in Australia up close? Come to our next Sydney baby expo or Melbourne baby expo by visiting our Sydney baby fair page here or our Melbourne baby fair page here.

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