Which pacifier is right for the baby?
The choice of soothers can be a real challenge for new parents. They are all cute, sweet or cool - and yet there are differences.
Why the CURAPROX Baby soother is different
The flat suction tip and side wings give this soother its unmistakable shape. For a simple reason: biofunctionality. Thus, this soother has the important task of supporting the baby in its natural development. Since children’s jaws develop according to weight rather than age, our soothers are available in three different sizes.
But even the best soother has to retire at some point. So, in the interest of healthy jaw development, it’s advisable to dispose of the soother once the child turns 2 at the latest. We've got some great tips for this further down this page.
What does a soother have to do with breathing? Healthy jaw and palate development, as well as the correct tongue position, is crucial to ensuring that a baby or child can breathe normally.
When breathing through the nose, the tongue’s correct position on the palate pushes the upper jaw laterally, encouraging normal palate growth and tooth positioning. Children who suck their thumbs or use soothers that are not suitable for the mouth and jaw end up exercising unnatural pressure in their mouths. Our CURAPROX Baby soothers divert the pressure created during sucking via the side wings, giving the jaw the essential stimuli it needs to grow laterally. The suction tip does not exert any pressure on the soft and malleable roof of the palate. This promotes healthy oxygen intake through the nose.
All CURAPROX baby products are biofunctional. This means that we think about cause and effect, and design products that naturally promote and benefit a child’s growth and development.
Making it easier to give up the dummy
When the time has come to say ‘goodbye’ to a soother, the following tips can help: There are ‘dummy trees’ at Zurich Zoo, Goldau Zoo and many other places. Little ones can give their beloved soothers to the tree and visit them from time to time. So they can be sure they're okay. Leaving dummies as gifts for Santa Claus, the Easter bunny or the ‘Christkind’ has also proven useful. Children consciously hand over their soothers and receive a small reward for (painfully) letting go, as well as the knowledge that they have achieved something great and important.