Tiddlywinks Nursery School Ramsbottom and Chadderton
Dummies/pacifiers/soothers are an item many mum’s couldn’t go without for a day. However they do require us to pay special attention to them to ensure they are safe and clean.
Let’s see those beautiful babies with their dummies❗
❌Do the pull test every time you are giving your child a dummy. This is pulling on the teat quite hard to ensure it doesn’t come apart or pull away at any place.
❌Always choose a dummy with a shield and ventilation holes.
❌Throw away any dummy that shows signs of wear and tear, including a rip, hole or even discolouration.
❌Regularly wash and sterilise dummy. It is advised that you do not wash in boiling water.
❌Check the manufacture leaflet to see how long you should use the dummy for. Some companies such as Mam recommend replacing every 2 months for hygiene reasons.
❌Never tie a dummy around a string or ribbon around babies neck or next to them in their cot as this poses a strangulation risk.