Quelle tétine physiologique choisir pour bébé ? - Élhée

Which physiological pacifier should you choose for your baby?


  • How to recognize a physiological pacifier?
  • Why choose a physiological pacifier?
  • What to do if baby refuses the physiological pacifier?
  • How to choose the size of the physiological pacifier according to the age of your baby?

The physiological pacifier for your baby reproduces a more natural suction during feedings thanks to its innovative shape. Here are our tips to help you make the right choice of pacifier for your child.

How to recognize a physiological pacifier?

The physiological pacifier, as opposed to the anatomical pacifier, is easily recognizable by its asymmetrical shape. With its modern look and revisited according to the inside of babies' mouths, it has a rounded side, which lies against the child's palate, and a second flat side, which allows the tongue to rest on it. . The concept is actually relatively recent and is very popular with young parents.

The different types of physiological pacifiers

- The rubber pacifier

The physiological rubber pacifier is known to be more flexible and have a very soft texture. On the other hand, it is doomed to be destroyed more quickly, due to its greater fragility. The rubber material may have a slight odor, especially during the first few uses. It is easily recognizable by its brown, slightly transparent color. Washing is done exclusively by hand, the rubber teats are not dishwasher safe.

- The silicone pacifier

The physiological silicone pacifier is more resistant and completely transparent. It is also stiffer and less soft than its rubber counterpart. It can be cleaned properly by hand and can possibly be put in the dishwasher, although this option is not unanimous among young parents, as fatty deposits have in fact been observed inside the pacifiers after washing.

- Medical grade silicone pacifier

The physiological pacifier in medical grade silicone is very flexible and perfectly soft. Its huge advantage lies in the fact that it is completely free of substances harmful to your child. Guaranteed without phthalate or BPS/BPA, this now patented innovation is respectful of your child's health. It is very easy to clean, preferably by hand, and offers great comfort during baby feedings.

Why choose a physiological pacifier?

A pacifier that addresses many issues

If the physiological pacifier is such a success, it is not without reason. It responds to many problems pointed out by parents, such as the spacing of babies' teeth caused by conventional or anatomical pacifiers; more commonly known as “happy teeth”. Baby also has less risk of gastric reflux , which can be very painful for him.

A more natural pacifier shape

Thanks to its aesthetic shape and developed by researchers in pediatrics and obstetrics, the physiological pacifier allows you to reproduce a much more natural sucking, such as babies practice at the breast. The shape is in fact designed to come as close as possible to breastfeeding conditions.

Medical grade silicone: A pacifier free of pathogens

Physiological pacifiers in medical grade silicone from Élhée are guaranteed to be free of harmful substances for your baby. They take care of your baby's health and prevent the absorption of carcinogenic materials.

What to do if baby refuses the physiological pacifier?

It may happen that your baby rejects the pacifier that you offer him. In this case, it is recommended to act in several ways:

1. Check that the flow rate is suitable for your baby

The flow rates of the teats adapt to the babies' sucking rhythm. Slow, Medium or Fast flow... For premature, breastfed, mixed breastfeeding or even infant formula babies. Make sure the flow rate of the pacifier is suitable for your baby. Each child is unique and has their preferences, the flow rates are indicated for information only. Perhaps the flow rate is a little too low or too fast, in which case you should try a different flow rate that will be suitable for your child.

2. Change brands

Sometimes the brand of physiological pacifier you have chosen just isn't right for your baby. Some babies sometimes try up to several brands before finding the one that really suits them. Have you thought about opting for a physiological pacifier made of medical grade silicone?

3. Eliminate other possible sources of frustration

Are you sure that your child does not mind taking the pacifier for any reason other than those mentioned above? Maybe he's not hungry enough yet. Is his diaper clean? Isn't he too hot? Is he having a fever or is a tooth hurting him? Take the time to evaluate all angles of the situation before too quickly blaming the pacifier.

4. Offer the breast then consult

If after all these checks, your baby does not deign to be interested in the pacifier that you hand him, that doesn't matter! Take a break, even if it means slightly delaying your meal time and repeating the operation half an hour later. If your baby's stubbornness proves categorical the next time and you have the option of breastfeeding directly, this can be a lifesaver. If necessary, consult a health or early childhood professional.

How to choose the size of the physiological pacifier according to the age of your baby?

The physiological pacifier, like all pacifiers, adapts to the age of your child. As he grows, his sucking power develops. This development requires adapting the flow rate of the pacifier.

  • The slow flow pacifier: Its low flow rate is suitable for breastfed or premature babies as well as newborns for whom an average flow rate is a little too fast.
  • The medium flow pacifier: It has a slightly faster flow rate and can be used from birth for babies on formula (not breastfed)
  • The fast flow teat: It is designed to pass thicker liquids, such as thickened milk, soups, light porridge or for greedy babies.

The physiological pacifier has gained a place of choice among families in recent years.

Its innovative concept brings together different types of physiological pacifiers with some aesthetic differences, advantages and disadvantages.

The medical grade silicone pacifier from Élhée allows you to obtain a quality pacifier without any substance harmful to your baby's health.

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