Dummies are a bit of a controversial subject with many parents. Some parents believe it's an essential tool, as it can help babies cope with colic and may aid sleep. Also, some experts also believe that sucking a dummy may lower the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Sucking dummies can have disadvantages for older children, including impairing the shape of the mouth and leading to speech issues, and there's also the irritation of constantly picking up dropped dummies. But overall with the right usage, they can be beneficial. You can read a bit more about how to deal with dummies here.
In the meantime, check out our round up of the best novelty dummies
- Mute Button Dummy, Top left, MummysOnlineBabyShop, £5.99
- Pink Petit Royal Dummy, Bottom left, Nordic Kids, £6.99
- Princess Pink novelty funny dummy, Top right, Babyoka, £2.95
- Lil King novelty funny dummy, Bottom right, Babyoka, £2.95