Soother Safety & Hygiene

How to inspect and clean your baby's soother

It is important to inspect your child’s soother before each and every use. This is not only relevant for teething babies or babies with teeth. Even before babies’ teeth come in, their gums are very hard and can cause damage to any soother. 

  • Perform a ‘pull test’ (see video) prior to each use. To perform a ‘pull test,’ pull the soother in all directions. Carefully check for any signs of damage or weakness. If any damage or weakness is found, discard the soother immediately.

  • Clean the soother before each use under warm running water. Do not use aggressive cleaning agents. 
  • Remember your MAM soother carry case can also be used as a sterilis er box! Remember to pre-wash the soothers before sterilising (using any method of sterilising). After sterilising, wait for a further 5 minutes before giving the soother to your baby. 
  • During cleaning, a small amount of water may enter the teat. This is because of the special “air channel” that allows air to flow in and out of the teat so that it can adapt to baby’s mouth, becoming flatter when baby sucks on it and leaving enough space for the tongue to move freely. This can be easily expelled by gently squeezing with clean fingers or sterilised teat tongs.
  • To ensure safety and hygiene replace the soother every 1–2 months.
  • Never dip the teat in sweet substances or medication. This can cause tooth decay.
  • Do not leave a soother in direct sunlight, near a source of heat or leave in sterilising solution for longer than recommended, as this may weaken the teat.

MAM soothers are supplied in a practical sterilizer box, which can be used for convenient and energy-efficient sterilizing in the microwave.

  • Self-Sterilising: Disinfected in 3 minutes – for up to 48 hours
  • Fill box with water up to the 25ml mark
  • Place soother(s) in the box with the teat facing down
  • Close box and heat in microwave for 3 minutes at 750-1000 watts