My eldest daughter would never take a soother, she instead had a comfort toy. My youngest however is incredibly attached to her soother, I worry how we will take it from her as she gets older. I struggled for a while to find the right soother for my youngest. She was a very sucky baby and wanted to suck for comfort so I knew it was needed. The first issue I had is she has a latex allergy, so I had to find ones made of the right material. The next was the shape and size of the teat, she refused the orthodontic style completely. It was a real battle and I spent rather a lot of money trying to find the right one for her.
Tommee tippee have recently launched a new range of soothers which have been shown to be accepted by babies more the first time than previous soothers. This would have saved me a lot of trial and error. This means a happier Mum and a happier Baby.
The soothers come in 4 ranges Fun, Anytime, Night Time and Air. They are suitable from birth and currently retail at £4.79 for a twin pack.