If you’ve ever wondered what’s the difference between an air-filled teat and a vented teat, we’re here to give you all the info you need so that you can make the best decision for your baby.
As the name suggests, air-filled teats are designed to trap the air within the bulb of the teat, thus maintaining its shape when it’s in the baby’s mouth. Some babies just naturally prefer to suck on an air-filled teat as they like the feel of the full round shape in their mouth. Our air-filled teats have been specifically designed to mimic the shape of a mother’s nipple, so you can quite happily introduce your bub to a dummy if you are breastfeeding. CMC Gold dummies are Lab tested to AS 2432:2015 & AS/NZS ISO 8124.3 for safety and can be sterilised by placing them in boiling water for 5 minutes. An air-filled teat won’t allow water to flow in or out of the teat when cleaning.
Choose from an exciting array of colours to match every outfit including shades such as fire engine red, seafoam, tangerine, and sunshine! We sell these popular dummies in packs of 2,3,4,5 or 6, so you can choose the option that suits you and bubba best.
The vented design of this teat ensures that air from inside the teat will exit through a ventilation system when the baby is sucking on it. This allows the teat to flatten within the mouth and adapt to bub’s mouth cavity. Because of the vent, water can flow in and out of a vented teat when it’s being cleaned or sterilised. However, the water is easily removed by simply squeezing the teat between your fingers. Always ensure that all water is removed before you give a vented teat to your baby.
CMC Gold vented teats are available in a wide variety of colours and have a specially designed handle to accommodate tiny fingers. Of course, just like all our baby dummies, they come with a protective cap, are Australian made and extremely safe as they conform to AS 2432:2015 Australian standards.
Both types of teats come in three different sizes and we recommend that you change each dummy every 4-6 weeks as they will start to deteriorate after this time.
So which teat should you choose for your baby?
To be honest, an air-filled teat isn’t better than a vented teat and vice versa. We’ve just provided more choices for your bub in case they’re a little on the fussier side. The shape of each teat is exactly the same, but some babies prefer one type over another. Fortunately, most babies will happily toggle between both types of teats so you can choose either or both.
However, we would recommend that from the age of one upwards, it’s best to choose a vented teat as your bub will suck on their dummy much harder. Plus, they tend to bite on the teat more. If you have a baby with a high palette who struggles to suck on a dummy or a premmie bub, air-filled teats are the way to go.