Chicco, Lancaster, Pa, has launched its PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers. According to the company, the nipple design helps position a baby’s tongue forward to maintain an open airway and support physiological breathing.
Physiological breathing can improve quality of sleep, reduce irritability, and help prevent infections of the oral cavity.
The pacifier was designed and made in Italy, clinically tested, and approved in partnership with an advisory panel of neonatologist, pediatricians, and orthodontists.
“Chicco has always kept orthodontic development as well as baby and parent needs in mind with a unique nipple and design,” said Brenda Liistro, general manager of feeding and care in the US. “The orthodontic nipple guides tongue placement to evenly distribute pressure across the palate. The narrow base allows for optimal lip closure, supporting proper development of the palate and teeth.”