Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the Qudo™ Soother?
QudoTM Soother is no ordinary soother! It delivers therapeutic relief for young babies. Designed with scientific research, the teat is specifically shaped to reduce crying and discomfort in babies and relieve symptoms of colic and general discomfort. QudoTM Soother’s patented teat design is unique.
How is it different from normal soothers?
The magic is in the teat! The QudoTM Soother teat is solid, not hollow, and has a specific density, shape and angle, specifically designed to rest against a baby’s upper palate while they suck. This gently alleviates strains and tension in their skull which can cause discomfort resulting in intense crying.
Strains or force impacts happen from pressure, induced for example by a baby’s position in the womb pre-birth, the birth process or the dynamic growth in a baby’s first few months of life. These patterns can contribute to making a baby uncomfortable and unsettled.
How does it help?
The QudoTM Soother helps through applying gentle pressure on a baby’s upper palate to relieve discomfort. As a baby uses the soother, it:
- Helps relieve strains and tensions in a baby’s cranium – reducing discomfort and therefore crying and soothing your baby.
- helps relax tensions and settles the nervous system. It is much more satisfying than a traditional dummy and stays in place. Sucking helps ease the pressure or strain patterns formed within the bone and soft tissue structures, for example the head.
- stimulates more active movement within a baby’s mouth, freeing up their tongue muscles and helping strengthen and coordinate a stronger, more effective suck and response.
- increases the sucking reflex which helps stimulate the production of oxytocin – both a natural produced source of pain relief and reduces fight/flight hormones – resulting in a more relaxed infant.
stimulates the cranial rhythmic impulse,a naturally occurring pulse that encourages the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to communicate, but can sometimes get stuck.
What ailments does the Qudo™ Soother help with?
QudoTM Soother is completely different to a traditional dummy – it delivers specific therapeutic value.
QudoTM Soother helps babies with persistent crying and colic. It can rebalance and ease strains and tension for all babies though, even if they don’t display signs of discomfort. During the independent study, parents reported it helped reduce reflux, trapped wind and posseting. It can be used by babies with tongue tie and reduces irritability in hard to console but otherwise healthy infants.
What age is Qudo™ Soother suitable for?
QudoTM Soother is suitable for use from birth.
How to use the QudoTM Soother?
Inspect carefully before each use. Pull the soother in all directions. Throw away at the first signs of damage or weakness.
- Sterilise the soother before use, using your preferred sterilisation method.
- With the teat pointing upwards, put the soother into baby’s mouth. Your baby may suck on it straight away or need a few goes to learn how to use it. Don’t give up on the first attempt, try again when your baby is awake, not hungry but maybe unsettled. It can take a few tries before baby gets used to the teat.
- The QudoTM Soother won’t interfere with breast-feeding or bottle-feeding routines, so use it whenever your baby needs comforting.
Only use dedicated soother holders tested to EN 12586. Never attach other ribbons or cords to a soother, your child may be strangled by them. If using a heat sterilisation method for Qudo™ Soother, ensure the teat and shield are cool before giving it to your baby.
Can I use the Qudo™ Soother if baby is breastfed?
The QudoTM Soother won’t interfere with breast-feeding or bottle-feeding routines, so use it whenever your baby needs comforting.
How to sterilise, store and instructions for soother use?
Sterilise the soother before use, using your preferred sterilisation method. You can use sterilising liquid, microwave sterilisation devices, electric sterilisation devices or place QudoTM Soother in boiling water for 5 minutes. When using any heat sterilisation method to sterilise QudoTM Soother, ensure the teat and shield are cool before giving it to your baby.
We don’t recommend using a dishwasher for sterilising QudoTM Soother or other baby products. Dishwashers don’t sterilise their contents as the wash temperature is generally 45 degrees. There are also chemicals in dishwasher tablets/granules and repeated use of dishwashers for baby products, including QudoTM Soother, may lead to advanced deterioration.
Do not leave a soother in direct sunlight or near a source of heat or leave in disinfectant (“sterilising solution”) for longer than recommended, as this may weaken the teat.
Before first use, place the soother in boiling water for 5 min, allow to cool, and squeeze out any trapped water from the soother. This is to ensure hygiene.
Clean before every use. Keep away from sunlight and heat.
Never dip the teat in sweet substances or medication, your child may get tooth decay.
Replace the soother between one and two months of use, for safety and hygiene reasons.
In the event that the soother becomes lodged in the mouth, DO NOT PANIC; it cannot be swallowed and is designed to cope with such an event. Remove from the mouth with care, as gently as possible.
Materials: Silicone & Polypropylene
BS EN 1400:2013+A2:2018
EN 1400:2013+A2:2018 (E)
Why should I try Qudo™ Soother?
QudoTM Soother is a natural solution for persistent crying and colic, working with the body to rebalance and solve discomfort. Throughout our research, babies who have trialled the QudoTM Soother showed a significant improvement, with reduced irritability and crying. The babies were calmer, slept longer and more deeply, it also reduced reliance on over-the-counter medications. Parents reported feeling more confident and content as they were able to help their babies. Parents felt emotionally and physically better – getting more sleep is all part of this. Being a parent isn’t easy – it’s hard to know whether you are doing the right thing, and when your child is crying it’s distressing and worrying. Parenting can also be an isolating and challenging experience; we want to change that and help to make it a positive time. A calmer baby makes happier parents and makes bonding much easier.
What makes Qudo different?
Everything we have done to date has been led by the real life needs of crying babies, listening deeply to challenges experienced by professionals and parents. Through the design and development of the Qudo™ Soother and its use by babies, with feedback from parents and professionals, it has helped inform the development. It is a new invention and this is confirmed by its patent.
What is Craniosacral Therapy(CST)?
It is a gentle yet extremely powerful treatment that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back) and spinal column. CST is non-invasive and can help treat a number of conditions. It uses gentle pressure on the head or body to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. Qualified professionals such as Osteopaths, physical therapists and Chiropractors may be trained in CST. Only a qualified and registered Osteopath in the UK is entitled to use the professional title as a Cranial Osteopath. The human body has a powerful inherent healing potential, but this potential can be compromised or depleted by injury, disease, trauma and stress. The forces of nature, both within and outside the body, have a natural tendency to reintegrate and restore healthy function. CST engages with these forces in order to enhance the body’s natural healing ability and to restore health and integration of body, mind and spirit. It can enhance health in any circumstances – from new born babies to the elderly, from birth patterns, injury, illness, severe trauma, and all the many stresses and strains of life, both physical and emotional, often resolving issues that are not helped by other means. It is a profoundly transformative process. See www.ccst.co.uk for more information.