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Baby Pacifier5 min read

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What is a baby pacifier?

A baby pacifier, which can be constructed of rubber, silicone, or plastic, calms babies. Imagine Maggie Simpson from the cartoons, and you can envision a pacifier.

How to use a baby pacifier?

When a newborn is either not hungry or is too full to feed but is still wailing for comfort, baby pacifiers can assist parents and babies get through difficult times. Parents in those early months may find pacifiers to be of great assistance. Crying babies can calm themselves by sucking on pacifiers. Here are several things to consider as you choose whether or not to use a baby pacifier.

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages of a pacifier

  • Pacifiers can soothe a crying infant.
  • Less sobbing helps ease a parent’s tension.
  • Pain can be lessened when a baby is nursing or sucking on a pacifier.
  • For premature babies in the intensive care unit, pacifiers can shorten hospital stays and help tube-fed babies learn to use a bottle.
  • Pacifiers reduce the risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

It is advisable to wait until breastfeeding is established before introducing a pacifier if you are breastfeeding. You can introduce the baby pacifier without risk when

  • Your infant is once again at birth weight.
  • You feel at ease latching your infant to the breast.
  • You don’t worry about running out of milk.

This typically occurs when your baby is 3 to 4 weeks old if you’re a nursing mom. You can introduce a pacifier as soon as your baby is born if you have decided to give them formula.

Disadvantages of a pacifier:

  • It affects the formation of the teeth so that they don’t meet correctly, mainly when used in children older than age 2
  • May increase the possibility of ear infection
  • It May create breastfeeding difficulties, especially if introduced before breastfeeding is well set

In nursing babies, pacifiers may mask feeding cues. Your kid can express their hunger to you through feeding cues. This may eventually have an impact on your milk production. The likelihood that you’ll need to take formula supplements will rise.

How to choose a pacifier?

Pacifiers are available in an overwhelming variety on store display racks. The fact that there are two types—orthodontic and non-orthodontic—may be helpful. An orthodontic design aims to facilitate the baby’s “tongue thrust” and mimic a natural nipple. This action removes milk from the breast of the parent who is nursing. Usually, the nipple tip is flatter and square-shaped. The most traditional type of pacifier is nonorthodontic. The bulb tip on them is uniform. Most pacifiers are created from soft plastic, silicon rubber, or latex. Silicon is an excellent choice because it is smoother and less likely to harbor bacteria.

Rules for how to use?

  • When possible, make sure the pacifier is one piece.
  • Use caution when using pacifiers that include liquid contents, moving parts, or built-in gadgets.
  • Use pacifiers with sealed bases rather than ones with open ones.
  • Never tie a string around the baby’s neck and hang the pacifier from it.
  • Avoid dipping the pacifier in honey, sugar, corn syrup, or other sweet substances.
  • Regularly clean the pacifier. Pacifiers should be boiled if the child is under six months old. Cleaning it using an automatic dishwasher will be sufficient.
  • If the pacifier sustains damage, the plastic begins to crack, or the surface fragments, it should be replaced.
  • When your child is one year old, talk with your healthcare provider about how and when to wean your baby from the pacifier.

Pacifier safety

The variety of forms, sizes, and colors in the pacifier aisle is almost as dizzying as the selection of grains.

Shap: A silicone or rubber nipple attached to a more significant component known as the shield is how pacifiers are usually constructed. There is a danger that the nipple and the shield if they are two independent parts, could separate and present a choking risk.

Size: Ensure the pacifier shield is large enough so the baby can’t put the entire thing in their mouth.

Clean: Look for a pacifier that’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. After washing it, squeeze out hot water before giving it to the baby.

Replace: If the rubber nipple looks rough or worn, it’s time to chuck the pacifier and get a new one.

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