Pacifiers are something almost every baby will use from birth. There are many uses for a pacifier such as soothing a fussy baby. Some babies are happiest when they're sucking on something. A pacifier offers temporary distraction and might come in handy during doctors visits or car rides. Some paci's might help your baby fall asleep. If your baby has trouble settling down, a pacifier might do the trick. They also might ease discomfort during flights. Babies can't "pop" their ears like we can by swallowing or yawning to relieve ear pain caused by air pressure changes.
Lastly, pacifiers might help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers have found an association between pacifier use during sleep and a reduced risk.
There are so many different pacifiers out there to choose from. Momtrends scoped out a bunch for you, and here are our favorites.
1. Wubbanub - The 2 in 1 pacifier is made of medical grade silicone and BPA free. The soft plush portion provides comfort to the touch and makes it much easier for the baby’s little hands to grasp and manipulate the pacifier themselves. Which means fewer bouncing, rolling and lost pacifiers.
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2. GumDrop by The First Years - The First Years GumDrop Orthodontic Pacifier is an innovative one-piece design constructed of durable, latex-free silicone and is shaped to fit baby's face while staying clear of baby's nose. The nipple shape features a design that may help promote healthy oral development and is perfect for babies 6 months and up.
3. The Philips AVENTsilicone pacifier is taste and odor-free so it's more likely to be accepted by your baby. The silicone is smooth, transparent, easy to clean and it doesn't get sticky. Philips AVENT flat, drop-shaped symmetrical nipples respect the natural development of your baby's palate, teeth and gums, even if the pacifier ends upside-down in the mouth.
4. NUK- NUK orthodontic pacifiers are designed to promote healthy oral development. NUK developed the original orthodontic pacifier based on the shape of Mom’s nipple more than 55 years ago. Today, NUK offers a complete line of stylish, BPA-free pacifiers that promote healthy oral development while soothing and comforting your baby. The NUK Advanced Newborn Orthodontic Pacifier is the first-ever newborn pacifier to have a nipple sized just for newborns. Its soft texture shield is delicate on little one’s skin.
5.My First Friend - The pacifier can be attached and detached from the soft, cute and cuddly lovie over and over again. That means you can machine-wash the plush friend and sterilize the pacifier to easily keep it clean for your baby.
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