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Baby Pacifier

If you’re a parent to a new baby boy or girl, you’ve probably figured out pretty quickly that you need a pacifier. If your little bundle of joy hasn’t made their debut yet, a pacifier is something you’re going to want to pick up because it will become your new best friend! 

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What Are Pacifiers and Why Are They Useful?

A baby pacifier is a tool used to calm a baby down. Mimicking the shape and feel of a nipple, your baby often has the urge to suck and feed. While trying to get them on a schedule, they can’t continuously eat, so when they start to fuss, the act of sucking calms them down and comforts them. This is extremely helpful when you’re away from home with your baby in tow, or if you need something to quiet your baby down when taking a walk or driving with them in the car. 

Baby pacifiers are also used during nap and night time slumbers because it helps to cut down on the risk of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Because it is so soothing and comforting, it also helps a baby self-regulate. When separation anxiety starts to kick in as your baby ages, a pacifier can help them fall asleep and stay asleep without you running into their nursery at every cry and whimper. 

What Are They Made From?

Good baby pacifiers are made from 100% natural materials. These pacis are safe and soothing at the same time. The most popular material that is extremely safe is natural rubber. Derived straight from a tree, its sap is molded into the pacifier itself. These pacifiers come in different shapes and sizes to accommodate your baby’s age and stage. Eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, parents also like that they are giving their baby something that comes from a sustainable source. 

If your baby has a latex allergy, they will not be able to use a rubber pacifier. The next best thing is a paci composed from silicone. Silicone is also safe and it is durable and flexible.

Easy To Clean

Both pacifier materials are easy to clean and sanitize! They both can sit on a ring or holder that consists of BPA-free plastic.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get an organic pacifier. You can get a cheap baby pacifier with all the same specifications for a fraction of the price.

Where Can You Use Them?

A baby pacifier is packed in a parent’s diaper bag so that they can use it on the go. Whether in the stroller, the car, at a park, or grocery store; a pacifier is never too far away from a baby! Parents also use them  while they are preparing a bottle or warming up solid food, and when they place a baby in their crib for a nap or overnight. Babies often don’t feel their best when getting a diaper changed, so parents tend to keep one as a permanent fixture at their diaper changing station.

Types and Styles of Pacifiers

Who can have just one pacifier? Pacifiers aren’t just functional, they are fun! They can accessorize your baby’s outfit! They come in all kinds of prints and patterns, like dots, flowers, and even stripes. Pacifiers can be designed with lips, sayings, and be decorated with glitter. 

Choose the baby pacifier designed for your baby’s age and stage, and consider clipping it to their clothes or car seat so that it stays off of the ground. 

Make Great Gifts 

In conclusion, pacifiers make excellent baby shower gifts and welcome to the world presents. Since they do a great job at bringing comfort and joy to your baby between feedings, having more than one is ideal. Choose a pacifier today that will keep your baby satisfied no matter where you go or what you do!