Peek into any baby gift registry or gift basket for new parents, and you’re bound to see pacifiers. You’ll also see babies with the distinctive pieces of silicone in their mouths in ads and movies. In fact, pacifiers have been around since 1900, when the first “baby comforter” was created.
Every parent looks forward to the night their baby will finally sleep through the night. Not only is it reassuring to know an infant is getting the rest they need for proper development, but it usually means parents can sleep through the night, too. Every infant is different, though. Some sleep through the night naturally, while others need a little help to stay asleep.
Teething and feeding can have an uncomfortable relationship. Kids need teeth to chew and digest their food properly, but for infants, teething can interrupt their feeding ability and make breastfeeding a new challenge for both mom and baby.
Pacifiers have lots of benefits. They can help soothe your infant, distract them from a doctor’s visit and even lower the risk of SIDS. Over time, though, you’ll want to help your child break the pacifier habit.
Pacifiers offer many benefits when used correctly. They can soothe your child, help them sleep and even reduce the risk of SIDS. This guide to pacifier safety helps ensure your baby is happy and content while you enjoy greater peace of mind.