A pacifier can be a lifesaver, but it’s tough to decide which one is going to be the best for your baby. You can’t go to the store and buy every single one that they have. To be honest, the best one is going to be the one that your baby likes the most, correct? To give you a running start on your quest for finding the top pacifier for your baby, check out some of this basic information about how to pick the right one for your child.
Picking The Pacifier
In terms of the material, generally, silicone is better than latex due to a possible allergy to the latex. It’s also possible that your baby won’t like the pacifier at all. It’s best to not introduce a binky to them in during their first few weeks since they are still getting used to drinking breast milk. Sucking on their moms nipple and sucking on a pacifier are two completely different feelings. In order to reduce the risk of confusion, pediatricians recommend waiting until they are around three to four weeks old before introducing the bink.
Right now, the top pacifier on the market is the Philips Avent Soothie. These are what they give babies in the hospital if the mother chooses to let them have one right at birth. They come in several different colors and cost less than a $5 dollar bill for two of them. The one piece construction also makes them easy to clean.
The Natursutten is a Danish-made pacifier that features all natural rubber. It has an oversized shield that is designed to touch the baby’s nose, which helps to simulate breastfeeding. The only thing that was found to be inconvenient is that they are not safe for kids with latex allergies and they can’t be washed in the dishwasher, nor can they be sterilized.
The Nuk Orthopedic pacifier is a great choice for those who want to promote healthy gums and teeth for their babies. These are mean to fit under the baby’s nose and are smaller than the Soothie and Natursutten. The only downfall is that they are hard to keep clean due to their multi-piece construction.
This orthodontic pacifier is specifically designed for newborn babies. They feature a unique anti-slip surface that helps keep the binky is the baby’s mouth. Unfortunately, they do not come with a puller, so using a clip can be more challenging, which brings me to my next topic-a pacifier holder.
Nissi & Jireh 4-in-1 pacifier holder
The Nissi & Jireh 4-in1 pacifier holder is your new best friend. This unique design is 100% food grade silicone. It’s BPA-free and can be used as a teether as well. The holder soothes sore gums with the soft and flexible resistance. It is universal. Meaning it can hold any pacifier on the market. When it’s not in use, open up the visually stimulating plush animal’s belly and stuff the binky right inside of it. You can also keep an extra one in there while your little one is sucking away on the other one.