I know your all just dying to know what’s going on with my pacifier issues. After all, what other mother do you know writes twenty-seven blog post about a freaking pacifier??!
Guilty. Let me give you the run down.
There are a few reasons why I hate pacifier’s:
- They look ridiculous
- If your kid depends on it, you have to make sure it’s with you at all times. One in the diaper bag, the car, stroller, crib, etc.
- It’s plastic/silicone/latex/whatever and I’d prefer my baby to not suck on such things. (BPA free.. I know.)
- Wash it, rinse it off, oh it fell on the floor again, sanitize!
And the only reason why I like pacifier’s:
- It makes him happy and helps him fall asleep. (Sometimes.)
I know babies have a natural need and desire to suck and I realize that it’s easier to take a pacifier away than a thumb. (Although I might argue with this one a little bit…) However, I like the idea of thumb’s because a baby can decide when he or she want’s their thumb and it’s always attached to them. This would come in handy, in say, the middle of the night perhaps?!
So, I decided that I would give him on for naps and bed time if he needs it. And really, he only wants/needs it very little. He sucks for a few minutes maybe, spits it out and than falls asleep. Or he takes it, spits it out, and then begins to violently shove his fist into his mouth in hopes that his thumb will pop out and find its way perfectly laid inside his mouth tasting delicious as ever.
So there you have it. That was easy.
While I’m in such a fantastic pacifier talking mood, let’s take a look and some healthy pacifier facts. Generally, you should always choose BPA free pacifiers and avoid latex. You can find a complete list of BPA free pacifiers here.
Use one piece pacifiers to avoid chocking. Oh, and in case you were considering it, never dip the pacifier in honey. Really, try to avoid that one if you can.
I’d like to introduce you to my side of sarcasm. There it was. I’m shocked that someone would even CONSIDER or THINK about putting honey on a pacifier. Yet obviously someone did because websites find the need to bring it up.
I like this
pacifier- Naturesutten Pacifier. It contains an all natural organic rubber. It’s BPA free, contains no pieces, no cracks or crevices, and no artificial colors. It does have a round nipple however, and I’m not sure if most babies like that.
I haven’t found a store near me that carries any of the pacifier’s that I like. I think you have to order the “super good” one’s on line if you want them. For now I’m just using a BPA free advent one. If I decide to continue my journey along pacifier lane then I’ll make the step to ordering the “good” one.
Frankly, I’m pretty sick of talking about pacifiers, thinking about pacifiers, looking at pacifiers and even using that horrible word- pacifier.