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Best Pacifiers for Baby
The Best Pacifiers for Baby
Not everyone needs a pacifier for their baby, and many parents choose not to even introduce them to their child for various reasons. For others though, their child is comforted and soothed by the sucking reflex, and many pediatricians report that pacifier use has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS in newborns and infants.
There are both pros and cons to pacifier use for babies, and every child’s needs are unique, you can read about both sides of the debate in this thorough article by the Mayo Clinic called Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?
If you choose to introduce your baby to a pacifier, you want only the best pacifier for your child, whether a standard binkie style that have been around for decades, or maybe you want to have a little fun with your child’s pacifier and provide them with a variety of fun designs (like our favorite Mustachifier shown right) is up to you.
There are literally hundreds of pacifier styles – even ones you can design yourself or personalize to ensure that your child’s pacifier can be identified when there are several babies having a play date.
Best Pacifiers – Standard Design
Whether you choose to use a pacifier or not, it might not be a bad idea to have a couple on hand in case your baby really would benefit from the use of a high quality pacifier. If you are planning on breast-feeding your baby, you may want to delay the use of a pacifier until your nursing routine is well established.
While some infants do become attached to the use of the pacifier, the orthodontic designs can be more beneficial than letting them suck their thumb or fingers, and unlike fingers, when you wish to wean your child off the pacifier, you can dispose of the pacifier much easier than you could your child’s fingers.
Below are some of the best pacifiers in the standard style. The Pink & Purple Phillips AVENT Soothie is the kind the hospital gave me when my youngest daughter was born in 2009. My older children were given the NUK style when they were born many years earlier. I breastfed my youngest daughter, and was able to use the pacifier at night and she slept much more soundly with less middle of the night feedings disrupting my sleep.
Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier, 0-3 Months, 2-Pack, Pink/PurplePhilips AVENT BPA Free Freeflow Pacifier, 0-6 Mths, 2-PackPhilips AVENT Translucent Ortho Infant Pacifier, 0-6 MthsThe First Years 2 Pack GumDrop Newborn Pacifier, Blue/GreenDr. Brown’s PreVent Design Pacifier, Girls, Stage 1, 0-6 MonthsNUK 2 Pack Classic Silicone BPA Free Fashion Pacifier, Size 1Gerber Nuk Newborn Orthodontic Pacifier Latex Size1 – 2 eaNatursutten BPA-Free Natural Rubber Pacifier, 0-6 Mths, 2 PackMAM Silicone Start Pacifier, Boy, 2-Count
Fun & Silly Pacifier Designs
Mustachifier – Top Rated Best Pacifiers
If this isn’t the most adorable pacifier I have ever seen!
If you’re one of those parents who love when your baby gets that little added attention, or just love a good laugh – then this is THE best pacifiers for your little one.
The Mustachifier is BPA free, has a natural orthodontic shape and even comes with a snap-on hygienic cap.
Available in three designs – The “Gentleman” is shown at left, the “Cowboy” and the “Ladies Man” are below).
Highly rated on Amazon.com by over 200 parents, this is one pacifier that is sure to get a second look from all who catch a glimpse of your handsome little man.
One of the most popular pacifier styles today is the Wubanub. It is a combination of plush toy and pacifier that gives baby not only the pacifier to suck, but the soft and cuddly stuffed toy to cuddle.
The combination of the two is great for being better able to hold on to the pacifier for your child, with the added security of their soft ‘friend’ to help comfort and soothe them when they aren’t very happy.
There are a lot of adorable Wubanub designs to choose from, here is our favorite top 24 styles.
WubbaNub GiraffeWubbanub MonkeyWubbaNub LambWubbaNub ElephantWubbaNub Brown PuppyWubbanub CaterpillarWubbaNub Little LionWubbaNub Green FrogWubbanub OwlWubbaNub Yellow DuckWubbaNub Tabby KittenWubbaNub Pink BearWubbanub ZebraWubbanub TurtleWubbaNub Pink ElephantWubbanub DinoWubbanub Longhorn BullWubbaNub DragonWubbaNub DogWubbaNub Blue BearWubbaNub TigerWubbaNub CowWubbanub Safari PuppyWubbanub Blue Pony
Custom & Personalized Pacifiers
If you want a more personal pacifier for your baby, you can find some amazing designs on Zazzle.com. If you’re really creative, you can create your own custom designs and personalize the pacifiers to a perfect style to suit your baby.
Here are just a few of the thousands of designs available. Try it today and see how you can put photos, personal nicknames, and special messages on your baby’s pacifier.
Keep Calm and Love your Mommy Baby PacifierLovely Flowers Baby PacifierPolka Dots Monogram Baby PacifiersElegant Floral Stripes Monogram PacifiersBaby Pink Chevron PacifierZigzag Light and Dark Brown Baby PacifiersBlack and White Chevron Monogram PacifiersBeige Chevron with Pink Monogram Baby Pacifiers