Does baby really need pacifier?

Every parents have their own perspective about pacifier, some said it is necessary for babies and they said pacifier can help soothe babies. Some said it may cause nipple confusion, or even cause a mother’s milk supply to drop because the baby is sucking at the breast less, then may would harm their teeth development.

Does baby really need pacifier?

Some babies able to soothe themselves, some need pacifier to help them feel calm. Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that parents need to wait until your baby is breastfeeding well and your milk supply is established in order to prevent nipple confusion, your baby’s 1 month birthday should be about right. If your baby is nursing well, gaining weight, and has a routine feeding schedule, you can start earlier. Give baby the pacifier after their regular feedings to make sure they gets all the nourishment they needs.

The benefits of using a soother


Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows giving infants a pacifier at night helps reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). “While it’s not as significant as sleeping position or avoiding blankets, some studies show that sucking on a soother does help prevent SIDS,” says Saunders. It even helps if your baby spits it out as soon as she falls asleep. The only time pacifiers should be restricted is if a child is prone to ear infections. “Sucking on a soother may make it difficult for the ear tubes to drain properly,” says Saunders.

As a new parent, comforting your baby is one of your highest priorities, and you may find a pacifier very helpful.

Also, a pacifier habit is easier to break than a thumb-sucking habit. After all, you can dispose of a binky!

Once your child is two or three years old, it’s time to phase out the soother to avoid adverse dental effects. Underlying changes to the jawbone usually don’t start until around age four, and the hard palette isn’t fused until about ages six to eight. But if you worry, you can talk with your dentist to confirm.

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Best pacifier for baby

Nookums

Best for: Babies and parents who are easily losed pacifier

Top benefits: Paci-Plushies holder compatible with most brand pacifier (Nuk. Chicco, Avent soothie) and teether

Read more: Nookums paci-plushies or Wubbanub

Nuk Breeze Orthodontic Pacifier

Best for: Babies who are easily distracted by a pacifier's handle.

Top benefits: Uniquely shaped nipple that doesn't stain

Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier

Best for: Parents who are ready to start trying pacifiers and want to start with the simplest option

Top benefits: One-piece construction, high-quality material

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Nookums paci-plushies or WubbaNub?

Speaking of pacifiers, there may be many mothers who often panic when the little one cries for losing his pacifier. You can find two similar pacifier in market, one is Nookums and the other is Wubbanub, both of them have plushies into it, make parents and kids can find pacifier easily. Then the next question is which one is suitable for my baby? Are they safe for babies? Are they a truly solution for my crying baby?

Let us tell you pros and cons between each product.

Nookums paci-plushies pros:

  1. The first pacifier holder that suits most of pacifier brands, Nuk, Avent, Chicco, Shootie, etc.

  2. The pacifier it comes with is Nookums brand. its a basic 0-6m orthodontic style.

  3. While your baby doesn’t use pacifier anymore, you can easily change pacifier with teether, but remain the plushies they loved. Ease to transition, thanks to the silicon loop.

  4. The fur is soft, the entire thing is stuffed with Polyester.

  5. All Paci-Plushies characters are machine washable.

  6. They're BPA and Phthalate free.

  7. They have 3 collection, paci-plushies buddies, paci-plushies blankies (blanket), paci-plushies shakies added feature of a soft rattle sound that stimulates and encourages self-play.

Nookums paci-plushies cons:

  1. Some buyers report that without the weighted feet, pacifier may still fall out of the baby's mouth until he/she is old enough to hold it in.

  2. Due to the ever changing market, some pacifiers might not fit the ring snuggly.

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WubbaNub pros:

  1. They’ve been in business over a decade.

  2. WubbaNub have more animals plushies to choose from, some are cuter.

  3. The weighted front feet which filled with beans help keep the pacifier in the mouth.

  4. BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free.

  5. Plushies and pacifiers are sewn together, they are undetachable.

  6. They have 2 collection, WubbaNub lovey and WubbaNub pacifier. Certain styles are cheaper than Nookums paci-plushies.

WubbaNub cons:

  1. Because the Wubbanub is attached to a Soothie pacifier, it is only recommended for 0-6 months (not for baby with teeth).

  2. Wubbanub is attached, there is no way to change out a damaged pacifier or if baby prefers a different style or brand of pacifier, or even teether.

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Like every parenting issue, there is no one right or wrong answer. It will depend on what the individual child likes. But, here to mention, have you ever read your pacifier’s welcome instruction? Probably not, I’m guessing.

Actually in every pacifier’s welcome instruction, they told parents not to user longer than 2 months. If you use WubbaNub, it means you need to change WubbaNub every 2 months, since they plushies and pacifier is undetachable. You can rip the seams on your wub and replace the soothie but it won’t be easy.

If you want to know more about Nookums, I write blog about it, just click here and enjoy the reading.

If you really interested in Nookums, even want to introduce it to your local market, kindly contact us!! We are currently looking for a distributor in Indonesia. Knock us and we will be back to you shortly.

Dear parents, please choose wisely!!
— BabyLux