Cub never really took to pacifiers. At two months, he spit out his hospital-issued pacifier, found his thumb, and the rest is history. And, oh my word, I received so much flack for having a thumb-sucker. This was crazy to me. He could self-soothe, his thumb was always attached ... but for some reason, certain people were appalled with his habit and warned his teeth would be ruined forever. You could take away a pacifier, but you can't take away a thumb! As a former thumb-sucker, this was funny to me. I quit the habit at a young age. Cub chose his thumb, I didn't choose it for him. Anyway. I think this is yet another baby topic that people love to have opinions about!
I knew from the beginning that Naomi would be a pacifier baby. Her sucking reflex is crazy. The poor baby has a sad little stomach, and her pacifier has given her relief when she gets so wound up she can't relax and release gas. I'm more than happy to accommodate her, but this pacifier thing is new to me. I asked advice from friends and scoured the pacifier aisle at Target. I checked out some different options, and so far she likes this one:
Avent. Cute, yes? I'm sure her taste will change as she gets older, but for now, this is the winner. Who knew there were so many pacifier options?
Or adorable accessories??
An owl pacifier clip, a la Etsy. On its way to my house. Love.
So. Any pacifier advice out there? Dos and don'ts?
Have a lovely day!