Mum's tips on using a pacifiers and soothers
- It is natural for your baby to suck, so this is why they like pacifiers.
- Sucking can help calm and comfort your baby if a cuddle is not enough and many parents decide to give their babies pacifiers.
- Once you find a pacifier that your baby is happy with, you will probably find they will want to keep with this design and reject others.
- For hygiene and safety reasons, you should change your baby's pacifier every four weeks.
- Always make sure the pacifiers are clean before you give to your baby
- Always inspect the pacifier before you give it to your baby, and replace if it is worn or torn in any way.
- Never dip the pacifier into sweet substances because it will damage their teeth.
- Never attach ribbons or cords to your soother.
- It's a good idea to keep a couple of spare pacifiers close by so always have a sterile one available to soothe your baby quickly.
Moving them off the pacifier or soother
- Slowly does it. Slowly reduce the amount of time your baby uses the pacifier, this will help to move them off gradually with minimum upset.
- Other Soothing techniques. Distract your baby with a fun activity or toy. When they are upset soothe them with cuddles and music often works.
- Trade it in. For older children who understand, trade the pacifier for a new toy. Take them to store and make it an adventure.
- Time to grow up. Surround your child with friends that don't have a pacifier, but don't make fun of them this could distress them more. Try to explain that the other children are growing up like adults and your child should try it too.
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