Non-Toxic Eco Baby Pacifiers
Natural rubber pacifiers are softer than silicone so they tend to be more appealing to newborn babies. Silicone pacifiers last longer and are usually best for older babies and toddlers with teeth. Ultimately, it’s up to every parent to determine the pacifier that is best and safest for their baby, which will allow everyone to rest easy at night. All Pacifies in our collection are made from natural materials, BPA-free, phthalate-free and non-toxic, sustainably made, and earth-friendly.
Contrary to common concerns about pacifiers, they don’t cause nipple confusion or interfere with breastfeeding at all.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies be put on a pacifier between the ages of four and six months, but there are no studies showing how long it should be used for. The AAP also says that if you choose not to use one, your child can still get enough stimulation by sucking his hands, fingers, toys, or other objects. If you do decide to give him a pacifier, make sure it fits properly. It should fit snugly around the top of the mouth and under the lower lip without being too tight.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states: “Pacifiers are safe when used as directed; however, prolonged use may lead to dental problems such as tooth decay, oral infections, tongue thrusting, drooling, and speech delays.
The Orthodontic Nipple Pacifier has been specially designed to help prevent tongue thrusting and other harmful habits associated with thumb sucking. It can also help reduce drooling due to the shape of the nipple.
Rounded Nipple pacifiers are the most popular nipple pacifier available. These pacifiers have a rounded shape and are designed to be held by your baby’s mouth, rather than inserted into it. They may also be used as teethers for babies who chew on their hands or fingers.
The rounded nipple pacifier is ideal for infants who are not yet able to hold onto an object. This type of nipple pacifier is often recommended for use when breastfeeding because it allows you to feed your baby without having to worry about removing it from his or her mouth.
Pacifiers will not harm your baby. In fact, there is some evidence that pacifiers may help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Use the following tips when giving your baby a pacifier:
Do not use the top and nipple from a baby bottle as a pacifier, even if you tape them together. If the baby sucks hard, the nipple may pop out of the ring and choke her.
Purchase pacifiers that cannot possibly come apart. Those molded of one solid piece of plastic are particularly safe. If you are in doubt, ask your pediatrician for a recommendation.
The shield between the nipple and the ring should be at least 1-1⁄2 inches (3.8 cm) across, so the infant cannot take the entire pacifier into her mouth. Also, the shield should be made of firm plastic with ventilation holes.
Never tie a pacifier to your child’s crib or around your child’s neck or hand. This is very dangerous and could cause serious injury or even death.
Pacifiers deteriorate over time. Inspect them periodically to see whether the rubber is discolored or torn. If so, replace them. In addition, follow the recommended age range on the pacifier, as older children can sometimes fit an entire newborn pacifier in their mouth and choke