You may know them as pacis, binkies, soothies, or a slew of other names we call that thing that we stick in our baby’s mouth to help them stop crying. In my house, pacifiers often work like magic. But are there actual benefits to using them? Today we’re going to dig into the science of pacifiers and address some of the most burning questions new parents have on this topic, as well as tips for addressing some of the more problematic paci woes.
Is it OK to use a pacifier when your little one is crying or fussing? Well, according to experts, yes it is! Pacifiers are completely safe and even effective to use. However, you have to use them correctly and plan to wean your little one off them. In this guide, we’ll highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly side of pacifiers.