My 7 months baby needs pacifier (non orthodobtic) to go to bed. He does not need when he is awake. Is there any long term impact to my baby?
There are some concerns that pacifier use may affect dental development, but this is usually only a concern if pacifier use continues beyond age 2-4 years.
Besides, pacifiers have been shown to decrease sids risk in infants, and they're much easier to get rid of than fingers!