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Try Ortho Pro: In recent years, pediatric medical discussion on the use of pacifiers has focused on the ability of non-nutritive sucking (nns) to seemingly have the ability to reduce sudden infant death syndrome (sids). From a dental viewpoint, the use of pacifiers is recommended with caution as it can cause several changes in the way a child's teeth relate. Playtex ortho-pro has shown little orthodontic change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: In recent years, pediatric medical discussion on the use of pacifiers has focused on the ability of non-nutritive sucking (nns) to seemingly have the ability to reduce sudden infant death syndrome (sids). From a dental viewpoint, the use of pacifiers is recommended with caution as it can cause several changes in the way a child's teeth relate. Playtex ortho-pro has shown little orthodontic change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more
Wen 2 introduce baby pacifier n wen 2 throw it away, 2 njoy more pros than cons?I read d pros n cons over internet. Or is it gud not 2 use pacifier?
Pacifiers help: Reduce sids and satisfy babies' need to suck. As they get older, they become a type of security blanket. There are recommendations not to start them before breast milk is established. I have never seen a pacifier interfere with breast feeding, so starting as young as you want is fine. The oldest they should have one is when it starts to misshape the teeth. That is usually from 2-4 years. ...Read more
What is the best way to wean my 24 month old from the pacifier? He mostly uses it at night and for naps.
Yes: Some studies that suggest it diminishes the risk of crib death & it does pacify baby.The titty police tell you it will confuse baby & make them reject the breast.I consider that an easy excuse when all their counseling doesn't help a reluctant baby take to the breast, which happens.Older kids ? teeth issues, maybe,but a thumbs are harder to remove when the time comes. ...Read more
Boil a pacifier for : 5 minutes before 1st use. If using a WubbaNub, wash in the washing machine & air dry. Some pacifiers can be washed in the dishwasher. Read healthychildren.org on sleep consolidation between 1-4 mos. By 5 mos. the pacifier will be baby's sleep association; when he night wakes, he'll cry for it if he can't find it. By 6 mos., if you've been going in & giving him the pacifier, it'll be a bad habit. ...Read more
My 5 month old uses pacifiers a lot more now, esp to sleep. Is this a good habit? Also he needs my breasts as a comfort, if he doesn't use pacifiers.
Pacifiers: are generally harmless in the first few months of life, and may even reduce SIDS risk, but it becomes more difficult to stop the habit if used for much longer. Excessive pacifier use is linked to speech delays and dental problems. It's also important to stop it as early as possible so that baby learns to self soothe and fall asleep without it. ...Read more
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