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What are the safety concerns associated with pacifiers?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Few safety concerns
Wash the pacifier, and examine it for defects (cracked, elongated nipple, etc.
) if you find any defects-discard it. Never tie a string around the pacifier-it could be a strangulation hazard. Limit pacifier use to bedtime, or times of high stress. This will reduce the chance of developing a pacifier habit later on, which might lead to dental problems.

In brief: Few safety concerns
Wash the pacifier, and examine it for defects (cracked, elongated nipple, etc.
) if you find any defects-discard it. Never tie a string around the pacifier-it could be a strangulation hazard. Limit pacifier use to bedtime, or times of high stress. This will reduce the chance of developing a pacifier habit later on, which might lead to dental problems.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Don't tie it on
Pacifiers can be very effective and safe soothers for babies.
Follow these simple safety precautions if you decide to use one: make sure the pacifier is one solid piece, the shield should be at least 1.5 inches across and have ventilation holes, never tie the pacifier to your baby's crib or around her neck, and inspect/replace frequently. Bpa has not been found in latex or silicone pacifiers.

In brief: Don't tie it on
Pacifiers can be very effective and safe soothers for babies.
Follow these simple safety precautions if you decide to use one: make sure the pacifier is one solid piece, the shield should be at least 1.5 inches across and have ventilation holes, never tie the pacifier to your baby's crib or around her neck, and inspect/replace frequently. Bpa has not been found in latex or silicone pacifiers.
Dr. Melissa Arca
Dr. Melissa Arca
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