Baby Pacifiers

A is a pacifier teat without bottle and is intended to satisfy the need to suck from babies without giving them food or drink.

A pacifier is made up of a suction portion of rubber or silicone, a plastic shield in order to prevent the baby from swallowing the teat, and sometimes a ring in order to easily remove the teat.

There are several forms pacifiers: Cherry shape, which is designed to imitate the shape of the breast as well as possible, and the dental, which is better for the teeth coming. For babies who already have teeth, there are additional strong pacifiers.

 A is a pacifier teat without bottle and is intended to satisfy the need to suck from babi Baby Pacifiers


In 1949, two German doctors have developed a pacifier for babies in a healthy and hygienic way to respond to the need to suck drilling institutions. The pacifier was born.


Sucking is the first activity of a newborn baby. Many children put their thumb already in the mouth when they are still in the womb. It brings them security, affectivity and even keeps them alive.

Babies know immediately how to take the nipple of the mother right in the mouth and the pacifier has become the means to monitor that activity. It has now been proven that a pacifier a child during the first six months of life fundamentally assists in his development.

In Belgium sold more than one million pacifiers in 2008. A child consumed during its first year on average ten to fifteen pacifiers, most lose.

Material and design

A good pacifier is the result of rigorous scientific studies and therefore the shape of the pacifier been adjusted several times over the years. The best known form is the form cherry, based on the shape of the mother's breast. Today there pacifiers that follow the shape of the child's mouth.

Also, the material from which the pacifier is made of has undergone some changes. Currently, pacifiers are available with a suction piece of latex or silicone. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Still, manufacturers recommend latex, because the much closer feeling of the mother and immediately takes on the temperature of the mouth.


About how long their children pacifier really need is a lot of discussion, but according to the producers, it is logical that children up to two years suspended on a pacifier. From that children go to school and learn all kinds of social skills, which makes them less and less dependent on their pacifier.

Producers recommend it strongly down to take off pacifiers too early, because then they thumb sucking, which brings much more harm to the palate and tooth growth than a pacifier. "A child of two years, you can simply explain why his pacifier should issue, while a six-month period all still do not understand," said a pacifier producer.


  • In crisis can bring the pacifier to calm the baby and his parents.
  • The pacifier can be effective in pain or other pains as cradles does not help.
  • It is easier for parents to monitor the use of pacifier with their babies than to prevent him to thumb sucking. As soon as he adopted the habit, which he can not be unlearned just abruptly.
  • According to studies, the pacifier may reduce the risk of SIDS.


  • For some, the pacifier is unhealthy and dirty.
  • For others hinders thumb or finger sucking tooth development.


To unlearn the use of the pacifier, parents sometimes use a specific reason to leave the pacifier omitted Sometimes they are hung on a tree or pacifier given to Santa Claus.

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