A pacifier is every baby’s best friend. It’s a must-have!
Pacifiers come in handy when you have a fussy baby. Not only does it help soothe a crying baby, but can also help your baby fall asleep as well as ease discomforts. In fact, some studies have shown that babies who use pacifiers at bedtime and nap time have a lower risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). But if you’re worried that using pacifiers can interfere with breastfeeding, wait until your newborn is at least 3 – 4 weeks old.
Here are our favorite pacifiers for breastfed babies:
1. WubbaNub Pacifier
Part plush toy, part pacifier – the amazing WubbaNub makes a perfect companion for the little one. Also, the patented design keeps any baby’s pacifier close by and prevents it from getting lost, dropped, or misplaced. Besides the giraffe (as shown in the picture above), other adorable designs include penguin, lion, bear, and kitty.
Get it at bedbathandbeyond.com for $13.99.
2. Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier
Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier is a hospital-trusted pacifier for newborns and babies before teething. Moreover, it’s specially designed to fit a newborn’s mouth comfortably. Soft, flexible, and durable, the pacifier is made of hospital grade silicone which is BPA-free, taste-free, and odor-free.
Get it at Amazon.com for $4.29.
3. Tomme Tippee Closer to Nature
Tommee Tippee’s Close To Nature Pacifiers are perfect for babies from 6 – 18 months of age (for infants 0 – 6 months of age, there’s a smaller version). In addition, the pacifier is perfect for babies who are in the teething phase. We also especially love the fun and cute animal series. It comes in various animal designs such as zebra, dalmatian, bumble bee, and more.
Get it at Amazon.com for $6.90.
4. Nuk Breeze Orthodontic Pacifier
The NUK Breeze Pacifier brings together function and design with an easy grip button. Furthermore, the contemporary infinity shape with large air holes allows 8 times more air flow than other core pacifiers and helps reduce skin irritation. Also, it’s designed to fit comfortably on your baby’s face and allows for easy breathing.
Get it at Toy “R” Us for $4.99.
5. The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier
Distributed in hospitals worldwide, GumDrop pacifiers are great for babies 0 – 3 months old. It has an innovative one-piece design constructed of durable, latex-free silicone. Besides that, it’s also shaped to fit baby’s face while staying clear of his or her nose.
Get it at Amazon.com for $3.99.