Is pacifier good for infant?

Philippines
March 31, 2007 10:33pm CST
Is pacifier good for infant? My baby is just 3 months old. Do you recommend using pacifier at this age?
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@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
1 Apr 07
A baby does need a way to soothe themselves...but none of my babies really used the pacy. My oldest and baby do use their fingers...my daughter still uses her thumb. My baby uses his left finges for comfort. You'll just have to make sure you know that when they get older, getting them weened will be the hardest. My oldest son sucked his thumb for all of one week then he stopped. I tried getting my baby to the paci, but he rather do his fingers.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
thanks fr the idea. I will keep that in mind. Fingers might just be a good alternative.
• United States
1 Apr 07
My 4 year old tried to start sucking her thumb when she was 3 and she would sneak and do it until recently, see her grandmother would allow her to do it, and when I caught her, I would get mad and scold her. So I had to do the old trick where you scare them and put pepper sauce on their thumb, but it worked and she has not stuck her thumb in her mouth for months........ I hope that did not sound bad, she never actually stuck the pepper thumb in her mouth. She smelled it and knew it would burn.
@ironstruck (2300)
• Canada
1 Apr 07
I recommend you wean your child from pacifiers as soon as possible or you will one day have a two year old running around with a pacifier.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
I have not started it yet. I am not even sure if i let her start with pacifier that is why i ask opinions here. But i sure dont want to see my child running around with pacifier.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
1 Apr 07
It is easier to break a child of using a pacifier than it is to break them of sucking their thumb or fingers. Many times a baby needs to suck for comfort or to exercise the muscles associated with eating and speaking, so if your baby at 3 mo nths seems to need to suck more then giving him a pacifier would be a good thing. Just be readyu to wean them off by the time they are 2.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
okay. I will bear that in mind. Thanks for the advice!
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
My pediatrician told me before not to use pacifier. It could cause gas and deformed the baby's teeth.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
1 Apr 07
There's nothing wrong with using a pacifier, they have proven that it doesn't affect teeth or anything due to what they're made of. I started my daughter on one around the same age, it helped to calm her & help her get to sleep.
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
It's our family tradition that we don't allow babies to use pacifiers. I already have 2 nieces and 1 nephew. WHen they were still young, my Mom won't allow them to use it because they might get addicted to it and she says it's not good for babies. She said it can eventually make a baby's mouth portrude once being done always. Well, as to my part, I think it's just alright to let them use it especially that sometimes when pacifiers are put on their mouths, they would stop crying, right? However I still believe not to let them use it everyday, or every hour of the day. Just once in a while. :)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Sometimes you have to give a baby a passy. I personally do not like to see a child over 18 mos with one. I used one with my 2nd child becuase I found myself feeding her more than needed. She would cry for food and want the food. But when I started her with a passy at 2 mos she stopped eating so much. I tool her off the bottle and the passy at eight months. I did not wean her off of them. I just took them from her. The first night she cried a little, but after that she never wanted either again.