do you use pacifier for you little angel?

Philippines
June 14, 2008 5:42am CST
do you think pacifier is advisable for you baby? My baby,doesn't like use pacifier co'z after she suck it she got tend to pack air in her stomach.
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16 responses
@spyjob (214)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Pacifier is the most stupid thing invented for a baby. The baby gain nothing but a stomachache which I don't know if mothers realized this. My pedia doesn't recommend this and can't imagine why this thing is popular in the market. The stomach keeps on digesting for nothing but a saliva and air then followed by gas pain. We parents should be aware of the things we gave to our children and not just follow the trend.
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• Australia
16 Jun 08
I have to disagree here - babies will suck on a dummy/pacifier for comfort & even relief when they're teething. My daughter had a hard time with teething & the pacifier helped her a lot - as she was able to gnaw at it, which relieved her gums a lot & allowed her to sleep. Chew rings & stuff are fine except they cant hold them & gnaw on them while asleep or trying to fall asleep. They're popular coz they can sooth baby to sleep & give them comfort. As long as you pick the right one there's nothing wrong with them. Maybe different people & different cultures just believe in different things but my pediatrician was fine with my daughter having one since it soothed her gums & allowed her to sleep.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I think you guys have a very good Ideas and knoweldge explaning about pacifier. Both of you have a good point. But, I guess the bottom line here,we as parents has all the total control if we will allow this to use by our babies.
@Gemmygirl1 (2868)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
As i said before as a reply to someone elses comments. My daughter had a hard time with teething & the pacifier helped her a lot - as she was able to gnaw at it, which relieved her gums a lot & allowed her to sleep. Chew rings & stuff are fine except they cant hold them & gnaw on them while asleep or trying to fall asleep. They're popular coz they can sooth baby to sleep & give them comfort. As long as you pick the right one there's nothing wrong with them. They make them with the help of dentists so they don't affect the teeth or mouth & i think if your child wants one & cant sleep without one, then there's no harm in letting them have one. I think it's a bit unfair to the child to refuse it, especially if they are over tired & not sleeping at all - especially while they have growth spurt or are teething - this is when i found them the most useful!
• United States
18 Jun 08
Those are really good points. My daughter had real trouble sleeping when her first teeth were coming in. A pacifer would have been ideal then. I was still learning! Be well. Thanks for the great tips.
@SangsTurks (1446)
• India
15 Jun 08
No i do not like the use of pacifiers for my child. one should void pacifiers especially the gel/liquid filled ones as they can leach out at times. And perhaps like you said they they pack air in thrie tummy. This happens because what they basicaly are doing is sucking air while sucking the pacifier!
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I guess your are correct.
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
All babies are different, even within the same family. My oldest son liked his soother and had it until he turned two. He has excellent speaking skills and it wasn't difficult to take it from him. (Well adjusted little dude!) My daughter wanted nothing to do with a pacifier. When she needed to satisfy her sucking reflex she would suck on my index finger. My new baby doesn't seem to want one either - he's usually a good tempered baby, but like my daughter, when he needs to suck he wants my finger rather than a soother. Of course, he'd rather have my nipple, but you can only feed them so many hours of the day. LOL
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Yes I guess your right with your comment babies has there own attitude and we can't compare from one another.
• United States
14 Jun 08
I used one, when needed for my boys. I do suggest, if you dont want them to have it when they are older, take it away before they can ask for it. I took it away at about 8 months and he never missed it after that.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
16 Jun 08
and comments to others who made negative about pacifier,well my little one is using pacifier since birth and so far she has no problem with the tummy,the teeth and most of it the pronunciaction,she has 3 names and under 2 yrs old she can pronouce her name properly.so why is that other kids are not using pacifier and and cannot prononuce properly and still bad teeth and looks funny on thier mouth why is that?dont blame the pacifier about it.
@holachika (176)
14 Jun 08
i grew up with a pacifier. but when i had a child of my own, i never once tried giving him one. prolonged use of pacifiers may affect the child's speech because it changes the contour of your palate. it also has a psychological effect, though i can't recall the specifics.
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Oh really? in that case i will not really push my daughter to use it. Thanks for the advise
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
14 Jun 08
yes pacifier is good for a baby and it helps a lot.my little one is using since birth till now.she is 4 yrs old and still using it now but only during the night and the air in the tummy so means she does not like it.dont force her coz its no good for her health.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Thanks for you advice. I think,I won't let my baby use the pacifier,anyway she don't like it.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
14 Jun 08
To give or not to give - pacifiers and babies
All three of my babies used a pacifier and all three of them rejected it after about three months of age. And I'm glad, I've heard stories where parents had a heck of a time trying to get a pacifier away from thier child after they got up in age. Nightmare stories where the child was inconsolable when then pacifier was lost, and the parents had to make a midnight run to the nearest store for another one just so everyone could get some sleep. I wouldn't deny a child a pacifier. They have that instinctive need to suck. I don't know how I would have handled a situation like I mentioned. But I wouldn't deny my babies a pacifier.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
That was really true. My niece, was so pacified with pacifier she can very get sleep without pacifier on her mouth. Almost same stories with your friends.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I really don't like pacifier for my son but I have no choice 'coz he still need it. Maybe later if he grow older I will take it away.
@wahm805 (76)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I'm still torn on what I will do and she's due in 2 wks. I've always been under the impression that they are not good..dental problems, etc. But since I've been pregnant, I've only read positive things about them. They help with the sucking reflex, there may be possible links to them and the decreased risk of SIDS, etc. But I know that when they dont have it once they are used to them, it's a nightmare for them to be soothed. I guess I'll play it by ear.
@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
16 Jun 08
All 3 of my kids used pacifiers. My 2 boys were picky about which kind they wanted so i had to go buy the nuk ones. My daugher was happy and content with the one they gave her at the hospital.. glad they sell those at the store. lol. My 2 year old still has a pacifier. he dont have it all the time but mainly when he goes to sleep.
@olyngurl (149)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
before i was using pacifier for my baby but her dentist told me that i should not use pacifier because it might affect her teeth and she doesn't get any benefit with it except that she will stop crying but still you can stop her crying by showing her that you love her.. And now she doesn't like pacifier anymore..
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
My baby's pediatrician does not advice using pacifier for my baby. I think it only soothes your baby when he keeps on crying. Also, i think its bad for the teeth of the babies. :)
15 Jun 08
I had 8 kids but never use pacifier,some babies they just do thumb suck. I believe that pacifier deforms babies growing dentures.besides it will give them germs.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
as a mother to my 1 year old daughter i always put pacifier to her mouth and i think nothing wrong with it.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I did with my son. But he will only suck on it for a few minutes, then he'll try to put it out of his mouth. In the end, I gave up on letting him the pacifier. It wasn't effective for him.