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Pacifiers

Pacifiers

There are many people who think that the inventor of a pacifier was an orthodontist. Well that is not the truth, my thought is that it was a breastfeeding mother who was overly tired of their child using their breast for a pacifier. Well now that you’ve chewed on that for thought, pacifiers are exactly that, they are to be used to pacify at certain times and in very stressful occasions such as, a super long trip in the car, nap time, or bedtime. And no, I did not stutter and I did complete my thought.

Pacifiers are not to be used as a cow bell wrapped around your child’s neck or a lapel mic connected to a string. It is not to be worn as a badge of honor. Sometimes it’s my thought to just detach it from the child and hook it to the parent. This way the parent can see how it feels to walk around with a decorated large piece of rubber that’s attached to their clothing, that seems to have fuss, crackers, and miscellaneous things that is has collected from the bottom of the diaper bag or moms purse.

A pacifier has a home, and that home is in a case on a shelf used for certain times a day. You should carry two at all times in the diaper bag if you are traveling or out during naptime, so that you don’t have to worry about not having it. If your child is fully fed there is no need for a pacifier. Step up and be the parent, talk to your child through certain situations, don’t depend on the pacifier to do your job. Hanging the badge of honor to your child’s clothing and letting them walk around with it all day takes away the reverence of the pacifier, it no longer has power. But if you are feeling the need to put your local orthodontist children through college by all means pin not one, instead pin two pacifiers on your child.