Best Pacifiers You Can Get For Your Baby: 2020 reviews

(Last Updated On: April 1, 2020)

When I had my first child, I have to say I was overwhelmed by so many available choices for… pretty much everything! Whether it was a baby bath, or a small high chair, or even pacifiers, there was always a huge variety of choose from. In today’s post, I will talk about how you can go about choosing the best pacifier for your little one.

Why Use A Pacifier?

Sometimes (depending on which country you are in), pacifiers can be used right away in the hospital. If you’re breastfeeding however, usually you’ll wait around four weeks before using a pacifier to avoid nipple confusion. After those four weeks are up, why do some moms use pacifiers?

Well, pacifiers can help your little one to calm down and sleep in between feedings.

There’s even some speculation that pacifiers can prevent SIDS and help your baby self-soothe when they’re older. By the age of two, you can start weaning them off, but whether you use one or not is ultimately your choice.

Best Pacifiers

What in the world should you buy when it comes to a pacifier? It seems like you’ve got so many choices as a new parent, but at least with these reviews, we’ll help you make the right call.

MAM Night Orthodontic Pacifier

This pacifier is curved so that it sits comfortably, with ultra soft nipples that’ll stay easily in your baby’s mouth. The symmetrical nipple is even perfect for optimal jaw development.

Why It’s So Popular:
– The glow in the dark quality makes it easy to find at night
– Even hours after it’s been light, the pacifier still emits a glow
– You can put it in both ways; there’s no “right side up”

Check price and more details here

Keep In Mind:
– It’s not all one piece, so dirt gets in
– It’s not as easy to clean as people would like
– It glows, but don’t buy it expecting something super strong


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WubbaNub Infant Pacifier

The adorable WubbaNub is durable and latex-free. It’s so great that it’s even distributed in hospitals and NICU units, and you can be sure your newborn will love it.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Crafty moms find it easy to modify to suit them
– Kids get distracted easily with it
– Different animals can soothe your baby in different ways

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Keep In Mind:
– You have to wash the pacifier with the toy that comes with it
– May be shaped too similarly to milk glass bottles
– Sellers have been providing knock-offs from China


The First Years GumDrop Newborn Pacifier

GumDrop pacifiers are also trusted by hospitals, with a design meant to steer clear of your cutie’s nose. You’ll have a clean spare with this two-pack that’ll be BPA, latex, and Phthalate free.

Why It’s So Popular:
– One piece and easy to clean
– You can throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done
– Your baby definitely won’t have any nipple confusion

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Keep In Mind:
– The pacifier isn’t exactly nipple-shaped
– Babies might have to suck quite hard


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Philips Avent BPA Free Contemporary Freeflow Pacifier

Orthodontic pacifiers like this one are designed for natural oral development of the teeth and gums. Six holes allow for ideal airflow while helping you to sterilize with ease.

 

Why It’s So Popular:
– Resemble the shape of a nipple
– Silicone, come in simple colors, have a snap on cap, and have no up/down
– The shield conforms to your baby’s face and has more air holes

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Keep In Mind:
– The Velcro straps might not work as well after a while
– They aren’t as durable as I would like


Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Night Pacifier

Even when your baby is teething, you can use the Tommee Tippee pacifier. The symmetrical orthodontic shape is modern and even glows in the dark. If your baby is 6-18 months old, this is a great pick.

Why It’s So Popular:
– No nipple confusion when using it
– It’s lightweight and the handle fits well
– It breathes well and your baby can place it back in easily

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Keep In Mind:
– The design wears off really easily
– You may not get any of the designs you ordered
– Some people say they don’t actually glow in the dark as well


Dr. Brown’s One Piece Silicone Pacifier

The shape of Dr. Brown’s pacifier is just like a nipple to avoid any confusion, with the shield below the nose for easier breathing. It’s easy to clean when all you have to do is throw it in the dishwasher!

Why It’s So Popular:
– Shaped just like the nipples on bottles
– Don’t require different shapes for different ages; good for all stages
– The shape helps babies learn how to curl their tongue

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Keep In Mind:
– The nipple is very long
– Can be a little big for the mouth
– Very stiff


Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier

Soothie pacifiers like this are distributed in hospitals nationwide. They’re orthodontic and BPA free, so you can be sure your baby is safe. The durability should ensure that you won’t need to buy tons of them either.

Why It’s So Popular:
– You can stick your finger into the center to help your baby latch easily
– Quality product made out of sturdy material
– Teeth aren’t bent or crooked; great for teething

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Keep In Mind:
– Some babies spit them out if your finger isn’t in it
– Can get stuck on kid’s fingers


Things To Consider:

When picking out any pacifier, it’s important to look at the fine print to be sure it matches the age and stage of your child. There are lots of factors that are important to consider though.

High Quality Materials

Anything you buy should be BPA free and made from a strong material like silicone. You’ll want it to withstand lots of biting, washing, and dropping.

Comfort

Your baby definitely won’t want to suck on something stiff and solid. Lots of pacifiers are soft and bendy, so try and find one of those.

Construction

The pacifier should be easy for your kiddo to hold and place in their own mouth when they’re ready. Some are slippery or don’t allow for easy grabbing, so keep that in mind.

Durable

It’s not fun to constantly replace pacifiers over and over because the ones you buy keep breaking. A pacifier should be able to handle high temperatures when you wash it and also occasional nibbles during teething.

Washable

Of course you want a pacifier that can be washed easily. You’re a busy mom (or dad), so make your life a little easier by picking up something that just goes in the dishwasher.

Tips On Using Pacifiers

It should be simple to buy something so small, but of course there are some tips that can make your life even easier.

Sanitize Regularly

First off, remember to sanitize regularly, usually about every week. Toss it in the dishwasher, into a boiling pot of water, or into a sanitizing kit. Rinse it with hot water if it drops, and maybe just buy a whole new one if your kiddo uses it when they’re sick.

Sizing

Pacifiers are often sized to a baby’s face, so if one is too big or too small, your baby might not use it. Remember to consider the size before you buy.

Take it Slow

Don’t try to wean your baby off of the pacifier when there’s a major change going on, like teething or toilet training. They’ll need that comforting object, so take it away after or before the change.

No Sharing

You can’t always prevent your children from sharing pacifiers if you have lots of little ones, but try your best! Do something as simple as giving them certain colors to prevent germs from spreading.

Remove Attachments

Before you lay your baby down to sleep, detach chords or strings that clip to clothing. Those only end up becoming a health risk.

Conclusion

As a new mother, it feels like you’re drowning when it comes to picking out the best products for your little one. Even finding the best pacifier can seem tough, so check out our list of the top brands out there. With the right pacifier, you’ll be feeling a lot calmer too!

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