Pacifiers often serve as an effective substitute for the presence of parents or for soothing babies when they throw tantrums. Therefore, many parents consider them as a helpful tool to comfort their baby. But, are pacifiers really good for your little kids?
Pacifier for Babies: Pros
To some babies, pacifiers are the key to satisfaction between feedings. Here are what a pacifier can do:
- Soothe a crying baby
- Distract a baby temporarily
- Enable a baby to be independent through self-soothing
- Encourage a baby to fall asleep
- Relieve discomfort during flights
Pacifiers are believed to decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Pacifiers are disposable and, hence, can be easily thrown away on wear and tear, or on reaching the expiration date.