Nah nah, sucky, paci, binky, nuk-nuk, tooky … whatever kids call them, one of the most important facets of successfully using a pacifier is knowing when to stop using it. Though some physicians who care for children suggest weaning from the pacifier at about nine to 12 months – the same time you banish the bottle – others believe aiming to wean by about 18 months is good, too. Whenever you choose to wean baby, you can make the transition to being pacifier-free a little easier on you and your little one with the tips from the pros as reported by WebMD.
Two years I blogged on “Pacifiers for Babies – What are the Risks and Benefits?” Recently, WebMD reported that it “went to pediatricians, parents, therapists, and dentists to get the pros and cons of baby pacifiers.” I thought you parents would find the results interesting. Continue reading
Family physicians and pediatricians are often asked for guidance about pacifier use in babies and children. We’re also asked when to appropriately wean a child from a pacifier. Unfortunately, studies show that now every physician is up to date of the evidence. But, here I explain to parents the best evidence on the benefits and the risks of pacifier use, so that you can make wise decisions for your baby.
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