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Has anyone tried using a pacifier for their baby? Did it help with soothing?

Hey everyone! I'm a first-time mom and my baby has been really fussy lately. I've heard that using a pacifier can help soothe them, but I'm not sure if it's worth trying. Have any of you used pacifiers for your little ones? Did you find it helpful in calming them down? I'm curious to hear your experiences and any advice you might have. Thanks in advance!

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aufderhar.monique

I was initially hesitant about using a pacifier for my baby, partly because I didn't want to create a dependency, but also because I had heard that using it too often could cause problems with teeth alignment later. But then, my baby's constant crying and fussiness began to take a toll on both of us. So, I decided to give it a try. It worked wonders - she would stop crying almost immediately upon being given the pacifier. It was only used during sleep time or when she was feeling particularly fussy, so we didn't have any issues with over-dependency. She's now six months old and still uses it occasionally, but I'm confident that we'll be able to wean her off of it without too much trouble. Overall, I would say that using a pacifier was extremely helpful and made both mine and my baby's lives easier, but I would advise against using them too frequently.

leann.gusikowski

Yes, pacifiers have definitely helped me soothe my baby. My little one has always been a pretty good sleeper, but there have been times when he's been extra fussy and difficult to settle. I found that giving him a pacifier really helped him calm down and fall asleep. It seems to give him something to focus on and comfort him when he's upset. I would definitely recommend trying it out!

lance.deckow

I'm a new mom and was initially hesitant about using a pacifier for my baby. However, it became quite evident early on that my little one was a non-stop sucker. Sucking seemed to be a source of comfort for her, and honestly, my nipples couldn't take the abuse. So I tried the pacifier, and it was like magic. Whenever she was fussy or upset, I would pop the pacifier in her mouth, and it would soothe her right away. It also allowed me to take care of some of the household things while she happily sucked away. But I was also careful not to let her become too dependent on it. She is now six months old and only uses it occasionally when she needs to be comforted. From my experience, pacifiers did help me a lot in soothing my baby, and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

myrtice21

I have mixed feelings about pacifiers. On one hand, they were helpful in calming my baby and making her drowsy. She loved to suck on things, and the pacifier was perfect for that. But on the other hand, it became a real challenge to wean her off of it. We had to go through a lot of screaming and crying, and it was tough on both of us. So while the pacifier worked in the short term, it caused some frustrating and distressing situations in the long term. If I had to do it over again, I would probably try to find other ways to soothe my baby rather than resorting to a pacifier. However, I know that every baby is different, so what worked for me might not work for others.

nolan92

I tried using a pacifier for my baby but unfortunately, it didn't work out very well. She just didn't seem that interested in it at all. In fact, every time I would put it in her mouth, she would just spit it right back out. I tried different brands and sizes, but nothing seemed to work. While I was initially disappointed that the pacifier didn't help soothe my baby, I eventually found other ways of calming her down, such as rocking her and singing to her. So, while pacifiers might work for some babies, they're not necessarily a miracle solution for everyone.

yasmin59

Absolutely! Pacifiers were a game changer for my second child and me. After the initial weeks of birth she was really fussy and would cry a lot, which was overwhelming for a first-time mom. A friend recommended that I give her a pacifier for soothing. It honestly helped her get to sleep and was a good distraction when she was upset. Now, she's three and no longer uses them. However, when she was a baby the pacifier worked like magic. Overall, I would say it's definitely worth trying out.

boyer.willow

As a mother of three kids, I can confidently say that pacifiers can be really helpful, but they're not for everyone. My first two kids weren't interested in pacifiers at all, but my third child was a different story. She would only sleep with a pacifier in her mouth, and it definitely helped to calm her down when she was upset. However, we did run into some issues later on with her becoming too dependent on it and having trouble breaking the habit. So, if you do decide to use a pacifier, just be aware that there can be some downsides to it as well. Overall, it's a personal choice and you'll have to figure out what works best for you and your baby.

kailey.hermann

When my son was born six months ago, he would scream and cry non-stop, and it seemed like there was nothing I could do to comfort him. Out of desperation, I tried giving him a pacifier, and it was an almost instant solution. It was like a miracle - he would calm down, suck on the pacifier, and eventually fall asleep. He's now grown to love his pacifier, and it's become a big part of his sleep routine. However, I do worry about the long-term effects of using a pacifier and over-dependence on it. So, while it's working well enough for us now, I am planning on weaning him off of it soon. I would advise parents to use pacifiers cautiously and ensure that their babies don't become too dependent on them.

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