When Pacifiers May not be a Good Idea
Pacifiers aren’t necessarily a good idea for every child. In fact, there are some cases in which pacifiers should be avoided altogether for a baby’s health and safety.
Do not give a pacifier to your baby in these circumstances:
- The baby is struggling to gain weight
- The baby is prone to frequent ear infections
- Babies who are a high risk for latex allergies
- Child is older and developing a speech impediment
In summary, babies whose physical well being is at risk – whether it’s their current health or future development – due to the use of a pacifier should not be given one.