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Lil Tip: Keep Pacifiers Clean with Covers

If your lil one prefers a pacifier to your finger you're probably all too familiar with the "drop it, pick it up, wash it, put it back in and drop it again" routine. My doctor recommended washing new pacifiers with soap and water and soaking old pacifiers in white vinegar and water for a few minutes daily to keep them clean.

This works fine if you're just hanging at home, but once you go outside your babe's binky is susceptible to a whole world of different kinds of germs. I used to think of them as useless pieces of extra plastic, but pacifier covers are a simple and inexpensive solution to a very dirty problem and will keep pacifiers clean when you aren't near a faucet.


The options are many: from the relatively fancy sets like this Vice Versa Binky and Case, $12, to simpler pacifiers with built in covers.

For some additional pacifier covers,

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cbgmick cbgmick 7 years
My son never used them, never sucked on his fingers, or anything and had a really difficult time finding a way to sooth himself in falling asleep. However, my daughter really loves her paci and it's helpful to her falling asleep Each kid is different!The AAP now recommends that use of a pacifier may lower risk of SIDS so I for one am happy my daughter takes one!
cbgmick cbgmick 7 years
My son never used them, never sucked on his fingers, or anything and had a really difficult time finding a way to sooth himself in falling asleep. However, my daughter really loves her paci and it's helpful to her falling asleep Each kid is different! The AAP now recommends that use of a pacifier may lower risk of SIDS so I for one am happy my daughter takes one!
macgirl macgirl 7 years
For some they are little gifts from god.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
Funny, my mom never used them on us. I have a friend that uses her like its a gift from god. Interesting.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 7 years
These pacifiers are also bpa free (yeah i've been obsessing over plastics these days) i just dunno if he'll go for this... it's shaped differently from this 'bad plastic' one that he's soooo attached to (and only just before sleeping, he doesnt want it otherwise which we're VERY happy about... anyone have this? whats the baby rating?
roxtarchic roxtarchic 7 years
These pacifiers are also bpa free (yeah i've been obsessing over plastics these days) i just dunno if he'll go for this... it's shaped differently from this 'bad plastic' one that he's soooo attached to (and only just before sleeping, he doesnt want it otherwise which we're VERY happy about... anyone have this? whats the baby rating?
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
I prefer the little clips that attach to baby's clothing to keep the pacifier from getting lost and from getting dropped on the floor.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
why so adamantly against pacifiers Rally RE?
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
hey these are cute
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
hey these are cute
Rally-RE Rally-RE 7 years
how about we just throw all pacificers out and forget the case.if they fall on the floor, into the garbage they go! i hate pacificers.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 7 years
how about we just throw all pacificers out and forget the case. if they fall on the floor, into the garbage they go! i hate pacificers.
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