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Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me? Tapping the Pacifier

Bottle, breast, finger or pacifier babies love to suck. From the moment they enter the world, lil ones seem on a quest to find something to put in their mouths. While a thumb or finger is always available, 40 percent of LilSugar readers opt to give their babes the artificial nipple when attempting to soothe them.

When baby doesn't immediately calm down, many mamas look for another answer to hush their screaming child. Though singing and shushing work for some, repeatedly tapping the binky works for others. On a recent outing, I looked around to find several new moms standing over their children and tapping their pacifiers in hopes of quieting them down. Where this motion came from I can't tell you, but I can vouch for its effectiveness!

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