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Pacifiers and 4 Month Olds

In my post on “Pacifiers’ Impact on Sleep”, I mentioned a situation with 4 month old twins where one of the babies became more dependent on the pacifier once he was done with overnight feedings.  He started waking 6-10 times a night looking for the paci.  When he was given the paci, he soothed and […]

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Pacifiers and Newborns

As I mentioned in the previous post, I think pacifiers can be a useful tool, for newborns as well as older babies.  Overall, though, I would encourage limiting the use of the pacifier only to instances when they are struggling and fussy as they are trying to go sleep. If it’s offered routinely when the […]

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Pacifiers’ Impact on Sleep

Pacifiers seem to be one of those tools that parents both love and hate at the same time.  They can be helpful to soothe babies when they are having a particularly rough time, both during the day and at night, and to keep them quieter during church or other events where parents want to minimize […]

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