When should my child use a pacifier?

a. NEVER
b. As an infant learns self-soothing
c At nap/bed time to help them fall asleep
d. To keep them quiet

------------------------Answer: B

  • OK for infants to suck to sooth
  • Children need to learn self regulation
  • Impacts oral motor skills for speech and feeding
  • May impact dentition and cause ear infections

 

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