Ok, well maybe it’s not that great since I didn’t even know that there was controversy until recently talking to my sister-in-law, who is my resource for all things baby. Like so many topics related to babies (I am learning), there are different schools of thought on whether to pop a pacifier in baby’s mouth.
I found that this article lays out the pros and cons pretty well. I think my approach is going to be to see if we can live without it, but have a couple on hand just in case.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am a certified hater of all things plastic, so the idea of letting my little Apple suck on a piece of petrified petroleum doesn’t really sit well with me, even if it’s BPA free. So I was super excited to find this yummy-looking natural rubber sucker by Natursutten. Don’t you just want to bite it? PS – I did initially have some concern due to the potential of latex products to cause allergies in infants, but apparently all of the allergy-causing proteins are removed during the manufacturing process.