- Pacifier - more harm than good
- How to choose
Benefits and harms
Pacifier can bring many benefits, its positive qualities lie in the fact that it soothes babies. When a child is irritable and difficult to soothe, pacifier can produce a magical effect, as her toddler meets their main reflexes - sucking is especially significant for children who are bottle-fed, which, unlike their peers, sucking the breast on demand They feed by the hour.
But this is the only benefit, so damage is much greater. Firstly, according to pediatricians, the nipple contribute to slowing of mental development of the child, as the sucking - it is a certain thing, and as the child grows, it takes him more and more to the detriment of other activities. It backfired sucking pacifiers predict dentists, they believe that this development is broken jaws kid and formed malocclusion
Malocclusion: fix is never too late
. Finally, the nipple may be a source of infection if it is not time to process (or simply lick, as some doting mother).
So what to do? Released only two: either did not initially buy a pacifier to soothe the child, and in other ways, or to buy, but to use it strictly for that purpose, that is, when a child is angry and can not calm down, but then do not forget to pick her up. After each use of a pacifier should be thoroughly washed in running water and pour boiling water. If you fulfill all these conditions, the nipple will certainly be a helper, and not hurt the baby.
It should also be aware that the sucking reflex is gradually fading to 5-6 months of life. And if you're in that age gradually remove your nipple, then the child is to be held quietly. In the same year to wean him from the nipples will be very difficult.
What pacifier choose
Pacifiers manufactured lot. But it is better to spend money once and buy a quality pacifier, which is more expensive than usual. This nipple is made of good latex or silicone, which is not so easy to detach from the base, it is suitable for breathing and sucking, has a strong safety disk (it is difficult to break down and it will not crack, in contrast to the simple nipple). Well still buy a special chain-clothespin, for which the nipple can be attached to the child's clothes: hang the pacifier on a string can not be, it can be twisted and injure the child neck.
Issued Dummy sizes from 0 to 3 months from 0 to 6 and from 3 months to 6 months, 6 months or older. Nipple of latex (natural material - rubber) soft, but not too strong, so they are more suitable weak, sluggish sucking children. But sometimes latex allergy in young children. The nipples of artificial silicone material dense, durable, but less elastic, they enjoy a more active kids.
Nipples - pacifiers are different in shape and the papilla, which may have the classic (anatomically, it has a uniform pressure to the sky) and orthodontic shape, avoids trouble with the bite. The latter have a tapered shape of the papilla, allowing them to more easily be placed in the mouth of the child. When a child falls asleep, so the nipple usually falls from their mouths. Anatomic teat is a subspecies as "cherry", with a large nipple.
Qualitative pacifiers have a ventilation system and the relief inside of the protective disk (it is not possible to accumulate the saliva around the mouth). Form a protective disc may be different, but it should not be too small (the nipple can completely get into the child's mouth and he could suffocate) or too large (close the nostrils).
In our pharmacy you can buy high quality pacifiers, which are produced by firms Cicco (Italy) Avent (UK) Newbie (USA), Dr. Braun (Germany), a domestic firm and the other World of Childhood.
Pacifier company Cicco
Cicco - an Italian company that produces goods for children, are of high quality. It toys, bottles, pacifiers, various accessories, children's cosmetics, clothing and strollers. Control of the manufactured products in the company is careful so that the trademark Cicco is a sign of goods of the highest quality.
Pacifier company Cicco made of latex and silicone and have a teardrop or anatomical shape. All kinds of nipple-walled, so soft. Their softness is increased by a special valve, exhaust air.
Latex term use is able to collect the liquid inside teats, so in the latex firm Cicco contain special additives with which suspend the process and allow the nipple to retain its shape for a long time.
Silicone pacifiers are very strong, do not absorb saliva and do not lose their shape, but they are prone to breakage because of low elasticity. Therefore, they are not recommended for children who already have teeth.
The protective ring pacifiers Cicco can be both hard (made of plastic, they have the shape of the mouth, or butterfly) and soft (latex or silicone, usually at night pacifiers), but they both have openings for ventilation, do not irritate the skin around the mouth and give the child the opportunity to breathe freely.
Do not forget: the pacifier should be changed every 3-4 months.