- Pacifier for a baby - whether it is necessary to the kid?
- How to choose and how to get rid
Whether an infant pacifier
Despite the fact that many experts warn about the dangers of the nipple, experienced parents know that the nipple may become the first assistant in the care of the baby. But it is provided that the use it wisely. The main purpose of the nipple - to calm the child. Why did he calms down during suckling? The fact is that in the first 4-5 months of life, a child's most important and distinct reflex - sucking. And if he does not satisfy him, then it begins to worry.
Children who are breastfed can satisfy your sucking reflex, constantly putting his chest. And rightly so, in this case, the nipple may not be necessary, since the baby at the breast immediately calms down and falls asleep. But it is not always possible, as the mother can engage in some work, leave home, and so on. In such cases come to the aid of the nipple. But you need to use it as little as possible, as needed. During the first month of life (neonatal period) through breastfeeding is better not to use a pacifier, and calm the child by applying to his chest so he quickly learned to suck properly, grabbing the nipple with the areola.
For children who are bottle-fed, the nipple is some danger, as children quickly get used to it, because the suck-nothing more, artificial feeding is feeding from a bottle on the clock
. Therefore, parents should be careful and never for a long time not to leave the child's pacifier in her mouth
. You should not use a pacifier during walks to the kid is not inhaled cold air through the mouth - if the airways are free, and so he will breathe through the nose
. Just before the walk the nose should be carefully cleaned with a cotton wick soaked with vegetable oil (not chopsticks)
. Pacifier should be given only in cases when a child is angry and can not calm the other way
. Most can be given a pacifier in cases where the child is constantly swells tummy: during suckling allocated digestive juices that help digest food better, in which case you can give a pacifier after feeding
And we must remember that the sucking reflex is reduced (some children very much) by the half-year. And if before the dummy used correctly, the easiest way to wean the baby from her at this age, then it will have much more complicated.
What danger can lurk in the pacifier
Against pacifier pediatric dentists strongly object: in its constant sucking formed malocclusion
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: Upper jaw begins to come forward, and between the first baby teeth
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may appear larger gap.
Pediatricians believe that the constant sucking pacifiers slows down the mental development of the child: he was busy with one thing (sucking nipples), so the other things (games, repetition of words, and so on), it is not so interested. Wean the child after a year from the nipples, to which he was accustomed to very difficult, it can be a real trauma for him.
Finally, the nipple at a certain stage of development of the child can be dangerous for him. Thus, teething
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it will begin to nibble a nipple, and if it is worn out or not very high quality, the Gnaw piece and choke them. The nipple may also be a source of infection if it is not processed in a timely manner.
How to choose the right nipple for baby
Pacifier should be chosen carefully. Today, well-known manufacturers of children's products (Cicco, Newbie, Avent and other) release nipples, which meet all modern requirements. They are made of a soft material (usually latex) are small or special flat form, allowing them to occupy a minimum of space in the baby's mouth (orthopedic nipples - flat on the side adjacent to the tongue, it causes less trauma to the gums). Tougher pacifiers are made of silicone, they are durable and reliable, but may cause deformation teething.
Different nipples and size, they are usually issued for three age groups: for children from birth to three months, from three months to six months and over half a year. When you purchase this nipple must be considered as too big pacifier harmful to the child. You need to pay attention on the safety circle around the nipple he should not close the spout baby. Most often, this is done in the form of a circle of a butterfly's wings, but it is not always convenient, so the nipple is often necessary to correct, so it is best to use a pacifier with a small round circles (but so that the child could not bury it entirely in the mouth).
Pacifiers should be cleaned regularly, sterilized (boiling or in a sterilizer), daily view to eliminate cracks and other damage (it is very dangerous for the baby, it can injure a sharp edge of a broken plastic mug or choke on a piece of torn rubber).
The child can not hang a pacifier around your neck (it can twist the ribbon in the neck, causing strangulation), best use for this special plastic chain is attached to the child's clothing.
Pacifier - a necessary thing, but they need to be able to use.