• LaurenWallace

How Long Should A Baby Use A Pacifier

Updated: Mar 15

by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc

Binkie, Paci, Cork, Plug, Soothie, Dummy — the pacifier has had many nicknames and has been used by parents all around the world since the 1600s. The original intention behind the object was to "pacify" the child during nonfeeding periods and to calm him enough to fall asleep. Over time, pacifier use has increased significantly. Despite its commonality, many parents are perplexed by the question "How long should a baby use a pacifier?"