Friday, January 30, 2009

Who knew?

Who knew there were so many different pacifiers on the market? And more to the point who knew that not just ANY pacifier would "pacify" the new baby?

While in the hospital I couldn't get *Z* to take a pacifier, then the evening we got released the one nurse got him to take the teal colored hospital issued one called the Soothie (pictures at left).
After a day or two at home he got so he didn't really like that one but wanted to suck, so I tried the Playtex Ortho-Pro Newborn Pacifier (pictured at left) that I received in the diaper bag provided at the doctor's office. He didn't like that one at all.

The next one I tried was the Gerber NUK pacifier. This one works occasionally, but he doesn't suck on it for long until he spits it out. Now he has decided he likes the Soothie best out of all the pacifiers that we have but, again, he isn't totally happy with it.

The only nipple he does like any wants is the Playtex Natural Latch nipple (pictured at left) from his bottle. I keep telling *T* that I wish I could find a pacifier built like that nipple, but I can't. I was searchin online on Friday and found this one. It is the Playtex Binky Most Like Mom Latex Pacifier.

I ordered one and it should be here tomorrow, I can only hope that *Z* will like it. I actually wish he would find his thumbs again, I know he'd be happier because he wouldn't lose them. When the nurse brought him back to me in the hospital he had both his thumbs shoved in his mouth, sucking away. He hasn't been able to find them since, because he clenches his fists so tight and can't get to his thumbs.
Please wish us luck in finding something to help pacify this child of mine!


  1. Congratulations on the new baby, he is handsome! I never had luck with the pacifiers, either. He kind of liked the one from the hospital but I quickly lost it... I ended up deciding that if he was sucking, he was probably hungry or looking for me, and that it was just as easy to put a boob in his mouth. It seems to have worked out well in the long run :) Good luck finding the perfect one!

  2. I had a Playtex pacifier for my youngest baby (but that was over 25 years ago). The entire pacifier was made of a rubbery substance with a nipple just like the bottles. BUT, for his first whole year, he put the loop (the back side) of the pacifier in his mouth! Then one day, when I was ready to break him from it, he figured out which side he was suppose to use, lol.

    Congratulations! and Good Luck finding that perfect one!

  3. Sorry, I am new to your blog and just noticed that this post is nearly 3 years old. I would like to know, though, if you ever found the right one.

  4. Yes, he LOVED the Playtex Binky that is in the last picture. He loved it from the first moment I put it in his mouth. He had it almost nonstop until he was ten months. And one day I went to put him down for a nap and he wanted nothing to do with it... and never wanted it again.
    *Z* will be three next week and his baby brother is now ten and a half months old and just ditched his binky too (the same style that his older brother used).


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