Friday, October 31, 2008

Soothie Pacifiers

As you may have read, my son has recently given up his pacifiers (binkies). Since he is a "big boy" now, he no longer needs them, although mommy is still convincing him of that fact. It turns out that no "prize" will ever take the place of his binkie at bedtime... I digress. I wanted to tell you about the particular pacifiers that we used because they were such an important item in our house for so long!

Soothie Pacifiers, by The First Years, was the only pacifier that Brendan would take. We tried several other brands, shapes and sizes, but the Soothies were all that he liked. The shape of the nipple seemed much more natural to me even and the feel of the soft silicone against your mouth would be so much more comfortable than some of the others with their hard plastic exteriors.

Soothies are made with hospital grade silicone, not latex, so you'll never have to worry about your baby having a reaction to the material. They are also shaped and sized especially for baby's developing mouth.

After a few months of holding my son's pacifier in his mouth becuase he just couldn't get the proper suction to hold it in himself, I was told about the Wubbanub. I know you're thinking, the Wubba what? At least that's what I was thinking when it was recommended to me! When I googled it, I found this and instantly ordered one! The extra weight of this helped us at night time and the added "bulk" of the frog gave my baby something to hold onto when he was new to the whole grasping thing and wasn't able to hold the small pacifier himself. It was a perfect fit for me and my binky dependant son!

It's been almost three years now, and we're finally binky free in the house. We both miss them, sometimes I think I miss them more than my son does... oh the peace! but he's my "big boy" and I couldn't be more proud of him!


1 comment:

Mommy Goggles said...

Way to go Brendan! YAY!! Kambry has as a similar Binkie holder:

Tucker let his Paci go too. Well, Grandma took it from him. LOL!