Pros: One piece construction, medical grade silicone, vanilla scent
Cons: Looks strange
I first encountered a Soothie Pacifier when my nephew used it. I thought it was the weirdest pacifier in the world because he looked like a fish when he sucked on it. Fast-forward a few years and here my baby was using a Soothie Pacifier too!
The Soothie Pacifier is a strange looking pacifier that is available at stores such as Target and Amazon.com. Many hospitals also carry this pacifier.
About the Soothie
"The Soothie is a premium pacifier designed for newborns and babies without teeth who are successfully bottle or breastfeeding. Its one-piece construction adheres to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines."
Contact and Miscellaneous Information
- Website = www.childmed.com
- Questions? Comments? 1-888-766-8443
Product information taken from product website.
When I was still in the hospital with Baby Grace, she came back one night from the nursery with a binky in her mouth. The nurse had put it in there because Baby Grace had been crying a lot. She actually came back from the nursery because she got "kicked out" for being too loud. Nice, that's my kid!!
The Soothie Newborn Pacifiers Baby Grace uses are all from the hospital. We have a rotating set of four of them. The Soothie Pacifiers from the hospital were green. The hospital had vanilla scented ones, which I thought was nice; Baby Grace did not seem to mind the scent. The scent does fade after some washings and some of the binkies barely have a detectable vanilla scent to them. The pacifiers also come in "natural scent." Unlike other pacifiers, the Soothie is just one piece and is made of medical grade silicone. I do like the one piece construction; less worry that a piece will break off or that bacteria and other yuckies will get caught in the nooks.
How does the Soothie look? Weird. There's a tab on the opposite side of the sucker; probably made for the adult to grab hold of and put in the baby's mouth. The sucker part of the binky is about 2.5 mm long and is round and narrower than the "typical" pacifiers. Because the pacifier is see-through, you can see the sucker part being sucked on by the baby, which is how the baby looks like a fish. There are also two holes on the binky. It took me a little time but now I see that if I hold the binky by the tab and look at it straight on, the binky looks like a smiley face with the holes being the eyes, the nose being the sucker, and a smile built into the pacifier. Strange.
Baby Grace loves her Soothie Pacifier. It calmed her down quite a bit in her early months. She did like to spit it out, but I think that was more due to behavior than the binky. We did not want to try different binkies with her and continued to use the Soothie Pacifier. Now she uses it to chew on occasionally, but is pretty much past the pacifier stage for calming. She even holds onto the tab by herself and will insert and remove the binky from her own mouth.
As for cleaning the pacifier, we just wash it with hot soapy water and rinse very well. I occasionally jam a nipple cleaner into the opposite side of the sucker to clean out any junk that might have accumulated in it. I let the binkies dry on the bottle drying rack.
I do find that it's difficult to keep pacifiers clean. I would use endless amounts of sandwich bags to store the pacifiers. Thankfully, we don't use the pacifiers as much now and are not as wasteful when it comes to binky storage.
All in all, the Soothie Pacifier has been a great pacifier. It helped keep Baby Grace calm by providing a safe sucking.
The weird looking Soothie Pacifier is a great, one-piece pacifier for babies.
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