pacifier 

Breaking the Binkie Habit

Sometimes pacifiers suck. Credit: Corbis
Pacifiers are a mom's best friend, until they're not. Whether binkie, blanket or thumb, babies need an outlet for their natural urge to suck. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it enables infants...

Alert: 'My Baby Soother' Pacifier is a Choking Hazard

There's no company recall, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has put out a warning to parents to stop using the "My Baby Soother" pacifier. The pacifiers were distributed by T & L Trading Corp., of Brooklyn, N.Y., but in a pres...

Pacifiers, Melanie Mayron, and Sharing a Sitter - Links We Love

Pregnancy has some strange side effects, that's for sure. Expecting first time mom, Jane, shares 35 surprising things she's learned about pregnancy ... so far. -- His Boys Can Swim Pacifier use is one of those parenting topics that tends to separa...

Pacifiers - Saying goodbye is never easy

Pacifiers are both a godsend and a major pain in the you-know-what. They magically soothe babies and put them to sleep, but when it comes time for a toddler to say goodbye to their beloved "nukie," it's torture for everyone. We're going through that ...

Pacifying babies (whether they like it or not)

So here's kind of a goofy question: is it wrong to forcibly cram a binky in a baby's fuss-hole? See, Dylan is sometimes in this falling-asleep-but-not-completely-out-yet state, and the one surefire thing that will get him to stop squirming around ...

Giving up the woobie

By the time Mr. Pickles hits one year of age, we'd like to have him give up the woobie. Woobie is what we call the pacifier. Some refer to it as a passy, some as a bobo. But we call it the woobs, and we are gearing our baby to let his go. I'm not s...

Taking a baby to a wedding

I'm so very excited. Earlier this year I received an invitation to a friend's wedding, and now that day is upon us. A week from now me, my husband, and, yes, my son, will all be piling into a rental car and heading somewhere in upstate New York to...

Posh takes the kids to school in heels

Ooh, here I go again with the heels thing... Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice, has been taking her youngest son to a summer day camp at the school her older boys will attend in the fall. The Daily Mail is making quite the to-do about the fact that...

How to calm a crying baby, part two: the results

As many of you know I am a first time mom tending to a brand new baby boy. Recently at my wits end I turned to the Internet for ways to help calm my crying baby. I'd like to thank all the readers who provided such wonderfully creative and helpful ...

Wubbanubs: For when you're tired of holding the pacifier

Nothing will make a new parent want to pull out her hair quicker than a pacifier that keeps falling out of the baby's mouth. This has happened with my second child (when he took a pacifier) and I'd find myself wondering just how could I get the stink...

Product Recall: Flashing pacifiers

A number of firms, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, are voluntarily recalling flashing pacifiers, including flashing pacifiers with whistles. Although the pacifiers are marketed for older children, they could be given to ba...

Australian study on pacifiers -- NOW what do you do?

Here's one of those annoying studies that just confuses the pacify-or-not-to-pacify issue:  A team of researchers led by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia have determined that baby pacifiers (or "dummies," a...

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