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  • Wash your pacifiers; you damn, dirty apes.
  • Csb: I didn't quit my Betsy's (what we called a pacifier) until the day I started preschool shortly after turning 3. My mom had tried everything to get me to quit sooner but the only thing that worked was my new teacher telling me I couldn't bring it to preschool cause preschool was for big girls. I went straight home & threw them all away.

    /riveting stuff
    //didn't kill me
  • 1) you're not supposed to use a paci for the first few months (Nipple Confusion, your new band name), which gives the youngling time to build an immune system

    2) babies stick all kinds of dirty things in their mouths on a minute by minute basis anyway. pacifiers are not the worst of it.

    3) If this were a real problem the infant mortality rate would be much higher in this country.
  • 1) awesome page 2 in that article
    2) "The majority of things you're going to find on a pacifier are things we'll find on our clothes, normal human flora," THIS.. 100% THIS.. also of note.. if not using a PACIFIER they are using their thumbs... theirs thumbs which are actually touching all sorts of things all over the place.
    3) when you drop a pacifier on the ground obviously the best way to clean is it to simply stick it in your own ultra clean mouth and wiping it on your super clean shirt before giving it back to baby
  • kvinesknows: 1) awesome page 2 in that article
    2) "The majority of things you're going to find on a pacifier are things we'll find on our clothes, normal human flora," THIS.. 100% THIS.. also of note.. if not using a PACIFIER they are using their thumbs... theirs thumbs which are actually touching all sorts of things all over the place.
    3) when you drop a pacifier on the ground obviously the best way to clean is it to simply stick it in your own ultra clean mouth and wiping it on your super clean shirt before giving it back to baby


    Whenever I need to clean my baby's pacifier, I just stick the nipple in the end of my whiskey flask and swirl it around. Kid seems to like it...although he did scream like a little biatch the week I ran out of bourbon and was forced to use Jack Daniels. Little guy's got taste.
  • Round up the dirty little gutter snipes.
  • One of the reason we have so many health problems in the United States is that we are too clean. Let your kids play in the dirt. Let them put things in their mouths (as long as they're not alive.) It not only how they learn but how they develop their immune system.
  • TabASlotB: kvinesknows: 1) awesome page 2 in that article
    2) "The majority of things you're going to find on a pacifier are things we'll find on our clothes, normal human flora," THIS.. 100% THIS.. also of note.. if not using a PACIFIER they are using their thumbs... theirs thumbs which are actually touching all sorts of things all over the place.
    3) when you drop a pacifier on the ground obviously the best way to clean is it to simply stick it in your own ultra clean mouth and wiping it on your super clean shirt before giving it back to baby

    Whenever I need to clean my baby's pacifier, I just stick the nipple in the end of my whiskey flask and swirl it around. Kid seems to like it...although he did scream like a little biatch the week I ran out of bourbon and was forced to use Jack Daniels. Little guy's got taste.


    I hear bourbon is good to use on a teething little baby. Numbs the gums.
  • Gotta strengthen that immune system somehow.
  • "He also recommends throwing out pacifiers after two weeks of use because wear increases the bacteria-trapping porousness of the plastic."

    Yeah, right. I remember the days of no sleep, struggling to find a pacifier in a kitchen drawer, under the crib, where EVER just to stop the crying. There is no way most parents could afford to voluntarily throw one out after only 2 weeks of use.
  • Our little guy never really got the hang of a pacifier. Just kept spitting it out, so we gave up. Never really was much of a thumbsucker either. Though at 13 months old, he's now just starting to get 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, unless he's got a cold. Which is the last couple days. *Yaaawwwwnnnn*.

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    If this woke you up a few times per night crying for you, would you resist?
  • This will freak out some of the first time parents. The ones who have been told (nipple confusion be damned) to use a pacifier to prevent SIDS...and now they're disease-coated.

    /4 kids--two took pacifiers & two didn't
  • Yeah, cause toddlers never pick up random things off the floor and put them in their mouths.
  • Nexzus: Our little guy never really got the hang of a pacifier. Just kept spitting it out, so we gave up. Never really was much of a thumbsucker either. Though at 13 months old, he's now just starting to get 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, unless he's got a cold. Which is the last couple days. *Yaaawwwwnnnn*.

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    If this woke you up a few times per night crying for you, would you resist?


    hell no.. I would be all over that.
  • Nexzus: If this woke you up a few times per night crying for you, would you resist?


    Sure... It's cute now... but just wait until it gets a little older.

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  • In related news, one of the worst places to put a baby is a rabbi's mouth.

    /it's a bris some are willing to take, evidently.
  • TabASlotB:
    Whenever I need to clean my baby's pacifier, I just stick the nipple in the end of my whiskey flask and swirl it around. Kid seems to like it...although he did scream like a little biatch the week I ran out of bourbon and was forced to use Jack Daniels. Little guy's got taste.


    That's disgusting, and you should feel badly. Giving a baby JD is so very irresponsible; what would have happened if he'd learned to prefer it over bourbon?? As a parent, it was very dangerous for you to take that risk with your child.
  • cgraves67: 1) you're not supposed to use a paci for the first few months (Nipple Confusion, your new band name), which gives the youngling time to build an immune system


    I don't know where you heard this, but a lot of the "nipple confusion" risks bandied about aren't true, certainly not universally. Babies are not likely to be confused by a pacifier that doesn't dispense milk; bottles maybe.

    Grave_Girl: This will freak out some of the first time parents. The ones who have been told (nipple confusion be damned) to use a pacifier to prevent SIDS...and now they're disease-coated.


    There certainly isn't enough bouncing around the internet already to freak them out, so it is nice of them to add this brilliant deduction to the pile in its most threatening form.
  • farbiez: "He also recommends throwing out pacifiers after two weeks of use because wear increases the bacteria-trapping porousness of the plastic."

    Yeah, right. I remember the days of no sleep, struggling to find a pacifier in a kitchen drawer, under the crib, where EVER just to stop the crying. There is no way most parents could afford to voluntarily throw one out after only 2 weeks of use.



    We had pacifiers EVERYWHERE in our apartment. Our daughter was hooked on them. Nothing made her happier than getting a new package of "boos" (her word for them).

    We're in the process of moving. The other Junkee and I have a bet going regarding the number of lost pacifiers we're going to find as we're packing.
  • FTA:
    ...commonly used antibiotics such as penicillin and methicillin.

    wait...WHAT?
    Starting them out early, aren't we?
  • Pacifier: an object that you triple-wash and steam sterilize before placing in the mouth of your first-born, and pick up off the ground and dust off on your sleeve before placing in the mouth of your third-born.
  • ayrlander: TabASlotB:
    Whenever I need to clean my baby's pacifier, I just stick the nipple in the end of my whiskey flask and swirl it around. Kid seems to like it...although he did scream like a little biatch the week I ran out of bourbon and was forced to use Jack Daniels. Little guy's got taste.

    That's disgusting, and you should feel badly. Giving a baby JD is so very irresponsible; what would have happened if he'd learned to prefer it over bourbon?? As a parent, it was very dangerous for you to take that risk with your child.


    What can I say? I make poor parenting decisions when I'm huffing ether and drinking at the same time.
  • EddyKilowatt: Pacifier: an object that you triple-wash and steam sterilize before placing in the mouth of your first-born, and pick up off the ground and dust off on your sleeve before placing in the mouth of your third-born.


    Ain't that the truth. HOWEVER when our 2nd was in the hospital at 2 weeks of age, we did sterilize every pacifier that hit the floor. Fortunately, we had a rotation of 10 and a very good friend that lived mere blocks away to help.
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