Remove baby’s pacifier

Remove baby’s pacifier
noviembre 4th, 2015 | News | No comments

Remove baby’s pacifier

Baby’s pacifier

The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend limiting or stopping pacifier use after your baby is 6 months old to reduce the risk of ear infections. After that, using a pacifier is linked to increased ear infections, especially among 2- and 3-year-olds.

Sucking on a pacifier may be beneficial for infants because it’s linked to a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (although it’s not clear why). But after 6 months, pacifier use is less helpful and more of a habit. Some doctors say 6 to 12 months is a good time to wean your child from the pacifier, especially if your child is prone to to ear infections.

Message from our pedodontist:

Remove your baby´s pacifier at the age of 2. This to avoid problems in the development of the palate region and also on the teeth alignment. Our specialist can further guide you on how to best remove it from your child.