In honor of LD‘s 1/2 year birthday – HB and I decided to graduate the little one to the world of “Big girl” pacifiers. As a result of severe Paci-envy (ie: My friend’s adorable toddler would be climbing mountains with the soother still stuck in his mouth, meanwhile, LD would blink and hers would fall out!) – I decided to buy a set of Avent Translucent Pacifiers.
The nipples are designed in such a way that ensures natural development of the palate, teeth, and gums. By some miracle, it stays in place, and little soother-spitter-outters like LD have a fighting chance of actually using the pacifier for the very purpose of … drum roll please… pacifying!
Well – such, was not the case with LD, as her father and I spent a glorious 3 hours “pacifying” this tormented child. Unfortunately, we discovered 3 hours too late that bouncing around like a fool with an overtired baby, is not only counterproductive for the little one, it’s also a free ticket to Migraine-ville for us big people.
After spending a ridiculous amount of time choosing the right color, the right fit, and the right style (there isn’t much to choose from, just so we’re clear) – I was ADAMANT that this pacifier was going to give me my 6 bucks worth! Did I mention it took us 3 hours to get this munchkin to stop screaming bloody murder? And you’ll never believe all it took was 2 steps back…. Back into the world of familiarity, the world comfort, the world of no-nonsense First years NEWBORN gumdrop Soothers – the same pacifier that she has been using for the last 6 months of her life.
HELLO! All she wanted was her estranged paci (okay okay, estranged is a bit much…) that had brought nothing but peace, comfort and pure suckling joy all these restless nights. All it took was for her dad to pop one of these little dudes into her mouth – and, VOILA! Pure silence! Did I mention she was screaming for 3 hours??
It was just so simple. This latex-free silicone soother fits a newborn’s face almost as perfectly as mama’s human pacifiers. Sure, they’re meant for babies 0-3 months… but as the saying goes – if it ain’t broke…