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Suck to soothe: Is a pacifier right for your child?

They’ve been around for hundreds of years as soothers for babies and have fallen in and out of favor in different generations. Parents have debated over whether or not they’re lifesavers or germ carriers. They inspire confusion and strong opinions in parents, grandparents and strangers you pass with your stroller. Yep, you guessed it, we’re talking pacifiers here. One of my frequently asked questions as a sleep coach is if I think pacifiers are okay to use. Before giving my opinion, I always want parents to know that using a pacifier is not a moral issue. A pacifier, like many other things, is a tool. It is not a good thing or a bad thing, nor is it indicative of parenting philosophies or fl



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