When my first child was born I resisted pacifiers because I was having difficulty breast feeding and didn’t want my son to have “nipple confusion”. My first daughter didn’t have any problems with nursing yet I still resisted the pacifier because I dreaded having to eventually take it away from her. My second daughter got the pacifier when she was 2 days old. I knew she needed it. Babies are born with a natural sucking instinct — some stronger than others. While it’s primary purpose is for feeding, sucking is also soothing for babies. Pacifiers are used for this purpose. A blessing for calming fussy babies, pacifiers can also be a curse when they are misplaced. Luckily, mompreneur, Stacey Dallman, created the perfect solution with Paci Plushies. These lightweight plush toys attach to baby’s favorite pacifier with a flexible, silicone Hug Ring. It’s compatible with nearly all pacifiers including Soothies, Avent, Nuby, NUK, MAM and many more. The soft toy not only makes it easier for mom to find but baby as well. It helps boost baby’s motor skills and provides extra stimulation with the secondary source of comfort — stroking the Plushie’s silky fabric. Paci Plushies are easy to clean. Just snap off and run through the washing machine. Having a spare on hand is recommended! When it’s time to wean baby from the pacifier, the plush toy remains as a source of comfort. Paci Plushies are available in a variety of different animals and retail for around $15.
I wish I had discovered Paci Plushies when Parker was a little younger. She’ll be turning one in a few weeks so I’ll be weaning her from the paci soon. We use Soothie pacifiers which are often incompatible with pacifier holders. Paci Plushies saw that need and altered their original design to accommodate Soothies. Since Soothies don’t have a “handle” or button for the silicone hug ring to fit over, they created a slot for the tab of the soothie to fit through. It fits snugly and holds well. Parker likes to throw her pacifiers out of her crib and sometimes we have a hard time finding them. The Paci Plushie solves that problem. It’s much more easily spotted and can’t roll under the crib or elsewhere. While we tried Paci Plushie with Parker, her age influenced her opinion and she had more fun pulling the pacifier off and separating it from the plush than she did using them together. Had she been introduced to it at a younger age, I’m sure she would have taken to it. I probably wouldn’t be dreading taking the pacifier away as much as I am right now if she had a Paci Plushie lovie that would remain to comfort her.
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