Do Dummies Really Suck?
Today’s episode focuses on dummies, also known as pacifiers, bo-bos, and all manner of other names. Those great pieces of plastic and rubber which soothe a crying baby and bring much craved peace to sleep deprived parents.
But they sure do have a bad rap.
Dummies or pacifiers are designed to soothe a crying or unsettled baby, and there’s no question that they certainly do the job. However, despite this obvious benefit, many parents feel guilty about using dummies, or put up with a lot of stress, crying and unhappy babies rather than ‘succumb.’ It’s almost as if they think of themselves as bad parents if they resort to using a tool which works!
Today’s show explores the myths and facts around dummy use – are they really bad for babies or toddlers, and in what way? Are they OK to use, and for how long? Could it be there are even benefits to using a dummy? Today on Parents in the Know.
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