Most pacifiers are safe for babies to sleep with. A few pacifiers, however, can cause dangerous side effects if not used properly. Some people use pacifiers for reasons other than to keep a baby quiet during a night time feeding, so it is important that parents know what to look for when purchasing their pacifier.
Not Recommended For The Infants Upto 4 Months
Pacifiers that are intended for babies between the ages of one month and four months are not recommended. A doctor or other health professional can prescribe a pacifier for these babies. Some experts believe that babies may be more prone to developing problems because they are still sensitive. Pacifiers should never be used by small children who have breathing problems or asthma, or those who have respiratory illnesses. If a baby becomes ill while nursing from a pacifier, then the parent should throw it away and use a different one.
Pacifiers should never be used by toddlers who are more than six months old without their parent’s supervision. Toddlers are very playful and will swallow the pacifier if they are given to them by an untrained parent. The pacifier may also be swallowed if they are not handled properly when they are still a small baby. They are also known to choke on the pacifier when they are still young enough to swallow it easily.
Place The Pacifiers At The Right Place
Pacifiers should never be placed in any area that is hard to clean up. This includes near a hot stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, or any area with hard surfaces such as wood or metal. When these pacifiers are wet, the bacteria that cause infection are more likely to thrive. The best way to prevent this problem is to place a clean cloth next to the pacifier to catch any spills that are made by the baby or parent.
Pacifiers should not be used by pregnant women. Pacifiers are known to pass harmful bacteria and viruses to the baby during and after pregnancy. This could be life-threatening to the baby.
Pacifiers should never be used by anyone who has kidney disease. Kidney disease is often passed from mother to child during pregnancy. Some doctors recommend that the pacifier be removed until after the baby is born. Once a baby is born, the pacifier can be placed back in the mouth or taken out again.
Should Not Be Used By Anyone With Diabetes
Pacifiers should not be used by anyone with diabetes, or anyone with a history of allergies. Diabetics should avoid using pacifiers because they are known to contain sugar.
Pacifiers should not be used by someone who has a pacemaker. These pacifiers can cause hypoglycemia if not used properly.
Pacifiers should not be used by a child who has undergone surgery. A pacemaker pacifier may not be designed to work with pacifier size pacifiers and may actually damage the pacemaker. Also, if the pacemaker is a pacifier that contains sugar, it could cause hypoglycemia or other complications.
Pacifiers should never be used by someone with a history of vomiting. This is especially true of a child who has just had a c-section. Pacifiers are often swallowed and may cause bleeding when they are not removed immediately. If the parent has had a severe allergic reaction to a pacifier, they should not use it.