It's no secret that pacifiers are a lifesaver for parents and babies alike. They provide comfort for infants and can help calm them down during times of stress or when they're teething. However, it's important to make sure you're using pacifiers safely to avoid any potential accidents or injuries. Here are a few safety conditions to keep in mind when using pacifiers.
Pacifier Safety Conditions
- The Pacifier must not have removable parts, that is, parts that can be detached from the pacifier and that can be swallowed or inhaled.
- The Screen or Shield of the Pacifier should not have sharp edges, to avoid injuring the lips or cheeks of the Baby.
- The Screen or Shield of the Pacifier should be made in a soft material, made out of, latex, silicone, or rubber, in case the baby or child suffers a fall and has the pacifier in the mouth. The plastic screens, if being hard and rigid, can cause important injuries on the lips, gums and teeth of the baby, when the screen is impacted in his mouth.
- The material of the pacifier should be free from BPA, BPS and BPF.
- The material with which the Pacifier was made, both the screen or shield, as well as the pacifier itself, must not contain Toluene or Heavy Metals, as they are toxic to health and this condition must be warned by the manufacturer.
- If a Chain or Ribbon is to be used to hold the Pacifier, it must also comply with safety standards and the chain must not be more than 20 cms. long, to prevent the Baby from wrapping around a part of their body.
- The Pacifier must be easy to wash or sanitize, especially if they have a joint slot between the screen and the nipple because bacteria or fungi can develop in that space.
- If the Baby takes the Pacifier whole inside the mouth, it must be removed with the fingers, or pull it from the fastening chain. Remember that, even if the baby has all the pacifier inside the mouth, he continues to breathe through the nose, so there is no need to be alarmed, let alone start screaming because this will scare the baby.
- It should have an orthodontic shape to ensure the healthy development of the baby's teeth.
- Make sure the pacifier is age-appropriate for your child.
- Inspect pacifiers regularly for tears or cracks
- Never attach anything else to the pacifier other than the tether strap.
It's important to keep these safety conditions in mind when using pacifiers to ensure your child is safe and comfortable. If you're looking for a safe and reliable source for pacifiers, be sure to visit our store today. We carry a variety of different styles of pacifiers so you can find the perfect one for your little one. Have any questions about which type of pacifier is best suited for your family? Leave us a comment below!
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