To avoid mistakes with the pacifier, the most important is to verify that it meets safety requirements and is appropriate to the age of the baby
The wide variety of models that can be purchased pacifiers now creates doubts among parents about what is best for your child. Even on the advantages of using it. Latex or silicone, anatomical or physiological special night, with or without ring ...To choose right and wrong not primarily have to verify that the model meets the requirements of current safety standards and is suitable for the baby's age.
Minimum requirements for pacifiers
Currently, parents who opt for their children use pacifiers have a wide range of this article, which combine different materials, sizes, shapes anduses. In general, the baby is who "decides" which model is more suited to him, by the rejection or acceptance of the alternatives offered by its parent. That is, the baby "choose", but parents"propose".
How to know what are the most appropriate to propose models that baby? Besides the aesthetic tastes of parents and the recommendations of the environment, the main aspects that should be attended to choose a pacifier are two:
1.It should suit the baby's age.
2.Must meet the requirements of the regulations.
The UNE-EN 1400-1/2/3: 2003 regarding pacifiers for babies and toddlers, makes clear what those standards. Among the more general requirements, include:
•Pacifiers should not have small removable parts that your baby can swallow. Their parts must be attached with sufficient strength sothey can break or separate from each other.
•They should have protected or rounded edges to avoid the risk of cuts or wounds.
•The pacifier disk should have at least two vents a minimum diameter of four millimeters.
•The nipple, whatever their form, must be of a flexible material and having a maximum length of 30 millimeters.
•The labeling must include all the information, instructions and warnings that specify the rules so as to provide the consumer with all the essential information for the safe and proper use of each product.
•It is mandatory to be sold in sealed packages whose labeling includes all the instructions and warnings necessary for parents.
Pacifiers? Latex or silicone?
Soothers Latex soothers teats made from the natural material (from amber to yellow) are usually soft and elastic, and are more similar to the feel of the breast. They are characterized by high resistance to pulling or biting, so can be used without problems at all times. Being a natural material, wear and break down more easily deform and become sticky and can absorb odors and flavors, so it is advisable to replace these pacifiers new one every one or two months.
Silicone Soother: This transparent plastic is stiffer than latex, but less resistant to biting and pulling, so it is recommended to pre-stage baby teething. Moreover, this material teats thoroughly resist high temperatures, wear out less easily and are easier to clean, as neither fatfoods, or other substances can damage them. The manufacturers recommend replacing will appreciateas bite marks or other deficiencies.
Nipple pacifiers? Round or anatomical? Teat anatomy: the anatomical teat dummies mimic the shape of mother's nipple during breast feeding and adapted to the mouth and palate baby naturally. Therefore, experts recommend this form of nipple for feeding small breast. To be similar, avoiding a possible subsequent rejection of the breast. The disadvantage of this type of pacifiers is that to be well adapted to the oral cavity, should always be placed correctly in the mouth and therefore need to be aware of placing them in their original position when the baby will turn around .
Round Nipple: pacifiers with nipples on both sides or rounded shaped cherry are the most classic and symmetrically helps at any time havea position inside the baby's mouth, even when it has been around for itself.
•Sleeping: experts recommend for night pacifiers made entirely of latex (not just the nipple) and without a ring to hold them because they put less pressure on the baby's face while sleeping. Some manufacturers also have pacifiers with luminescent parts that facilitate your search in the dark.
•Pacifier The rmometer: this type of pacifiers are designed specifically to help parents take baby's temperature. They are very easy to use. In general, they have a digital display on the front that lets you check whether or not the baby has a fever of a very simple way.
•Drug Dispenser: time to take a medication to a baby can be stressful, as many smaller reject these substances decisively. To make it easier, you can use the special pacifiers for dispensing medications, which allow the correct place of medicine in a dispenser that is attached to the pacifier and the substance moves slowly to the baby's mouth throughthe teat .
Four Tips on the use and maintenance of pacifiers:
1.Although buying in an airtight container, you should wash the pacifier before first use and boil for a period of approximately five minutes.
2.If the pacifier falls on the floor or dirty, you must re-wash again. Avoid cleaning the nipple with the mouth of an adult to not transmit bacteria to the baby.
3.To prevent soiling frequently or miss, you can use specific strings or ribbons to attach pacifiers, always check that before you meetcurrent regulations regarding these childcare articles.
4.The latex nipple pacifiers should be replaced every one to two months or as soon as it detects that the nipple is damaged or sticky, the silicone must be replaced as soon as you receive or like teeth marks.