20 thoughts on “Who Has Time To Wash Off a Pacifier With 2 Kids?”

  1. I found the move from one to two one of the most insane things… who knew one more baby could make things some much more complicated! 8 years later, I am starting to adjust.

  2. Its actually best if you will put it to your mouth – if you are still breastfeeding you are going to get exposed to whatever bacterias were at the pacifier so you are going to produce the antibodies that the kid later will receive through the boobs. Therefore you are going to protect her best by sucking on it 🙂

      1. That’s why it’s so good to kiss they’re face and hands… you’ll build the antibodies for your baby to fight off whatever they’ve been exposed to!

    1. I’ve always “cleaned” pacifiers this way even when I just had one. I’m just not a germaphobe. However, I just read in Parents magazine this month that putting your kid’s pacifier in your mouth transfers cavity-causing bacteria to the baby because kids aren’t born with these bacteria but adults have them. So I’ve been opting for the super efficient pants-swipe instead. 😉

      1. My sister is a dental assisstant and she told me the same thing. I always used this method of cleaning the paci before I knew that. Now, I also employ the pants-swipe. 🙂

      2. I am a dentist and just went to a C.E. course this weekend. The lecturer talked about decay being an infectious disease and that the bacteria linked to decay can be traced to the mother’s DNA. The bacteria is transferred from age 18 months to 3 years and cleaning the paci in this way was a prime example.

  3. The only reason I’ve heard not to do this is because the bacteria from our mouths can lead to earlier cavities for our babies. My brother-in-law is a dentist and he said especially when babies are teething, they’re much more susceptible to the bad stuff in our own mouths and their teeth can pay the price.

    That being said, I only have one kid and depending on where that binkie fell, it sometimes ended up in my mouth before his.

  4. I’m not going to lie, I totally shuddered after reading that lol! I don’t let our boys put their hands anywhere near my mouth or share food/drinks, so I can’t imagine sticking a binky in my mouth. Yep, huge germophobe here!!

  5. Huh… never heard the cavity thing! We’ll have to work on finding a better quick clean alternative, though I’m sure a quick lick here and there will still be necessary from time to time. Here’s hoping she’s off the paci by 18 months… maybe?

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