We choose a pacifier for the newborn. TOP-10 best pacifiers
Even before the birth of the child, parents begin to collect dowries for crumbs. Diapers, ryazhonki – this is not all that will be necessary for the baby. One of the first to buy just pacifiers / nipples.
According to an outdated stereotype opinion, a crumb simply can not grow without this device. But meanwhile, the pacifiers have their indications for use, and a limited period of use. And even if it is really necessary, how to choose the best one?
The main task of the pacifier is to satisfy the sucking reflex of the newborn. Just around this concept will circulate a lot of rumors and conjectures. The sucking reflex is formed even before the birth of the child.
On ultrasound it is often possible to see how a carapace in a mother’s womb sucks a finger, so a baby is prepared for an independent life, and after birth can already independently suck her mother’s breast.
After birth, the sucking reflex will ensure a normal and proportional development of the jaw apparatus.
In newborns, the sucking reflex is clearly pronounced. After feeding, when the crumb seems to be already full, still continues to smack his lips, making sucking movements, but after a while relaxes and falls asleep.
Special holes on the mouthpiece will promote normal air circulation and prevent skin diseases.
The main thing is that the baby's dummy is safe, for this it is extremely important to observe basic hygiene rules. Change silicone dummy should be carried out every six weeks, and latex at least every 3 months.
To ensure that the nipple is not lost, and its crumb could not be swallowed, the dummy must be attached to a special protective disk, which should be wide enough. It is impossible that the disk consisted of many parts - it must be monolithic.
On the disk itself there must be ventilation openings for air circulation. In addition, you must follow the elementary rules of its use:
- To change the pacifier according to the terms of its operation, even a regularly sterilized teat should be replaced with a new one no later than 6 to 8 weeks of use;
- If the nipple is damaged (scratches, holes, scrapes), it must be thrown out;
- It is forbidden to leave the pacifier under the influence of sunlight or near heating appliances;
- To store the nipple, you must use a special case.
The sucking reflex is congenital, but it has the property of fading-disappearing. And just with the time of its extinction, there must coincide the time of rejection of the nipple.
By this age, the sucking reflex disappears completely, but the habit of sucking a finger or anything that comes under the arm can remain.