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  1. my neighbor is expecting her first baby and wants to know what type of pacifiers/nipples to use. i know when my kids were little the type i used was nuk. anybody have any suggestions, she would appreciate input. thank you
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  3. by   prmenrs
    You mean besides her own?

    It doesn't really matter. Nuks were considered better for teeth, but more recent studies (I have been told by the OT's) have shown no diference. Would recommend non-latex, however.

    Pacifiers should be one-piece non-latex. I'm a big fan of thumb-suckers personally--you can't lose them or forget them, and if you don't make a big deal out of it, the kid will quit on their own. Nothing's better than having a kid who can calm themselves down when life is too tough. Thumbs and pacifiers help them do just that.