Kathy - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have a 4 month old son who seems to only be able to sleep when he is given a pacifier/dummy. We can usually remove it once he falls asleep. Thankfully, even if he wakes up at night, he won't cry for his pacifier, and he can sooth himself back to sleep or with a little pat on his back.
My question is, do pacifiers cause crooked teeth and other dental problems? Sometimes, we just let him keep his pacifier throughout his naps (1 or 2 hours). I can see him sucking away even though he is asleep! Is it safe?
I tried removing his pacifier while he was sucking once and although he didn't cry, you can hear a loud suction noise when you pull it out so I'm worried about tearing his oral tissues. Does anybody have any experiences they can share?
Thanks for sharing!