sugar on the binkie

April - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Every once in a while I will put a few grains of sugar (4or5) on my daughters binkie when she is in a major fuss. 9 times out of 10 it works and distracts her from what she was fussing about. One of our pedi's said it was ok the other said NO now there is disagreement in my home - whats the verdict?

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User - posted on 11/08/2009

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I agree with Krystal. What happened to the old fashion remedies. I gave my daughter sugar water all the time. Can't comment on the binkie because she never liked taking one.(LOL). I don't think that a few grains of sugar will hurt.

April - posted on 11/08/2009

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Quoting Kathy:

Who's arguing? 


The argument is between my hubby, his mom & I ( I Know )



 

Pia - posted on 11/07/2009

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Just don't do it too often. You don't want her to get to a stage where she expects it. And once she starts teething I wouldn't do it anymore.

Krystal - posted on 11/07/2009

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I wouldnt worry about the sugar either. With those small amounts I dont see the problem. If it works than keep doing it. We should remember that in another time things werent like they are now. Did your mother and father or grandmother and grandfatjer turn out okay using old methods of soothing? Stick with it she is young enough that you can break her of it when need be.

Candice - posted on 11/07/2009

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seriously? you are arguing over 4 or 5 grains of sugar? what has the world come to? if you were talking about dipping th ething in sugar..maybe...but 4 or 5 GRAINS of sugar? and only OCCASIONALLY? wow. we worry about the weirdest things.

Alycia - posted on 11/07/2009

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Maybe you can find a sweet alternative that would satisfy her instead of sugar.... like apple sauce or peach puree

Anna - posted on 11/07/2009

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The danger is it will rot their teeth and might encourage a taste for sugar. But sugar water is used in some hospitals to pacify a newborn before giving a shot or something else painful - it acts like a painkiller. I guess once in a while it isn't going to hurt.

Kathy - posted on 11/07/2009

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I'm with Emma, give gripe water a try, its a life saver with my 6 week old when she gets fussy/gassy. Its also great for hiccups, and she loves it!!

Cheryl - posted on 11/07/2009

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While my son was in the hospital and not allowed to eat anything (he was 5 weeks old), the hospital gave us sugar water for us to dip his pacifier in. It is the only thing that saved us from a very cranky baby!

Emma - posted on 11/07/2009

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Typically most people will tell you that sugar on the soother is bad, however thats what a lot of people did 20yrs ago to help with fussy baby or even hiccups. What the sugar does can wreck havoc with baby's gums etc. Curious, have you ever tried gripe water for your fussy baby? My son can get quite gassy so I now know that when he does get fussy like that I him a small amount of gripe water and he settles right down.

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