Sugar on Pacifier

Kristin - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,
My daughter is almost 6 weeks old, and I was wondering if anyone has heard of putting sugar on a pacifier to get your baby to take to it and calm her down. Is it safe? Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks.

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Melanie - posted on 10/08/2009

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I have read that it is not recommended to use sugar anymore...its not really something you want to introduce to your child too early anywaze...but myself and some others I know use gripe water...its a dual purpose..can encourage taking the pacifier while also helping calm their gas pain or Kolic...just dip the pacifier in the gripe water before giving it to them.

Stephanie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Not only does it leave you with the possibilty of early tooth decay but you have to remember the babies kidneys and liver are still immature and cannot metabolize much. Even though It is only a small amount, if you do that several times a day it adds up.

Elisabeth - posted on 10/07/2009

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they did that at the hopspital when they did my son's circumcision...and so i tried it one time when he would not stop crying and it calmed him down after he started sucking on the pacifier....only problem is is that after 5-7 minutes he spit his pacifier out and started fussing again.....and i didnt want to keep giving him sugar on the pacifier because i didnt know what it would do to him. so that gravy train ended quickly. now im back to square one when he cries psychotically for no reason.

Sarah - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting Sarah:

I've heard of it as something that used to be done - it is no longer recommended as it can lead to early tooth decay. So, unless you want to be paying big dentist bills, I'd give it a pass. If you're really keen on using a soother, you may have to trial a number of different types until you find one that works.






I work at a dentist office and I want to know how early tooth decay can occur when the have no teeth?  That is just riddiculous.  If you don't continue to do this after they get teeth, then you have nothing to worry about. 






It can affect emerging teeth. Since some babies start teething early (i.e 3 months) and you can't know when your baby will start teething, it doesn't seem like a good practice to engage in.

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Laurenebradley - posted on 05/03/2017

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Hi everyone my son is 3wks old and is hungry all the time I am breastfeeding and supplementing with formula as well and he's still hungry all the time. The doctor says give him a pacifer but he won't take it is there any suggestions to make him take it? He's already a big baby

Lisa - posted on 10/14/2009

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heya no i tink its a bad idea coz it will have affect of her stomach as well as wen she gets her teeth! ive a 9wk old baby...an i was told of dis ting 4 babys dat help 2 take de soother...its called camille syrup u can get it in de chemist..ive found it great...ders a nice taste 2 it my daughter likes it an all u need it a tiny bit at a time! hope dis helps an let me no how yiz get on wit it plz tanx x x

Renee - posted on 10/14/2009

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ive always just put a little smear of vegimite on my 3 kids dummy...works are treat!

Lisa - posted on 10/08/2009

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Try do it when boys are being circumsized. So yeah its safe! Try NUK pacifiers they are shaped more like a nipple. My baby loves it.

Amanda - posted on 10/04/2009

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They have this thing callled a tooth brush and tooth paste for infants at wal-mart and it's never too early to start that.

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

I've heard of it as something that used to be done - it is no longer recommended as it can lead to early tooth decay. So, unless you want to be paying big dentist bills, I'd give it a pass. If you're really keen on using a soother, you may have to trial a number of different types until you find one that works.



I work at a dentist office and I want to know how early tooth decay can occur when the have no teeth?  That is just riddiculous.  If you don't continue to do this after they get teeth, then you have nothing to worry about. 

Jessica - posted on 10/02/2009

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I think putting sugar on a pacifier will have the same negitive effects as giving and infant juice in a bottle or letting them fall asleep in a crib with a bottle of milk. They all lead to "bottle rot". And the poor little ones sometimes have to have teeth removed because of it, if not the decay can somehoe damage their adult teeth if left untreated.

Lisa - posted on 09/25/2009

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DON"T force a baby to take a pacifier any way. There are more bad that comes from those things than good. If she won;t take the paci then she doesn't need it.

Sarah - posted on 09/24/2009

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I've heard of it as something that used to be done - it is no longer recommended as it can lead to early tooth decay. So, unless you want to be paying big dentist bills, I'd give it a pass. If you're really keen on using a soother, you may have to trial a number of different types until you find one that works.

Lynn - posted on 09/22/2009

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I haven't heard of putting sugar on the pacifier, but when I was in the hospital the nurse put the pacifier in my daughters mouth and then put some milk in her mouth to get her to suck on it. I believe it gets them to associate the pacifier with food. My oldest 2 daughters sucked their thumbs and wouldn't take the pacifier, but since she did this with Izzye she has taken the pacifier ever since and with no sign of switching to her thumb. Hope this helps.

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