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The best pacifiers to soothe your baby

Typically produced from rubber, plastic or silicone, a pacifier provides an artificial nipple that newborns or babies find soothing to continually suck on. Although some parents are leery about pacifiers because they believe they are habit-forming, many others swear by them as a soothing device. These leading pacifiers can help your young child without creating an unwanted habit.

In addition to keeping your baby happier and more content, a pacifier has been proven to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome during naps and nighttime sleeps. So, it’s a tool that’s soothing to both young children and parents. To tap into those attractive benefits, consider getting one of these leading and helpful pacifiers.

Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier

Best With Toy

Many newborns and babies like pacifiers and toys. So why not combine them? Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier is a cute, stuffed elephant toy and a snuggle pacifier tailored for newborns and babies up to 3 months old. The pacifier and plush toy are detachable for easier cleaning. An attachment mechanism enables it to be used with ring-handled pacifiers.

NUK Orthodontic Pacifier

Best Orthodontic

Don’t worry about a pacifier affecting your baby’s teeth by using an orthodontic model. The NUK Orthodontic Pacifier is tops in that category. Its orthodontic nipple shape is asymmetrical with a scooped bottom, so the pacifier is flatter to provide more room for natural sucking motion, slimmer to reduce pressure on jaws and teeth, and narrower to help prevent misaligned teeth.

Baby Fruit Feeder Pacifier

Best for Feeding

There’s a pacifier available that’s also a great feeding tool. The Baby Fruit Feeder Pacifier is both a pacifier fruit holder and teething toy. It can store fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, ice chips, breast milk, or medicine. The pacifier comes with one large-, two medium- and one small-sized silicone nipple. It also can soothe a baby's teething discomfort by massaging gums.

Make sure your newborn or baby stays soothed and comfortable by giving him or her a good pacifier. These alluring pacifiers — for both babies and parents — will help keep everyone in the family feeling more content.