Injury Prevention

Pacifiers

If using a pacifier, here are safety guidelines to keep in mind.

  • The guard or shield on a pacifier should be large enough to prevent your baby from putting the entire pacifier into his mouth.
  • Check the parts of the pacifier frequently to make sure that they will not come apart.
  • Replace pacifiers often.
  • Never hang a pacifier on a cord around a baby’s neck or attach it to your baby’s clothing with a clip and cord.
  • Never substitute the lid and nipple of a bottle for a pacifier.
Last Update
January 29, 2008
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Last Update
January 29, 2008
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