Sponsored Brief: When is the right time for my child to give up their pacifier?
Last updated 11/5/2018 at Noon
Pacifiers are often a great way to soothe your little one. They mimic the sucking pattern of nursing and bottle-feeding that are familiar and instinctive. They are a common and normal part of infancy.
When to wean your child off their pacifier is one of the most common questions we get. The main factor is the pacifier's effect on your child's oral growth and development.
Prolonged pacifier use can lead to narrowing of the palate, an open bite, and an over jet. When stopped at the right time, these issues may self-correct and normal growth continues.
At Stellar Kids Dentistry, we...