Mummy Confession: I’ve always been jealous of the adorable pacifiers the United States has on offer.
*edited to add. Now these adorable pacifiers are available in Australia! I happen to have one of the range already in my store, with more to come in the future if I get messages about people wanting more! Click here to purchase*
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My children were all very picky with their pacifiers. My first found one that worked for her fairly quickly, but this was not so with my second. We sorted through round, orthodontic, and oval shaped soothers, but every one was rejected. After nine weeks of trying to find something to soothe her apart from me, I was ready to surrender.
I decided to put out one last desperate plea for help in the form of a Facebook status update. I requested a friend send the ever popular Avent Soothie Pacifier to my house half a world away, in hopes that maybe one last attempt would calm my child. (This was before they became available over here.) A week later, I received this pacifier and after a good wash, my babe tried it for the first time. She immediately took to it and I was overjoyed.
Even more awesome, this iconic pacifier has a super adorable line of animal friends called the Wubbanub. They help to keep the pacifier in for littler babies, and offer a source of comfort for the older kids. They do not come unattached, so it is a lot easier to find a missing paci (or stop the eternal rolling when it drops to the floor)!
I highly recommend both the pacifier itself and the Wubbanub as a companion piece if you babe takes the soothie. If not, there are other options if you love the amazing accessory that these animals are to keep in place or help locate that ever-disappearing apparatus. Various brands have created pacifier holders similar to the Wubbanub in cuteness and handiness. It’s always helpful for those babies who can’t be without their soothers!
Some great news for the Aussies happened after I posted this, too! You can now find the Avent Soothie pacifier in Toys R Us or some chemists, such as Chemist Warehouse. Yay! (Just between you and me, though, it’s still cheaper to buy off of Amazon in the multipacks.)
What have you found to be the one thing that helps soothe your child when nothing other than mummy (or daddy) will usually do?