I thought these Gumdrop Pacifiers below were really cool because they didn't look like normal pacifiers. You can stick your finger in the nipple of the pacifier while the baby is sucking so she ends up sucking your finger... However, these ones are not good. They fall out of Amelia's mouth all the time. I've used them on and off but at nighttime it's a nightmare using them. I have to put the pacifier in her mouth every minute or else she would cry!
This MAM pacifier stayed in Amelia's mouth pretty well but when she was done it left marks on her face. I know all pacifiers leave the pacifier imprints around the baby's mouth but this one was worse! Look at the design and use your imagination to see what a baby's mouth would look like after sucking on it. Haha. We only use this one for emergencies because she just looks ridiculous afterwords. I doubt it actually hurts her but still...
We received a few dollar store quality pacifiers. Don't buy those... They are cheap and poorly made. On our pacifiers there is a sharp edge to the plastic where two different pieces fit to together... Hard to explain but steer clear because I said sharp edge. Enough said!
Now on to my favorite pacifier-- Nuk pacifiers! They are cute and allow for Amelia to suck on them for extended periods of time. The only time these pacifiers fall out is when Amelia simply does not want one. Perfect.
I did like the pacifier that Metro Health Hospital gave us but unfortunately it was stepped on...
I told myself I would not introduce a pacifier until Amelia was at least two weeks or older because I was worried she would have problems latching on/breastfeeding. But ohh how I lied to myself! I ended up giving her a pacifier the first night at the hospital! I was sleep deprived and she wanted to nurse every 30 minutes... which is basically all the time. So we plugged her mouth with the pacifier! Haha :] And she had no problems latching on so it was worth it in the end.