Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Never tie or hang a pacifier or any other object around the neck of a baby or a young child. This can result in strangulation. Pacifiers should be replaced at least every two months rather than waiting for signs of breakdown. Inspect pacifiers daily. Check the nipple for changes in texture, tears, or holes. These can appear with age or exposure to heat, certain foods, or sunlight. Check that the nipple and any ring or handle remains firmly attached when it is pulled upon forcefully. Any pacifier displaying signs of breakdown should be thrown out right away because the broken or loose pieces are choking hazards. A teething ring is a safer alternative for a baby who is chewing on a pacifier. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/child-enfant/index-eng.php#Pacifiers

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