The Bottom Line
- Helps baby keep a pacifier in his mouth.
- Comes in many cute varieties.
- Only available with infant Soothie pacifier - no preemie size available.
- Adorable plush animals with Infant Soothie pacifiers safely attached.
- Come in a variety of styles, from Pink Pony to Red Dragon. And of course, the classic Red Dog!
- Available online or from a select number of stores.
Guide Review - WubbaNub Pacifiers
Pacifiers in the NICUIn the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where I work, we routinely offer pacifiers to our babies. Pacifier use soothes babies to promote restful sleep -- important for premature babies -- and can help our babies tolerate blood draws, IV starts, and other procedures with less pain and crying.
Unfortunately, because our babies often have such a weak suck reflex, they have a hard time keeping pacifiers in their mouths! The WubbaNub pacifier is designed to help.
SIDS: A Lower Risk for Babies Who Use Pacifiers?In 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its policy statement on sudden infant death syndrome. In their report, they suggest that pacifier use is associated with a lower risk of SIDS. The evidence doesn't show that pacifier use prevents SIDS, but it does show a lower incidence of SIDS among babies who sleep with pacifiers.
Pacifiers and BreastfeedingParents of breastfeeding babies should carefully consider the risks and benefits of pacifier use. Pacifier use can interfere with breastfeeding, especially during the first month of life. The risk of SIDS peaks between 2 to 4 months of age, so attaining a balance between using pacifiers and not using them is easy.
Where WubbaNub Can HelpThe WubbaNub pacifier securely holds an infant-sized Soothie pacifier onto a small stuffed animal. The furry critter is just the right size for babies to snuggle, and gives babies enough leverage to help them hold the pacifier in their mouths. The WubbaNub has gone through extensive safety testing to make sure that it is 100% baby safe, and families have a variety of critters to choose from.
The pacifier on the WubbaNub is infant sized, and WubbaNub does not come in preemie sizes. The infant Soothie is recommended for babies over 34 weeks who are breastfeeding or taking bottles with regular nipples.