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My DD received several cute pacifiers at her baby shower. Some of them are attached (stitched) to a tiny stuffed animal, for lack of a better description. How do you sterilize those? I would like to get all of them sterilized and put up ready to use. Also, what is the best sterilization procedure. It has been 37 years since DD was a baby, and I have forgotten a lot plus a lot has changed. Any helpful info would be appreciated. TIA. Demitra
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I would not use a pacifier attached to a toy.

My daughter and daughter-in-law put pacifiers in a basket in the dishwasher.

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I wouldn't use those pacifiers either...or least not until the child's older. Congratulations though!

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I would agree: throw them out. So much has changed, but in my day, the Nuk pacifiers were recommended, but that's something DD should talk over with her pediatrician or childbirth educator BEFORE the baby arrives. If she is bottle feeding, a pacifier will probably cause no problems. However, there are Lactation Consultants who discourage its use. Poodlepet2
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you may want to read these reviews......it seems that a lot of women praise this type of pacifier for different reasons. i read one review that said that it was allowed in NICU for her premature baby because it could be washed in the washing machine.

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/pacifiers/wubbanub-infant-pacifier-green-frog-wn21196-10823570#pr-header-...

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That frog is cute Smiley Happy

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Neither of my girls ever used a pacifier, nor were they thumb suckers.
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No need to sterilize. Just wash in warm soapy water and air dry. (I'm a Peds NP)
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On 3/11/2015 Yumagirl said: No need to sterilize. Just wash in warm soapy water and air dry. (I'm a Peds NP)

This {#emotions_dlg.thumbup} .All three of my children had "binky's" and I never sterilized them. This reminds me of a commercial where the mother was super, super picky with her firstborn, making everyone sterilize their hands, etc. By the second or third baby she was in a park with her baby and visiting with a friend. The baby dropped the pacifier on the ground, the mother popped it in her own mouth to clean it, and then popped it back in the baby's mouth. I laugh every time I see that commercial.

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when my grandson was born I was surprised to,find out that all that sterilizing of bottles, nipples, pacifiers etc is no longer considered necessary. Both the nurses in the hospital where she delivered and her pediatrician told her it was not needed.