The pacifier, also known as a paci, soothie, binky, nuk, or in my case, Sally, evokes very strong feelings in people everywhere. Its easy to judge parents whose school-aged children walk down the street with a pacifier in their mouth, but that is the extreme, and not the norm. For most, it is just a beloved object that helps babies and young toddlers navigate this big, and sometimes chaotic, world.
I mean what is the harm in that?
Before kids, I had endless amounts of time to do my research (along with other things like sleep, painting my nails, or styling my hair). I read so many conflicting opinions about the use of pacifiers, mostly against them, with a few positive reviews sprinkled in, which I could only assume were left by sleep-deprived mothers on a high from getting four consecutive hours of rest.