Shall I give my baby a soother or not? Should a binky be an option? I wasn’t overly convinced I wanted a soother to be part of my child’s life so I didn’t really encourage my first child to take one. When I did try to offer him one, he wasn’t interested. Mostly because I only ever offered it to him once in a while, only out of desperation so he never did take one.
Child no. 2 arrived and I knew we were planning to go on a trip (via airplane) prior to big brother turning two. We needed to introduce our new addition to friends far away. I was afraid, yes, afraid of the uncertainty of two little ones on an airplane so my priority was to get little brother to take the soother before flight time. It only took consistently of offering it to him for a short time before it was a part of his ‘norm’ at bedtime. A mommy favourite that accompanies our soother when out and about is the adorable ‘bink link’ pacifier clip. It comes in many colours and themes but my favourite feature is that is does not have the small piece of velcro that eventually starts losing it’s strength and reliability but you loop it through to secure the soother on to the clip.
BinkLink Safety Commitment boasts the following features: Strong cord prevents breakage, Lead free paint & metal clip, Strong safety knots prevent beads from coming loose, Colorfast cords prevent color from running, Protects pacifier from germs when dropped.
The Bink Link can be purchased at baby specialty stores throughout Canada or online (U.S. Company).