Best pacifiers for baby

pacifier can be a true sanity saver. But choosing which one to buy when you’re faced with row upon row of options at the store can feel a bit overwhelming. So to make that decision a bit easier, we put a wide range of baby pacifiers to the test to bring you a list of the best out there. We tested each pacifier in our lab and asked our hands-on parent testers to try them out with their babies so we could get real-life feedback to assess the quality, ease of use and value for money. Here are best pacifiers for baby that made the cut to get the Today’s Parent Approved seal.

Nuk Breeze Orthodontic Pacifier
Best for Babies who are easily distracted by a pacifier's handle
Top benefits Uniquely shaped nipple that doesn't stain
Considerations No handle
Bottom line This orthodontic, handle-free pacifier is well-constructed and stain-resistant for easy cleaning


Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier
Best for Parents who are ready to start trying pacifiers and want to start with the simplest option
Top benefits One-piece construction, high-quality material
Considerations No handle to attach a pacifier clip, no cute designs
Bottom line The Philips Avent Soothie is a well-made pacifier and a great place to start your search to find a pacifier your baby will like


Natursutten Original Ortho Pacifier
Best for Parents who prefer using natural products for their baby
Top benefits Natural and sustainable material, one-piece construction
Considerations Not suitable for kids with diagnosed latex allergies, not dishwasher-safe, no cute designs, price point
Bottom line The Natursutten Original Ortho Pacifier has a one-piece design and is made with 100% natural rubber
Buy CAD $9.99 USD $9.99


Playtex Binky Silicone Pacifier
Best for Parents who prefer a traditional pacifier shape and cute designs
Top benefits Round nipple, good value
Considerations Not orthodontic
Bottom line The Playtex Binky Silicone Pacifier's nipple shape and classic design make it a good option to try


Dr. Brown’s PreVent Contoured Pacifier
Best for Babies who are pacifier devotees and might have a hard time breaking the habit as they get older
Top benefits Patented air channel, orthodontic design
Considerations Few gender-neutral design options
Bottom line Dr. Brown's PreVent Contoured Pacifier is a well-made pacifier that is designed to limit dental issues


Philips Avent Nighttime Pacifier
Best for Babies who play nighttime hide-and-seek with their pacifier
Top benefits Glow-in-the-dark handle, snap-on nipple cover, gender-neutral design options
Considerations Needs to be replaced monthly
Bottom line The Philips Avent Nighttime Pacifier is a well-constructed product that is easy to find in a darkened room, and easy to keep clean thanks to its nipple cover


Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Pacifier
Best for Babies who prefer a rounder nipple, and who are motivated to replace their own pacifiers when they fall out
Top benefits Round nipple, small handle, reversible
Considerations Designs may wear off
Bottom line The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Pacifier is well-made and comes in several styles, which gives you lots of flexibility when it comes to your baby's (and your) personal preferences
Buy CAD $7.49 USD $5.99


MAM Night Pacifier
Best for Babies who lose their pacifier in the dark often, and families who want an easy way to sterilize pacifiers
Top benefits Glow-in-the-dark shield, soft textured nipple, carrying case doubles as a sterilizer
Considerations No handle
Bottom line The MAM Night pacifier is packed with unique features, including a glow-in-the-dark shield, an anti-slip nipple texture and a carrying case that doubles as a sterilizer
Buy CAD $7.99 USD $5.99

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