How to Keep Binky From Falling Out
As a parent, you understand the importance of your baby's pacifier—a source of comfort and security that soothes them during those tender moments. You want nothing more than to ensure it's always ready and clean when they need it most. That's where "The Pod" comes in—a game-changer in the world of pacifier storage and peace of mind for you.
The Pod is designed with your baby's safety and convenience in mind. Its baby-safe and easy-to-clean features make it the ultimate pacifier storage solution. No more fretting over lost or dirty pacifiers: with The Pod, you have it all covered.
In this blog, we will explore everything you need to know about pacifiers, from understanding your baby's preferences to ensuring a peaceful sleep, and discover why The Pod is the ultimate solution for a clean and accessible pacifier on the go.
How to Keep Pacifier From Falling Out of Mouth
Table of Contents
- Why do babies spit out pacifiers?
- Is it normal for a pacifier to fall out?
- Is it typical for baby to wake up when the binky falls out?
- Can babies sleep with a pacifier?
- Is there a binky that stays in the baby's mouth?
- What if the pacifier falls out while sleeping?
- What helps keep the pacifier in?
- Should I take the binky away if it falls out?
- What to do with the pacifier if baby falls asleep on the go
Why do babies spit out pacifiers?
When your baby spits out their pacifier immediately, it might be because it's new to them. Have patience and keep trying, as it may take some time for them to get familiar. Try it when your baby is happy and calm, not upset, such as after feedings.
Also, consider these points when figuring out why baby is spitting out their binky:
- Style: Your baby may prefer a different style of pacifier, so try different kinds to see if there is a different one baby likes better.
- Texture: If your baby is rejecting the paci, try coating it in breast milk or formula. They are more familiar with this taste and might take it more easily then.
- Size: Pacifiers come in different sizes based on the age of your baby. If your baby suddenly dislikes their binky, it could be because it's gotten too small. Switch to another one in their age range, and keep in mind that if the paci is too small, it could pose a choking hazard.
- Nipple confusion: There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not this condition exists. Only half of pediatricians agree that pacifiers might cause nipple confusion.
Is it normal for a pacifier to fall out?
Pacifiers fall out, get dropped, and get lost all the time. If your baby is using a paci, it should be kept safe and clean. This is why you need a helpful pacifier case like The Pod when you’re on the go or even for at-home use, so you always know where your baby’s binky is.
Is it typical for baby to wake up when the binky falls out?
Babies sometimes wake up if they’re using a pacifier and it falls out, which is completely normal. They might get fussy or start to cry when this happens.
If your baby is used to falling asleep using a paci, they will probably need it to help them fall back asleep when they wake up during the night. It can help to keep an extra binky handy in a safe place (like The Pod ) by their crib in case you need quick access to a backup in the dark.
As a parent, you may wonder if it’s safe for your baby to sleep with a pacifier all night. It is normal to wonder this, and the answer is whatever is best for you and your baby.
Some babies prefer to sleep with a binky, and some don’t need it. There are benefits to having your baby sleep with a pacifier. A baby who uses one will feel relaxed and comforted and may stay asleep longer, meaning you’ll also get more sleep too. Studies show the risk for sudden infant death syndrome ( SIDS) is also lowered when babies suck on a binky.
However, many pediatricians suggest pulling the paci out just before your baby falls asleep. Falling asleep without it increases the probability of your baby learning how to self-soothe and put themselves back to sleep on their own.
Is there a binky that stays in the baby's mouth?
There are no pacifiers guaranteed to not fall out of your baby’s mouth, because your baby’s reflexes hold the pacifier in place in their mouth. If it falls out while they’re asleep, that’s okay! It’s a useful tool for them to comfort and soothe themselves to sleep—so if they’re already asleep, they won’t miss it.
What if the pacifier falls out while sleeping?
It's completely normal for a pacifier to fall out while your baby is sleeping, and once your little one is asleep, they no longer rely on the pacifier for soothing. Interestingly, pacifiers can satisfy babies' natural need to suck, even when hunger isn't the issue, contributing to longer and more peaceful stretches of sleep at night.
Rest assured, if the pacifier falls out during sleep, it won't disrupt their rest or hinder their ability to sleep soundly. As they sleep, they naturally find their preferred sleeping position, and the pacifier is no longer necessary for their comfort. So, don't worry if it ends up on the crib or beside them; your baby will be perfectly content, sleeping like an angel.
What helps keep the pacifier in?
Since a baby’s mouth muscles relax when they fall into a deep sleep, they can’t hold onto their pacifiers, and they’ll often fall out of the baby's mouth. The sucking reflex keeps the paci in until they are asleep. Here are some other points to consider to help keep baby’s pacifier in:
- Binky cords (when awake): A cord can be attached to the binky with a special clip and attached to your baby’s clothing. Only use binky cords when you are able to keep a close eye on your baby to monitor for strangulation or choking hazards.
- Encourage better sucking: If you want to encourage your baby to suck on the binky, tug on the binky while it's in their mouth. This enables their sucking reflex.
- Things to avoid:
- Avoid force.
- Avoid attachments (when sleeping).
Should I take the binky away if it falls out?
If the binky falls out of your baby’s mouth, keep it out if they are asleep. This trains your baby to strengthen their sucking ability and reduces the chance of it slipping out.
What to do with the pacifier if baby falls asleep on the goWhen you’re a busy mom on the go, and your little one falls asleep, you can easily store baby’s binky in the Tushbaby Pod for safekeeping. The Pod is the perfect solution for you so your baby can have a clean pacifier handy and ready when they need one. You can avoid the chaos when they get fussy, knowing exactly where their binky is and that it's in good condition.
The Pod conveniently clips onto the waistband loop of your Tushbaby hip carrier, and onto your Totebaby bag for easy access. Keeping the pacifier stored in a safe place like The Pod will prevent it from getting lost or damaged, and it will keep baby’s pacifier clean so it won’t get covered in unwanted germs. The Pod’s chic pouch is made of easy-to-clean vegan leather and PVC-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free materials.
We created our Tushbaby products to bring more ease to your everyday life. Keep your baby’s pacifier handy all the time—get the mommy-must-have Pod pacifier holder today.