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Baby pacifiers
« on: January 31, 2015, 02:05:42 PM »
First time parents with a baby boy due in July. Mother-in-law asked us to register and we went to a place today. Not a huge fan of random stuff but I got a kick out of scanning things just to remove them when we got home. There was one item though that caught my eye. Makes me want to break my mustachian ways! Had to post this picture because I thought it was awesome. All different types of mustache pacifiers but the cowboy one stood out.

So far a lot of our friends have been offering stuff that they don't need anymore. My SO wants to pick out some of our own stuff so it's been a fun balancing act. I've learned that there is a fine balance between Mustianism and keeping the SO happy.

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 04:20:36 PM »
That pacifier is cute!

I'd take anything used or borrowed that you can.  Baby stuff is in use for such a short time and is potentially bulky (like exersaucer, baby bathtub) and then you'll be itching to get it out of your house.

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 12:54:54 PM »
I've seen those around! I didn't end up using pacifiers since I BF (and still do).

You don't need very much for baby at all. I personally liked having the infant tub. Our kitchen sink was always full of dishes so we couldn't bath him in that.

Having different "baby stations" made things easier...like a swing in my room so I could get ready for work and have a safe place for baby. A playpen in the kitchen so I could prepare food. An activity chair so I could get quick chores done or a shower.

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 04:28:37 AM »
Very cute.

But trust me everyone over-buys for babies.

They need you, food, some clothes, diapers (whatever variety you want), a blanket for the floor, and a safe car seat (unless you never drive, then a safe stroller/carry thing!).

All the rest is optional.

Look at the Michael-Olaf catalog for developmental articles and examples of items to buy, make or find second hand.

Get into a moms group quick and look for families with slightly older children for hand me downs :)

Enjoy the wonderful time

(And ban any plastic toy that makes an annoying noise ... If you value your sanity)

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 05:36:28 AM »
Am I the only one that bought one each of about 6 different pacifiers, trying to find one my kid would take?

He never did take one, screamed in the car until he was 15 months old  but it was sure handy to already have the pacifier library to try out on the new baby! 

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 05:35:47 AM »
We did that too! Finally she liked a really basic one from the supermarket! I danced around the supermarket carpark at my husband, exclaiming how great our lives would be now that she would suck and stop crying all day. It was such a relief.

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 05:48:06 AM »
Am I the only one that bought one each of about 6 different pacifiers, trying to find one my kid would take?

He never did take one, screamed in the car until he was 15 months old  but it was sure handy to already have the pacifier library to try out on the new baby!

Ditto...but to no avail...I also spent close to 100 bucks trying to find a bottle that baby number 2 would take when trying to find a way to leave her with her dad for more than 1.5 hours.   Total waste because she was a boob or bust kid.  Sometimes in the throws of sleep deprivation and desperation you make purchases hoping it will make things easier. Enter a 150$ swing...only to have said swing exit 4 months later...basically brand new...for half the price.  Try to buy used stuff where possible because chances are it is basically new!

If you get a gift card...I would use it for the mustashian paci! LOL!  Just the picture would be worth the 10$! LOL!

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 08:49:48 PM »
Am I the only one that bought one each of about 6 different pacifiers, trying to find one my kid would take?

He never did take one, screamed in the car until he was 15 months old  but it was sure handy to already have the pacifier library to try out on the new baby!

My 2nd totally refused pacifiers.  He'd start sucking then spit it out. 

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 04:50:49 AM »
Am I the only one that bought one each of about 6 different pacifiers, trying to find one my kid would take?

He never did take one, screamed in the car until he was 15 months old  but it was sure handy to already have the pacifier library to try out on the new baby!

My 2nd totally refused pacifiers.  He'd start sucking then spit it out.

Mine likes them but you have to hold them in for her, otherwise she spits them out (involuntarily, it seems). I don't bother with them at all; Husband will sometimes give her one.

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Re: Baby pacifiers
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2015, 07:09:59 AM »
We're a big pacifier family (and breastfed, those are not mutually exclusive). I believe we have the pacifier you referenced above, along with other gimmicky ones. I believe they were all gifts.

FWIW, our kids have most liked the NUK pacifiers. They mold to the face better.