So, I just learned an interesting little factoid from my dad today. We were having coffee when he showed me a pic he had shown to my brother over Twitter. It was a pic of a baby, sucking a pacifier with a little twirly mustache on it. Naturally, it was funny, but it also led my dad to tell me that my brother and I never used pacifiers when we were babies. No wonder it felt so weird when I recently bought my first pacifier and why it felt so alien.
My dad told me that he saw them as unnecessary, as he said that if a baby was to show any discomfort, the parents themselves would have to comfort them rather than a simple pacifier. I brought up the point that maybe pacifiers were the ONLY way of giving comfort in that kind of situation, which my dad said is probably the ploy that pacifier makers use in order to make parents buy their products.
Now, I wasn't one to argue a point, out of irrational fear that I might get too into the conversation, prompting my father to ask me why I was so on ball with a discussion on pacifiers. However, it got me thinking: what do you guys think about pacifiers in a baby's life? Do you think they provide a necessary form of comfort that parents can't reproduce in any other means, or do you think that babies can do without them and just need the ordinary comfort of a parent?
P.S. wasn't sure where to put this topic, so I put it in Mature Topics, seeing as it is more about raising a child than anything ABDL related