- Pacifiers: to use or not?
- For and against the use
In young children, there is a strong need to suck.Even in the womb babies suck their fingers.There are different opinions about the use of pacifiers, but most parents are wondering, does prolonged use of pacifiers or bottles on speech development?
Impact Dummy on the process of child development
Studies have shown that the use of pacifiers by children under two years significantly increases the risk of ear infections.It is also noted that if a child until the age of two, twice a year or more frequently bore an ear infection, his speech development, as well as the ability to perceive information on hearing, can deviate from the norm.
Prolonged use of pacifiers can also lead to distortion of the teeth.In young children, the palate is still developing, and with it the position of teeth is formed.If the pacifier or bottle nipple is often in contact with air, it can lead to the formation of a high narrow palate.Language - the strong
Bottle feeding can have psychological consequences.In particular, decreased trust of the child to the parents;the child is difficult to cope with their emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code .The nipple is not a substitute for the child contact with the person.If you noticed that when he heard a baby crying, will automatically look for a pacifier, not taking the baby in her arms - throw away the silicon simulation.At least until then, until you learn to calm the child alone.
«Plugging" mouth pacifier often required can cause the baby later begin to talk, and his speech would not be enough expressive.The child may decide that it is more convenient to point to the right things and to communicate with the world of gestures - he used to not disclose the mouth of the nipple.
Of course, sometimes the nipple pacifier and very, very helpful.But there is no data that would say that their continued use brings at least some benefit.
When to wean the child from her nipples and pacifiers?
Most doctors believe that it should be done as soon as the child learns to hold in their hands the cup and begin to eat solid food.This typically occurs at the age of twelve and eighteen months.
At the age of about two years of age and older children appear quite persistent habits and personal desires, and to force them to abandon them can be quite difficult.It is best to avoid that non-nutritive sucking has become a habit.
to wean the child from the pacifier, put him to bed, avoid using pacifiers.He should be able to sleep without it.Instead pacifiers he may have favorite pillow or blanket that will make it attractive for crib seat and be able to calm him down and set up on holiday.Do not allow a child to go and play with a pacifier in his mouth.If he breaks your ban, do not yell at him, but explained that he was very disappointed you.So you will achieve more and earn the respect of his child.Instead
bottle feed your baby from a plate.He is pleased that he now eats "like adults" and, most likely, he will be happy to give up the pacifier.
Some children begin to speak relatively late.Do not worry, this is quite normal.However, there is something that should cause you concern:
- lack of coherent speech to two years
- child produces very high or nasal sounds
- When trying to talk to the child's dark look
- He obviously does not pay attention when talking to himand / or look at him
- constant repetition of speech of adults without any variations, changes in it "by itself»
If you notice any of these signs as soon as possible, talk to your doctor.