Should I use the Soother?
It wasn’t until my daughter Omera was 18 months when I finally decided to use the soother out of desperation. I had to stop nursing suddenly after a horrible car accident, and she was not happy about it.
Heer teeth were coming in at the same time- so it was an explosion of unhappy. After consulting 2 dentists and Dr. Sears on his website I took the plunge. And it was the best thing ever! I learned that as long as your child isn’t using it all day, day and night, and isn’t using the soother by the age of 3-4, their teeth and jaw will be fine.
Granted you use a soother that is designed more like a nipple and has holes for breathing, their mouths will be fine.
The main thing to watch out for is how much they are using the soother and for how long, and to keep an eye out for the space between teeth (that’s more likely to show a future need of braces).
And as long as you show your child that it’s okay to sooth and comfort themselves you’re developing a better emotionally sound child rather then a frustrated unhappy baby.