Best baby pacifiers
June 7, 2019

There are few things that soothe both a crying infant and exhausted parent quite as instantly or effectively as a baby pacifier. Assuming a baby isn’t hungry or suffering from a medical condition, giving a baby a pacifier is like pulling the ultimate magic trick, bringing relief for a crying baby with nothing but a bit of plastic and latex.

Baby pacifiers are certainly not new technology, but they’ve absolutely changed over the years. An early version of the baby pacifier goes back to the early 1500s, which is absolutely insane, and they started to resemble what we recognize now. The advancement in baby pacifiers has really picked up over the last half-century, and there’s absolutely no doubt that the pacifier you used as a baby is going to look a lot different than the options laid out for your baby. As with all other baby products, there is a huge variety in baby pacifiers, and when you’re shopping for such a sensitive item, you don’t want to make any mistakes.

That said, it’s not exactly breaking news that parents are generally bone-dead tired and don’t exactly have the time to examine the relative pros and cons of different kinds of pacifiers. The whole point of a baby pacifier is to make life easier, so it shouldn’t be super-hard to pick one. That’s where MASSE comes in. We’re here to help you find the best baby pacifier that’ll work for you and your child. There are a lot of different options, and we present the best of them, based on recommendations from real people who have really used the products (or, in this case, had their baby use the products). We don’t allow and tricky sponsored posts or paid reviews, so you can trust our listed recommendations.

No matter what your baby needs, we’re here to help. We’ll explain why you might want a flat pacifier (it can be better for a baby’s teeth) or a round one (it’s more like a natural nipple). We’ll offer insight on how they’re constructed and the relative benefits of each type. When you’re done with our recommendations, you’ll know exactly which is the best baby pacifier for you (and, y’know, your baby).

Soothie Pacifier 0-3 months
Philips AVENT
Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier
Elephant Pacifier
Love & Affection Orthodontic Silicone Pacifier
Glow in the Dark Night Orthodontic Pacifier

Soothie Pacifier 0-3 months

$3.99By: Philips AVENT
In those crucial first days after your baby is first born, it’s likely that nurses will be soothing your child with a Philips AVENT baby pacifier. And there’s a very good reason why doctors and hospitals choose Philips AVENT’s Soothie Pacifier: Its unique shape and odorless latex makes it more likely that your baby will latch on right away, and its single piece construction ensure there won’t be any complications or broken pieces. Our users say that professionals recommend this to them all the time and their children “love this thing,” which is a pretty solid endorsement.
Bibs is a company out of Denmark that has been producing baby pacifiers for over 40 years. Since the beginning, Bibs has been using natural rubber that mimics the feel of a mother’s breast, making it more likely that a baby will take to it right away and feel comfortable sucking on it for hours on end. It’s also got a classic design, reminiscent of the old, simple baby pacifiers that you (and maybe even your parents) used. MASSE users report that their babies take to this one even when they aren’t into other pacifiers, so you can feel comfortable with this long-time standby.

Elephant Pacifier

$13.95By: WubbaNub
There are two things that most babies can’t live without: their pacifier and a cuddly stuffed animal. And because it’s never too early to begin to learn how to multitask, WubbaNub makes this absolutely adorable Elephant Pacifier, which is as useful as it is precious. It combines a Soothie pacifier made by Philips with a cute plush stuffed elephant that your baby with love to hold and play with. It sits on the baby’s chest and is carefully weighed to make sure it keeps the pacifier in place, too, so it’s not only fun, it’s actually helpful. MASSE parents say it actually stops the pacifier from falling on the floor and rave “getting this was a life-changer!”
An outsized amount of thought and innovation went into the Love & Affection orthodontic silicone pacifier from MAM. The brand is known for using top technology to create the most natural-feeling baby pacifiers, including its patented skin-like nipple. The symmetrically curved body ensures that it stays in your child’s mouth comfortably, while air holes allow their skin to breathe and avoid chapped areas around their mouths. Some MASSE users say it’s the only baby pacifier their children will use!
One of the most frustrating things about even the best baby pacifiers is that when they fall out, they can be impossible to find — especially at night. With that all-too-common issue in mind, MAM combined its patented soft, skin-like nipple technology and symmetrically curved body with an adorable glow in the dark design to create the most convenient baby pacifier out there. The pacifier is easier for a baby to keep in its mouth thanks to the symmetrical nipple, and when it does fall out, it’s almost instantly recognizable. MASSE users say even their older babies, six months and up, can find these in the dark, which will save you a whole lot of trips back and forth from the nursery late at night!