Playtex® Ortho-Pro® Pacifier - Orthodontic Nipple
The Playtex® Ortho-Pro® Pacifier is designed by dentists to not cause teeth misalignment.*The ultra-thin, wavy stem reduces pressure on developing gums for natural oral development. It also has an AirComfort Shield that is designed for greater air flow to help prevent skin irritation. The unique Snug ‘N Place feature prevents the ring from flopping around and possibly disturbing baby’s sleep.
*Efficacy of a Novel Pacifier in the Prevention of Anterior Open Bites, Stefan Zimmer, DDS, PhD, MPHD, Pediatric Dentistry V33/NO 1 Jan/Feb 2011.
Playtex® OrthoPro® At a Glance:
Designed by dentists
Will not cause teeth misalignment
Ultra-thin, wavy stem reduces pressure on developing gums for natural oral development
Unique contoured nipple leaves room for baby’s tongue, relieving pressure on teeth and gums
Comfortable shield designed for greater air flow to help prevent skin irritation
Available in 2 materials and 3 age stages:
Natural & Soft Latex. 0-24M
Durable, Easy to Clean Silicone. 0-6M, 6M+
How to Use
To properly position pacifier nipple, flat tip should face baby’s tongue.
To Clean Playtex® Ortho-Pro® SILICONE Pacifier: Boil pacifier for 5 minutes before the FIRST use. Wash regularly in hot, soapy water for about 1 minute and rinse thoroughly, or use dishwasher top rack only. Boil pacifier for 5 minutes weekly to maintain cleanliness.
To Clean Playtex® Ortho-Pro® LATEX Pacifier: Boil pacifier for 5 minutes before the FIRST use only. DO NOT boil thereafter. Wash regularly in hot, soapy water for about 1 minute and rinse thoroughly. DO NOT use dishwasher or steam sterilizer.
Q1. Can using a pacifier interfere with breastfeeding?
A1. No. Several studies have shown that there is no link between pacifier use and the success of breastfeeding your baby. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine reviewed 29 studies from 12 countries and found that moms who used pacifiers did stop breastfeeding sooner, and pacifiers were not the reason.
Q2. How do I clean this pacifier? Can I use a dishwasher?
A2. For silicone pacifiers: Boil for five minutes before first use. Wash regularly in hot, soapy water or use dishwasher top rack to maintain cleanliness.
Q3. When should I replace this pacifier?"
A3. For silicone pacifiers: Inspect the nipple portion regularly, especially when baby is teething. If pacifier becomes cracked, torn, or shows other signs of excess wear, discontinue use immediately.