I have been considering adding a leash to which one could tie the pacifier. What do you think? On my walks around the neighborhood I keep finding pacifiers which have evidently slipped out of the stroller unnoticed. If they were tied down somehow - - I mean, even if you see the kid fling the pacifier out of the stroller, are you going to pick it up off the pavement and stick it back in his mouth? Or will you pick it up, take it home, soak it in bleach, run it through the dishwasher, then boil it in distilled water for fifteen minutes?
And what do you call it? Is it a binkie? A nuk (nook?)? A sucker? Pacifier? Do they train oral fixations which lead to obesity? Do they cause deformation of the palate which requires subsequent braces to correct? Or do they comfort and quiet the adorable bud of infinite potential? I have lots of opinions and no kids. What do practicing parents think?