Are Pacifier Clips Necessary?

Are Pacifier Clips Necessary?

A pacifier and pacifier wristband are necessary to save your sanity!

Are Pacifier Clips Necessary?

No! Pacifiers and pacifier clips aren’t necessary. If money is tight and you can’t have all the baby things, then you don’t need to purchase an infant pacifier. Your baby isn’t going to die if he/she doesn’t have a pacifier. There won’t be any safety risks because they don’t have a newborn pacifier. Needless to say, it isn’t a life or death purchase; however, after living life with a newborn I think you will quickly realize an infant pacifier and pacifier clip are necessary for your sanity!!

Benefits of a newborn pacifier:

-prevents SIDS

-curbs the desire for nonnutritive sucking

-helps them to self-soothe

-shorter stays in the NICU for babies who use pacifiers

-ease discomfort during stressful times

What happens when the infant pacifier keeps falling out?

One of the most frustrating things about an infant pacifier is that they inevitably fall out of baby’s mouth. This would be fine if they didn’t also roll under the couch or fall on the wood chips at the park. This makes a newborn pacifier hard to find and/or very dirty. Most parents decide to invest in some kind of newborn pacifier accessory to help avoid this problem.

Popular Pacifier Accessories

WubbaNubs: An adorable pacifier accessories that have a stuffed animal attached to the pacifier. We used WubbaNubs with our first child for a few months and we found they began to stink quickly from being frequently dropped and hand washed in the sink. They also need to be replaced every 6-8 weeks so they get pricey quickly.

Pacifier Clip: A pacifier clip attaches to baby’s shirt while the other end is attached to the pacifier. This makes it easy to keep track of the pacifier and if it does fall out then the parent or child (depending on age) can get it back in easily. Most clips are made with wooden or silicone beads that are non-toxic, Phthalate & BPA-Free. However, some of these are choking hazards and the long string of the pacifier clip can be a strangulation hazard..

Why the Ingy Bingy Band is better: 

Self-soothing: Current research says babies can’t use a newborn pacifier on their own until about 8 months old. Until then, it is your job to repeatedly find a reinsert your babies pacifier every time it falls out of their mouth. Pacifier clips help because you at least know where it fell to, but they still cannot get the pacifier into their mouth on their own! The Ingy Bingy Band is a pacifier wristband that attaches to any pacifier and velcros around baby’s wrist. After prompting your baby a few times, they should be able to use the pacifier wristband on their own from as early as 4 months! That’s a real sanity saver (for both you and the baby)!

Affordable: Pacifiers need to be replaced every 4-6 weeks. Many pacifier accessories such as Wubanubs or a homemade pacifier bracelet comes attached to the pacifier. Wubbanubs are about $12-$15 and since the pacifier is attached, you need a new one every 4-6 weeks! The Ingy Bingy Band is at the same price point but since the pacifier attaches and detaches easily, it does not need to be replaced every time you replace your pacifier!

Safety: The Ingy Bingy Band is the safest pacifier accessory on the market. Popular pacifier clips attach to baby’s shirt while the other end is attached to the pacifier. However, it’s important to be aware of the safety hazards this poses.


The Ingy Bingy Band is not your everyday pacifier clip! This game-changing pacifier wristband helps babies self-soothe at a younger age than ever before! Instinctively, babies gnaw on their hands in an attempt to soothe. The Ingy Bingy pacifier wristband keeps their pacifier right where they’ll find it, allowing your baby to comfort and calm themselves while you do whatever it is you need to do!
Our buttery soft wristband comes in two styles to accommodate every pacifier.
Our Pacific style should be used when your baby’s pacifier holes are near their nose and chin when in use. It is most commonly used with Avent, BIBS, Dr. Brown’s, MAM, Nuby, NUK, Medela, FRIGG, Nanobébé, Tommee Tippee, and Chicco pacifiers. 
Our Sequoia style should be used when your baby’s pacifier holes are near their nose and chin when in use. It is most commonly used with Itzy Ritzy, Ryan & Rose, and The Dearest Grey pacifiers.  
If you are still unsure which pacifier wristband style is right for you, check out our style guide or text the name and/or picture of your preferred paci & we’ll let you know which style is right for you! 



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