How do you 'wash' the pacifier?

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How do you 'wash' the pacifier?
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:05pm

A new Swedish study suggests that parents who want to protect their infants from developing allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their children to the wide world of microbes: Just pop their pacifiers into their own mouths before giving them back to their babies.

Although that may sound disgusting or even risky to some, researchers found that the transfer of oral bacteria from adults to infants seems to help train the immune system to ignore germs that don't pose a threat.

Anyone want to admit to doing this? :)

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Wed, 05-22-2013 - 4:17am

I'd never have done this with my first but when you have a toddler demanding your attention and a cryin baby I have done it once or twice!

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 05-22-2013 - 2:46pm

If it's in my house, then yes because I know how clean my house is. If it's anywhere else, then no.

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