‘How to use a pacifier clip’ is a common question from every mother. With every newborn baby, a mother is also born. This pacifier clip is also known as the soother clip. It prevents the pacifier from being dropped on the floor. When your baby needs to self-sooth he needs this pacifier clip as it ensures the pacifier from being lost.
As a mother, you may be conscious of the safety issues regarding using a pacifier clip for your baby. A pacifier clip is not unsafe when the ribbon attached to the clip is not more than 7 inches long. Because the longer the ribbon is it can wrap the baby in the neck. To make your mom’s life easier you can use a pacifier clip with a ribbon. This is safe when you use the clip with proper instruction. In this article, you will know the exact way to use this pacifier clip for your baby.
Three methods of using a pacifier clip
A pacifier clip is incredibly helpful when you need to track your baby’s pacifier. Traditional pacifiers with no clip can be lost anywhere and you may not find the pacifier when needed. Once you attach the clip with the pacifier you can attach the end of the strap to the baby’s clothing.
Method 1: Attaching a Snap-Style Pacifier Clip
You need to undo the snap at the end of the strap. First, you have to locate the snap and then pry it open using your finger. You may find there is Velcro with the snap. You need to use your finger to pull apart the Velcro.
Now you will slip the strap throughout the handle of the pacifier. You have to locate the opening place at the end of the edge of the pacifier clip. Then you have to insert the handle of the pacifier clip into the opening of the strap. The nipple of the pacifier should be facing out. If you find a Velcro with the strap for safety you need to ensure the Velcro is no longer with it. Pacifier clips are made for certain common brands of the pacifier. In this case, you have to identify whether your pacifier clip is suitable for the brand of the pacifier that you brought.
Now you have to press the snap that you opened before entering the handle of the pacifier. Line up the all pieces on the other side of the pacifier handle and press them together. It will ensure the security of the pacifier clip. If you find a Velcro is attached to the pacifier you have to press it too with other pieces of the pacifier handle.
Method 2: Inserting a Loop-Style Pacifier Clip
If you want to insert the pacifier clip in the loop style you have to push the end of the loop into the handle of the pacifier. First, you need to identify the handle of the opening area of the pacifier to attach the clip with it. Then you have to squeeze the end of the loop so that it becomes smaller. Then you will push the end of the loop to the opening or handle of the pacifier. Entering the loop into the handle of the pacifier you have to pull the other side of the handle until you find the edge of the strap is not up against the strap. The loop most of the time is made of thick material such as leather, canvas, or cord.
You can also do the same process differently. You can also insert the end of the strap throughout the loop so that the strap will be around the loop. Now you can insert the strap and the clip along with the loop of the pacifier handle. You may find the strap as a flat ribbon. There may be other decorative items on it. Whatever the style of the strap it must be fit throughout the loop easily and you need to ensure it.
Now you have to pull the loop to make it tighten around the edge of the pacifier handle of the opening. Keep tugging on the strap until you see the loop is not tightening around the pacifier clip. This will attach the clip with the edge of the pacifier handle and keep it safe from being lost. You need to focus on the strap around the pacifier clip so that it can be undone easily whenever necessary.
Method 3: Securing the Clip on Your Baby’s Clothing
When you want to attach the clip with your baby’s clothes the pacifier becomes more secure. It is the most suitable way of securing the pacifier from being dropped or lost. Even your baby finds this way most comfortable as the pacifier is attached to him all time. First, you have to identify the opposite part of the pacifier at the end of the strap; this is the clip part of the pacifier. After locating you need to squeeze the handle of the pacifier clip to open it easily. Now you may look for an unobtrusive spot on the cloth of your baby to pinch the clip up. You need to find a good place over the shirt your baby is wearing. If the fabric is double up then it is more secure to pinch up the clip here. Use your finger to grab a piece of the cloth and attach the clip here.
The clip you attached to the cloth is probably too strong to undo by your baby so you may relax after attaching it with the cloth. When you will attach the pacifier clip you must need to select any type of area in the cloth where your kid cannot make a mess with the clip. You can also do the same by sipping a piece of your baby’s cloth then put it into the open pacifier clip. You have to hold a piece of cloth in one hand and open the pacifier clip in another hand. Now slide the clothing piece into the pacifier clip and release the handle immediately to close the clip around the cloth.
A tether can be a great option to attach the pacifier clip with it. You can attach a pacifier with a teether when your baby starts using one.
Once your baby grows up you can still use the pacifier clip and strap as your key holder. Just do it the same way you did for the pacifier clip. Attach the end of the pacifier with the keys and the other side with your cloth.
Do not use a pacifier clip when your baby is sleeping. Remove it when the baby is taking a nap. At bedtime, you can provide a pacifier that is not attached to a clip or strap. Leaving the pacifier clips with the sleeping baby alone can be proved a great threat. You need to be aware of this factor when you are using a pacifier clip for your baby.