My little Sophia recently got the chance to try out Difrax’s Ortho pacifier in exchange for our honest opinion. We tried out the 6+ month size, which I actually thought was a little small. Sophia disagreed, though, as she loved it!
Sophia is not a baby that has been very interested in pacifiers, even though I have definitely tried hard! My two older children both loved theirs, which as we all know, can be a great way to help sooth a baby. Sophia, however, would gag when I would try to get her to take them, so I stopped trying until a couple of months ago, when she started really teething.
Sophia is a funny baby, though! She doesn’t like to suck on them much; she likes to chew on them! This pacifier by Difrax is no different in that department. She likes to chew on the more rigid nipple. It has just the right amount of give for her to chomp on.
What does sets Difrax apart, however, is the shape of it. I have seen so many pacifiers that seem to come right up to the baby’s nose, and I just can’t see how that would be comfortable, or even very safe. (If the bottom of one of those gets hit, it could hurt the baby’s nose!)
The Difrax pacifier leaves plenty of space for baby’s nose, and it also has holes on the bottom for ventilation, allowing air flow that decreases irritation for those babies who want to always have a pacifier in their mouth.
I wish that my little one would do more than chew on this! It is so cute, and I think there are real benefits to using pacifiers like this. Alas, she is as stubborn as