Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Sanitized pacifier shortcut
Okay, this is one of those tips that sounded like a good idea when I originally decided to share it, but now I have my doubts. Oh, well, take it for what it's worth! :)
I use a pacifier sometimes with my babies*, and I wash it after it falls on the floor. Sometimes a pacifier goes missing for a few days or weeks or... I found one under the couch last week that hadn't been seen in months! I think Moshe used it last and that was months and months ago! Crazy.
And in that case, I not only wash the pacifier but I sanitize it in boiling water, too.
And I never feel like taking the time to specifically boil water and sanitize the pacifier.
So, when I'm boiling water for tea, I drop in the (clean, washed) pacifier for a few minutes to sanitize it.
Then I take out the (clean, sanitized) pacifier and use the water for my tea. This isn't yucky because I already washed the pacifier in my hot soapy dishwater before I sanitized it. ;)
*I feel compelled to note that I recommend the KellyMom information about pacifier use with breastfed babies. I always offer the breast first, but if it's rejected, I feel a pacifier is acceptable for a sanitary comfort-sucking solution. :)
Bonus picture: Channah, who has been using a pacifier lately. :)
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