April 2013 Moms

Soothie Warning

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edited November 2013 in April 2013 Moms
Hello!

There was a post going around FB warning about Soothie Pacifiers (wanted to post it but now I cant find it). 

Long story short babies thumbs can get stuck in them and cut off circulation.  The story is of a mother whose baby regularly uses a soothie at night when sleeping and when she went to get him one morning she noticed his thumb in the soothie.  When she took off the soothie circulation had been cut to the finger all night and the finger was dark blue almost black.  After rushing to the hospital they were able to keep the finger but doctors reported much longer and the finger would've had to be amputated.

My LO never took a pacifier but now uses it as her favorite teething toy.  Even before this post went out I noticed she gets it stuck on her finger.  So I make sure to watch her and take it off as needed.  She is also able to get it off herself by rubbing it against her or on the carpet.  But something to keep an eye on for mamas who were unaware or leave their LO's in their crib with them.

As if we needed any more things to worry about right ;)

I attempted to post a pix of a soothie below

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Re: Soothie Warning

  • I found LO's thumb stuck in his Soothie this morning when I went in to get him.  Luckily, it had not been there long as I had just checked on him a bit earlier.  It happened again later today. Thanks for sharing this!
    -K

     

  • It is a good warning, however I think a lot of things that are meant for babies have a potential hazard risk if not supervised. While the pacifier thing is something one would not even consider looking into.. it just shows that even the most simple things can be dangerous.

    I am glad that she caught it in time to save the finger.
     
     
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  • My LO does this too, but he can easily take it on and off, i'm definitely going to watch him more closely though.

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  • DD only took this soothie for about a week when she was born. Now, don't try to give her anything but a NUK. That is super scary though.
  • Have a hard time thinking this is real. If it poses such a risk I don't think it would be on the market, that is recall worthy.
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    CanukMam said:
    Have a hard time thinking this is real. If it poses such a risk I don't think it would be on the market, that is recall worthy.
    I guess it could be but my LO gets her thumb stuck in hers all the time. When I go to remove it you hear the suction/seal break when I pull it. Guess it depends on how fat those little thumbs are too.

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