WubbaNub Infant Pacifier

Last updated date: July 2, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

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We looked at the top 1 Pacifiers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, We Moms Life, Mom Loves Best, Savant Magazine, Verywell Family, Well Being Kid, Found Frolicking, The Wife Choice, Crib Mattress Hub, Baby Advisor and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pacifier you should buy.

Overall Take

Parents appreciate that the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier is latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Infants love the adorable attached plush character, which also makes the pacifier easier to spot and grab when dropped. The plush also makes it easier for babies to get the pacifier back in their own mouths, which every parent will appreciate. In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the WubbaNub WubbaNub Infant Pacifier placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Pacifier for a detailed review of all the top pacifiers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.7
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
2,623 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
One-piece silicone pacifier. Comes with a choice of soft, cuddly plush animals. Gives baby something to hold. Easy for babies to find on their own after it falls out. BPA-free.
- BestReviews
The latex-free pacifier is a durable one-piece construction ensuring no germs inside cracks so the pacifier stays clean
- We Moms Life
The weight of the stuffed animal may help keep the pacifier in place for a baby who struggles to keep suction going.
- Mom Loves Best
February 6, 2019 | Full review
Being latex free and mostly free from germs due to its one-piece construction, this pacifier is also a favorite of hospitals throughout the nation.
- Savant Magazine
This must-have registry item is a pacifier that has an attached stuffed animal which will not only help keep the pacifier in their mouth, but it'll also be easier for baby (or parents) to find when it slips out in the middle of the night.
- Verywell Family
May 15, 2019 | Full review
This is most suitable for the babies of young age to keep them calm and relax.
- Well Being Kid
Since the pacifier is silicone and the little animal is obviously soft, it wasn't possible for my son to hurt himself with it. Because of how big it is, it's also hard to lose. All in all, it's the most amazing pacifier product I've found!
- Found Frolicking
April 5, 2013 | Full review
This simple but smart design is a gift to parents and the pacifier itself is one of the best on the market today, trusted by hospitals and baby units across the country.
- The Wife Choice
Also, this pacifier is very easy to clean.You just need to put it on your laundry machine in a mesh bag.
- Crib Mattress Hub
June 21, 2019 | Full review
The WubbaNub pacifier is the best baby soother pacifier because it is more than just a pacifier. The pacifier alone is amazing and soothes baby very well .
- Baby Advisor
January 31, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Easy to pull out of the mouth due to the angle of the plush animal.
- BestReviews
A little expensive compared to other simple options like Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier, 0-3 Months, 2.
- We Moms Life
It’s more expensive than traditional brands.
- Mom Loves Best
February 6, 2019 | Full review
Although a little expensive, some moms consider it to worth every penny simply to get the plush giraffe toy attached to it.
- Savant Magazine
After a month of using it, the only problem I found, is that if I wasn't watching him, it could drop, and washing it can be a hassle since it is not possible to detach the little animal from the pacifier.
- Found Frolicking
April 5, 2013 | Full review
The only thing that made me give 5th place to this pacifier is because of its price.
- Crib Mattress Hub
June 21, 2019 | Full review
The downfall here is that the pacifier itself can’t be removed from the stuffed animal.
- Baby Advisor
January 31, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Fall in love with our award winning WubbaNub Pacifier, the original part plush, part pacifier. The patented WubbaNub design is sure to be your baby’s first friend. The unique style of the original WubbaNub Pacifier allows it to remain near baby’s mouth, easy to grasp, nearly impossible to lose and may assist baby to self sooth. WubbaNub is distributed in hospitals, NICU and well-baby units nationwide and is made with a medical-grade silicone pacifier, a non-latex and BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free. The durable one-piece construction of the pacifier means no germs hiding between cracks. WubbaNub is a safety-first company that mandates all infant/baby products are completely safety tested.NOTE: WubbaNub Pacifiers purchased online are packaged in a clear polybag with header card that further describes features and benefits. For additional details and support please refer to the links below.

Overall Product Rankings

1. MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
3. WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
5. RaZbaby RaZ-Berry Silicone Teether
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 6
6. The First Years Gumdrop Newborn Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Ryan & Rose Cutie PAT All-in-One Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
8. BIBS BPA-Free Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Nookums Paci-Plushies Buddies Pacifier Holder
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Pacifiers

Pacifiers, sometimes referred to as binkies or dummies, are a source of comfort for babies. Parents who choose to provide their infants and toddlers with a pacifier will want to do a little research before deciding which one is best.

First, pacifiers are sold in several different sizes that are based on the age of the child. You’ll find them in newborn, 0 to 6 months, 6+ months, 12+ months and 18+ months.

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Once you identify the binkies in your baby’s size, check the material that the product is made from. Most are made of silicone, but you also want to check the label to make sure there aren’t any toxic chemicals. For example, the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier states that it is latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free.

Next, examine the shape of the binky’s nipple and shield. Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier has a contoured butterfly-shaped shield that curves from nose and cheeks. Other pacifier models have nipples and shields that are the same no matter which way you turn them. That saves a parent from having to flip the binky if the baby puts the pacifier in her mouth upside down.

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Check to see if the pacifier has any recommendations from specialists in the industry. Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier, for instance, is not only the pacifier of choice among 2,000 U.S. hospitals, but its design also adheres to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for newborns. That means parents can feel confident when choosing this brand.

Finally, consider any extras that the pacifier may offer. Do the binkies come in a variety of colors or do they have fun animals or recognizable characters on the front of their shields? MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers actually light up at night, which is helpful for parents in the event that the baby drops the binky. Parents don’t want to turn on the lights to hunt for the pacifier and risk waking up their sleeping baby.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Since pacifiers were first mentioned in a German book called “A Guide on Young Children” back in 1473, they have undergone a number of changes. They evolved from sugar or poppy seeds wrapped in a linen cloth to rubber nipples with shields made of bone or ivory. Today, pacifiers are made with either silicone or latex nipples and plastic shields. Some models also added a plastic ring to the shield.

Sears was the first company to sell pacifiers on a large scale out of its 1902 catalog. Now, parents can purchase pacifiers at any grocery store, department store, pharmacy, baby retailer or through a host of online outlets.

The Pacifier Buying Guide

  • There are a few different ways to clean and sterilize your infant’s pacifier. You can soak it in a solution that contains 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Another option is to boil a cup of water in the microwave or on the stovetop and let the binky soak in it for about 4 to 5 minutes. Always rinse the pacifier off after cleaning, and make sure it is back to room temperature before giving it to your little one.
  • Giving your baby a pacifier during naps and at bedtime lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by more than 50 percent.
  • Many toddlers give up pacifiers on their own between the ages of two and four. Since the risk of developing dental problems increases in older children who use binkies, this is a good time to start helping your child wean from the pacifier if he or she has a hard time giving it up on their own.
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  • Always check pacifiers for wear, as they tend to last just a few months before becoming torn or scratched. If the pacifier isn’t made using a one-piece construction, the nipple may even detach. Once the nipples become worn enough to break off, it poses a choking risk to your baby. It’s best to toss the pacifier and purchase a new one.
  • When comparing pacifier prices, you’ll need to look at how many pacifiers are in each pack. On the higher end is the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier at around $14 for just one. In the middle is MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers, which come in a 2-pack for approximately $14, making them $7 a piece. Tied for the most affordable pacifier is the Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier 2-count for $4, or $2 a piece, and Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier 3-count for $5, or about $1.50 each.