If you can do without a pacifier great. If not this us a good choice to start with. In fact many hospitals provided them as a first pacifier and they develop with the baby so they have different stages. Chances are if its too big its not the right one for the baby. The handle makes for a good way too clip on any pacifier clips. The price is good masking it easy to grab more. I preferred the silicone over the latex but to each their own. finally be wise about what pacifier you do choose for your little one BC typically the minute you stick one type in that's what they'll prefer from then after. I bought a few and took then with me to the hospital to ensure that's what Sam would be introduced to.