While I was pregnant, I was adamant that my little one would not use a pacifier. I quickly stood corrected as soon as my son was born. He was born at 5 p.m., I served as a human pacifier all morning long...all of those wee hours of the morning! I was aggravated that the hospital in which I delivered did not offer us any sample pacifiers. In the meantime, we had to wear the nurse's disposable gloves and let my little one suck on our fingers... It was the only relief from crying and sore breasts that I could get! My mom quickly bought some Soothies because she had used similar pacifiers for my brother and me. Thank goodness, because these were the ONLY pacifiers that my son would take! Once he got older (around 4 months), he no longer took Soothies, so we had to switch styles. But the relief these pacifiers brought me in the first few months of my son's life has made me forever a fan of them!