These Avent Freeflow pacifiers are really great. We've used them for our first two kids, and will soon be using them for out youngest. Of all the pacifiers we've tried, these seem to have been the favorite (or the similar ones made for younger babies), for all of them. Our first daughter didn't seem to have much interest in any of the other types of pacifiers, but this one did the trick, so we've stuck with it!! They're also really cute, as far as pacifiers go. They have a nice smooth shape - not any kind of weird or crazy - take all the attention away from the cute face - kind of shape or design. We usually went for the translucent orange and pink set, which are visually appealing, but not overwhelming. The only drawback is that they can be a bit hard to find in the dark, or on our old hardwood floors - as the orange would tend to blend in to the finish on the floor for some reason. These wear really well, and clean up easily in the dishwasher. I would definitely recommend them as a great alternative to finger or thumb-sucking!!