15Fear For The Ears
This is probably a topic to address with your child’s pediatrician. All things related to health tend to be better handled by a medical professional than, well, something someone said on the Internet, right?
But parenting sites do say that one potential downside to using a binkie for your baby is
that it might increase the risk for a certain type of ear infection.
Specifically, both babies and young children might tend to develop more middle ear infections than little ones who don’t use pacifiers.
Reportedly, the risk for such infections is considered to be lower when the baby using the pacifier is rather young.
Therefore some recommend using that binkie only until your little love is about 6 months old. That’s the time during which the need to suck is considered the greatest. Then you can wean him from it after that point.