F.A.Q.

 

Are these pacifiers safe to use?

Lily Method pacifiers are BPA-free, latex-free, and meet all US Consumer Product Safety (CPSC) regulations and satisfy recommendations by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Who invented this?

Leading pediatric dentist and mother of four, Dr. Alene D’Alesio, came up with the idea behind the Lily Method Pacifier Weaning System. Read more about her on our website! 

Do her children use the system?

Yes! Dr. D’Alesio has four daughters who all used Lily Method when it came time for them to wean off their paci. They were her first success stories for the product!

What age does this system work on?

The Lily Method Weaning System is designed to work on children 6 months and up.  Read reviews about how the Lily Method works with children of various ages on our Amazon review page!  

Are there any case studies to show this works?

Dr. D’Alesio designed and tested Lily Method on all four of her daughters, starting with her oldest, when she was first facing the challenge of weaning her off the pacifier. They were all successfully weaned from the paci in just 5 days!

Are "pacifier teeth" really a problem?

During a child's first year, sucking habits probably won't damage his or her mouth. But frequent and long-term sucking can cause problems. This is especially true if the habit continues after baby teeth start to fall out. Long term sucking can cause the top front teeth to protrude outward, the bottom front teeth to tilt in, the roof of the mouth to be narrower side to side, and the upper and lower jaws to become misaligned. 

If you aren’t ready to wean your child off their paci but are concerned about dental damage, they make dental friendly pacifiers (angled orthodontic shaped pacifiers) that are designed to be a safer option and cause less damage. However, the only way to avoid damage for sure is to wean your child off as soon as teeth start to come in, if not sooner. 

Why buy this product instead of DIY pacifier weaning techniques?

Each pacifier in the Lily Method Pacifier Weaning System has been precisely measured to the millimeter for optimum weaning. They are also sterilized and void of choking hazards, which are issues that arise with DIY paci cutting.  It is worth noting DIY cutting of pacifiers have not shown to conform to Consumer Product Safety guidelines.

How does the pacifier weaning system work?

By having a gradually shrinking nipple that compresses flat when sucked, the pacifier no longer fulfills the child’s desire and the child no longer requires their binky to sooth themselves.

How do I purchase the pacifier weaning system?

The quickest and easiest place to buy Lily Method is right here! 

Do I really need to throw away all of our other pacifiers before starting Lily Method?

YES!  It is critical to get rid off all other pacifiers prior to starting Lily Method.  If the child has the pacifiers he/she likes, they will tend to want that one and make the process extremely difficult and ineffective.  This can be frustrating for the child and the parent.

My child took Step 1, but did not like Step 2.  What should I do?  

This is normal and each step may be more of a transition than the previous step, but this means that the product is effective and soon your child will be pacifier free.

We got through Steps 1, 2, and 3 well, but our child does not like Step 4.  What should we do?

If your child does not like the next Step, offer him/her both the previous Step and the new Step together.  The next day only offer the new step. 

 At what age should parents consider getting rid of the pacifier and why?

The Ideal age to get the child off the pacifier is by the age of 1.  The sucking reflex is not as strong as it was at birth.  Speech pathologist recommended it by this time to help aid in proper speech.  Dentists recommend it by the age of 1 to avoid dental arch malformations.  ENT doctors recommend it by this age to help decrease the chance of ear infections.  As parents, we think the longer you wait the harder it is to wean your child.