Can pacifiers cause speech delays?

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asked Oct 19, 2017 in Toddler/Preschooler by georgeyves (250 points)
Can pacifiers cause speech delays?

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answered Oct 19, 2017 by Minty (23,390 points)
When a pacifier is used to long it can delay speech in toddlers.

Once a child gets to 1 year old you should start removing the pacifier and weaning them off the pacifier. I would actually recommend getting rid of the pacifier before age 1 so you'll have less trouble getting the child to give up the pacifier.

When a child constantly has a pacifier in their mouth it makes it hard for them to start speaking.

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