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How to make pacifier clips

Babies love their precious pacifiers, and their parents appreciate how they can help a baby feel calm and happy. Everyone’s a winner in this scenario, but problems can arise when a pacifier gets dropped or lost and the baby starts fretting and crying. Our little angels can get around the place pretty quickly, so how are we going to keep track of all the misplaced pacifiers?  Well, the answer is, of course, pacifier clips! In this article, we will look at how to make pacifier clips at home. After this, no pacifier will ever go missing again!


Making pacifier clips can be a really quick project, plus you get to choose your favorite colors and prints. They are also great gifts to give to someone who has a baby. You can make a variety of styles and shapes to stimulate your little one’s curiosity and sense of wonder.


To give you a sense of the possibilities available to you, take a look at the examples brought to you by the American brand Baby Naya. You can browse through all the available products at this link: Baby Naya products are perfect for your precious bundle of joy!


If you are reading this article then you will know that raising a baby means that you will be extremely busy, and often pretty tired. You might even find it hard to make time for your usual pursuits, not to mention craft projects. The good news is that it takes only 5 minutes to make a pacifier clip, as we will show you in this article. Your sweet baby will look at your work with all the wonder and appreciation that comes with being a newborn in this world. You can make your pacifiers full of color to match the personality of your infant.


We prefer to focus on pacifiers made from rubber or silicone, as those made from plastic may have negative effects on the health of your loved one.  Don’t forget also that pacifiers can have several different names in English, so bear this in mind when raising the subject with your international friends – for a quick guide, we can inform you that Americans sometimes refer to them as a wookie or a binky; our English and Australian cousins like to use the word “dummy”, whereas “soother” is the term preferred by many Canadians and Hiberno-English speakers.


Current research suggests that both rubber and silicone pacifiers can bring substantial benefit to a baby and its parents, and without any adverse effects if they are used up to the age of 3 years. Experts do not recommend the use of pacifiers after this time. Among the broad range of benefits offered by pacifiers, we can highlight only a few of the advantages here – namely that they can soothe an infant, offer distraction and stimulation, help a baby fall asleep, and potentially help in delicate situations, such as on flights, and may help reduce the incidence of sudden death syndrome.


For those of you who prefer to use Natural Rubber Pacifiers, you will be comforted to know that you are using a natural, sustainable material that comes straight from nature. Moreover, rubber wood trees can be used for 25 years, and also help to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Rubber pacifiers are some of the best and safest, as well as the most hygienic.   At you can find a wide variety of natural rubber soothers, such as the Bibs Latex Boheme Pacifier. This model, inspired by a modern take on classic bohemian styles, features a fresh and aesthetically pleasing design. The natural rubber nipple made from latex mimics the size of a mother’s nipple, promoting correct tongue position and sucking techniques for breastfeeding. It is therefore recommended for those mothers who choose natural breastfeeding. Plus, the shield is made of 100% food-safe materials.


However, if you are more interested in silicone versions, you could take a look at the Bibs Pacifier Silicone range. These soothers feature exclusive new designs and come with a stylish hidden gathering and a matte finish to provide a first-class look. They are naturally free from BPA, PVC, and phthalates, and there is even a “night version” that features a ‘glow in the dark’ handle.


So to business, are you ready to make your own pacifier clips?

You will need the following supplies:

⅝” ribbon; Plastic Snaps; Snap Pliers; Coordinating Thread; Fabric Fusing Tape; 1-inch pacifier clip


Next, follow these steps:

  • Begin by cutting a piece of ribbon to a length of around 14″ long.
  • Fold the ribbon in half, then slide it onto a pacifier clip, and rest it where the fold is.
  • Then, place the fusible tape in between the folded ribbon, and stitch down and across the ribbon, ensuring that the clip is properly secured.
  • According to the fusible tape instructions, press the ribbon closed using a warm iron.
  • Attach a snap to the other end with snap pliers. Et voila – your pacifier clip is ready!

Don’t forget to add your favorite colors and materials. Happy parenting!


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