TABLE 2

Pacifier Cleaning Practices Among the 136 Infants Using a Pacifier During the First 6 mo of Life

TechniqueNo. of children%
Rinsing in tap water11383
Boiling7454
Parental sucking of the pacifier6548
Not reported1310
Total136100
  • Techniques for cleaning the pacifier were reported in a telephone interview when the infant was 6 mo old.