Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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Too many pacifiers push against your child’s cheeks and nose. For a newborn, that isn’t very comforting, nor is it safe. You need something that will prevent red marks on their face, and perhaps a few curves to avoid crushing their nose. For that, we look at what might be the best pacifiers around: Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier. Use it for your child’s health & wellness.

Why We Like It – Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier

BPA free, dishwasher and sterilizer safe features, this pacifier is a one-piece design that’s shaped to curve away from your child’s cheeks and nose for ultimate comfort.

  • Shape curves away from nose and cheeks
  • Dishwasher and sterilizer safe (top rack)
  • BPA free
  • Not all babies like this pacifier


Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier proved to be your average run of the mill pacifier. And like all pacifiers, it’s a hit or miss depending on the child using it. However, we didn’t hold that against the pacifier. Kids who like the shape will take to it and those who don’t, won’t. It’s made of silicone and it’s very soft, making for a very comforting feel in the mouth. It’s also BPA free, dishwasher and sterilizer safe, which is such a great feature. It’ll ensure your child is sucking on germs leftover from the many falls it will definitely experience. If you want a reliable solution for waking up with dry mouth and nose, check out our Dreamegg cool mist humidifier whisper quiet review.


The design of Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier takes ona rather generic nipple shape that you see in many pacifiers. For example, the shape of the pacifier is more natural on the NUK Orthodontic Pacifiers 5-pack. However, the shape around the pacifier is unique. Curves were added to prevent the pacifier from being crushed against your newborn’s nose and cheeks, unlike an Evenflo Feeding Balance Cylindrical Pacifier. It should be noted that if your child does not take it, it isn’t an issue with the pacifier, but rather your child simply not liking the shape. You might also want to look at our Dr. Browns HappyPaci silicone pacifier review.


For $5, we were really impressed by its performance but more importantly, its design. Too many pacifiers push on the noses and cheeks of babies. It sure isn’t anything fancy, no cute designs, and only comes in red and blue—but we think, overall, that it has great value. You get three pacifiers for $5, which is a better deal than the Philips Avent SCF190/01 Soothie 0-3mth. Who doesn’t love a deal like that? And if you discover that your child does not like the shape of the pacifier, losing out on $5 isn’t a big hit.

Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier Wrap Up

Dr. Brown’s Newborn Pacifier checked all the right boxes with us. Some babies won’t take to it, however, which is unique to your child, not the pacifier. We loved that the pacifier was curved in key areas, preventing the pacifier from pressing on their nose and cheeks. BPA free, dishwasher and sterilizer safe, this pacifier is even easy to clean.

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