Can Dummies Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

Safer Sleep for Babies 

Regular use of a dummy (also known as a ‘pacifier’ or ‘soother’ has been found in several studies to be associated with a lower risk of SIDS, although it is not clear exactly why this is. Research has also found that if an infant who is accustomed to dummy use is not given one on a particular occasion, the degree of protection may be less than during sleep periods when a dummy is given. Therefore, if a baby uses a dummy as part of their general routine, it should be given for every sleep period.