Poppet is an avid feeder. I’m sure if she were allowed to remain attached to me all day, she would. Ouch!
Such behaviour has seen me become a fan of the sometimes controversial pacifier. It’s just enough to stop her forming hickeys on my arms in the hunt for more food and that’s got to be a good thing!
But the constant sterilizing everytime she spits it onto the floor had me desperate for a fix. When a friend suggested using a pacifier clip, I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten about them. Duh! These little beauties are truly a sanity saver and they are so ridiculously simple.
I found half an hour today to whip out the sewing machine (is that the “hallelujah chorus” I hear?!) and 4 of these came together in a jiffy.
A while ago Dana Made It did a guest post on Sew Mama Sew about these Pacifier Clips. Being in a hurry, I wanted to simplify it as much as possible. So, instead of sewing fabric for the main part, I used ribbon and with no “Fray Stop” on hand, PVA glue was dabbed on the ends to stop fraying.
The ribbon proved a little fiddly to sew, so I used snaps instead of velcro too (it’s also quicker). The only sewing it required was to attach the clip to one end of the ribbon.
A nifty little project that saves a sleep deprived mother from feeling like the whole world is conspiring against her … until 6am when one child wakes the other and both refuse to go back to sleep. The world definitely hates me at that time. Can’t wait till Dana posts a fix for that one!