Motzetz מוצץ pacifier
Many parents don’t like the idea of their babies using a pacifier or dummy but give them one anyway just to get some peace, believing that pacifiers are essentially harmless. They may not be. A study from Finland found that children who sucked a pacifier between the ages of 7 and 18 months had a third more ear infections than children who didn’t (Pediatrics 2000;106:483-8). The effect was independent of social class and disappeared when parents gave their infants a pacifier only at bedtime.
my remark: also the effect on the coming/later teeth/jaw can be detrimental