Pacifier Holder VS Pacifier Clips: The Ultimate Guide For Modern Moms

Lou Lou Lollipop pacifier clips


Ever wonder about what type of pacifier holders there are?  Or the differences between paci holders?  Or the different brand name pacifier clips?  The wondering is over!   Here is your ultimate guide to choosing the right pacifier holder for your little one.

Type of pacifier holder and why do we need them

Stuffed Animal Pacifier Holder : 

One popular type of pacifier holder is the pacifier attached to a stuffed animal.  This Mama’s love, especially in the newborn stage.  The nipple is very small and is similar to the type of paci you can find in the hospital.  The attached animal helps the paci stay put in your babe’s mouth and easy to find, for both Mama & baby.

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Lovey Pacifier Holder :

A newer model of the paci clip is a lovey or a mini blanket that has a little hole and attaches to the ring of a pacifier.  Does your babe love holding onto her blankie?  Here is a way to keep the paci close by and hold onto a soft, cuddly blankie!

Pacifier clips you need to know about

There are many types of pacifier clips for all of the modern mama’s (and not so modern!). The most typical is either made of fabric or beaded and a metal clip on the end, and it attaches to your babe’s clothing and makes it easy for your little one to find (and Mama, too!).  

Wooden bead pacifier clips :

This type of pacifier clip has wooden beads on a string and is attached to a clip.

Silicone bead pacifier clips :

The most modern type is a silicone beaded strand with a clip attached.  This makes it suitable for a teething baby, who is likely to enjoy putting the beaded strand in his mouth, even more than the paci to soothe their gums.

best pacifier clips brands

Ryan and Rose pacifier clips :

Ryan and Rose

Ryan & Rose paci clips are a fan fave, both among Mama’s and babe’s.  They are either silicone beads or a mix of beech wood beads and silicone, which makes it an easy chew toy when your little one is teething.  The clips are relatively short with small beads for comfort.  The string is not as long as other brands, so they don’t get in the way of a baby crawling or a toddler walking.  With matching colors to their paci’s, they have become a very popular accessory and necessity in the baby world!

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Lou Lou Lollipop pacifier clips : 

Lou Lou Lollipop pacifier clips

Lou Lou Lollipop pacifier clips are medium sized silicone beads on a longer strand attached to metal clip.  These have a few uses, one as a pacifier clip, another as a teether and lastly, they have a long enough string at the end to tie onto a silicone teether.

Mushie pacifier clips :

Mushie pacifier clips
Mushie pacifier clips

Similar to Ryan & Rose, Mushie’s clips are mostly made from silicone, some mixed with beech wood, giving the baby some teething comfort.  They are small beads on short strings and many match up to the Bibs Pacifier, a must-have accessory for your tiny little one!

Chewable charm clips :

Chewable charm clips
Chewable charm clips

These clips are mostly made with medium-sized silicone beads.  They are longer than other brands, giving more movement and less attention to placement when attaching it onto your baby.  They have a wood decoration attached to the metal clip for added beauty.

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Matching your pacifier clip to the pacifier color and to the baby outfit


Modern Mama’s are always looking to accessorize their babes in the cutest and most up-to-date looks.  A very popular and successful way to do this, is to make the baby’s pacifier clip and paci match to their outfit each day.  Mama’s invest in different colors, neutrals, brights, or the color of the season and match up to their baby’s look of the day!


With so many options (and stylish ones at that!), it is definitely worth the investment of a few good paci clips.  They keep the pacifier from falling onto the dirty floor or getting lost or thrown overboard when your babe is riding in the stroller.  And bonus for the modern mamas, you can now find clips that match the pacifier!  Mama’s, say goodbye to losing your babe’s paci!