How to make safe bling pacifiers

Why have a boring pacifier when you can add a little

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Even the littlest fashionistas deserve a little "bling" in their wardrobes. Bling pacifiers have designs like shiny, gem-encrusted lips and fancy monograms. While cute and stylish, toxic glue and lead-containing crystals led to a recall of commercially manufactured bling pacifiers.

Make your own safe bling pacifier using glue that is non-toxic, water-soluble and safe. Select "gems" made of acrylic or glass that do not contain lead. By making your own bling pacifier, you will know that everything that comes close to baby is safe.

  • Even the littlest fashionistas deserve a little "bling" in their wardrobes.
  • Bling pacifiers have designs like shiny, gem-encrusted lips and fancy monograms.

Clean the areas of the pacifier where the "bling" will be placed with glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Allow it to dry.

Draw the design for the bling pacifier on paper with a pencil. Sort coloured gems into small dishes or containers to facilitate easy use.

  • Draw the design for the bling pacifier on paper with a pencil.

Apply non-toxic, water-soluble glue in small amounts on the pacifier. Place gems on the pacifier by hand or use a pair of tweezers as indicated in the design. Continue until your design is complete.

Apply heat from a hair dryer. The heat will make the glue bond with the gems and strengthen the pacifier. Allow the pacifier to cool and set for 24 hours.

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