The David Beckham Pacifier Controversy

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You don’t need to be a soccer fan to know who David Beckham is. Whether he is sporting underwear for an ad campaign, seen out with his fashionable wife Victoria (aka Posh Spice), or adventuring with his kiddos, we all can recognize the handsome Brit, David Beckham.

While Beckham is a world-renowned soccer star with his own share of media attention, his adorable daughter Harper is stealing the spotlight, because of her pacifier use. The four-year-old tot was recently photographed sporting a pacifier in her mouth.

The article that used the photo of her with a pacifier sported claims that they were afraid Harper would develop speech or dental issues if she continued using her pacifier.

The truth is that The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children stop using pacifiers at 6 months old. Many parents disregard this advice, and Beckham is one of the thousands of parents that have. He fired back at the article saying that no one had the right to call him a bad parent.

To be safe, ask your dentist about when to remove your child’s pacifier and the best techniques to wean them off it. This can save you from a long haul of dental bills and procedures that will be needed to align the bite.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/nytnow/david-beckham-defends-his-daughters-pacifier-use.html