One of our cannot-live-without baby items is a pacifier leash. It keeps the pacifier from falling to the floor and therefore needing washed. If you have a baby, you know that a dirty pacifier is a tragedy when you are out and have a fussy baby! Now that Cameron can put the pacifier in her mouth by herself, the leash also keeps it within her reach.
I bought a pacifier leash that we used for months. I love that it kept the pacifier off of the floor but I didn’t love that I couldn’t take the clip off. I needed to wash it often because Cameron likes to suck on the leash as much as she likes on the pacifier that it’s attached to it. Despite hand washing and drying it, the metal still began to rust. I know that this was partly from me washing it and partly from Cameron’s saliva. Of course I don’t don’t want her to suck on something rusty so we needed a new one.
Pacifier leashes are such a simple design that I had no doubt that I could make some myself… and with a removable clip so that I could easily wash them and replace the clip if ever needed.
My first attempt worked but I am too much of a perfectionist to be happy with the reinforcing stitches that were necessary and visible.
After a day of contemplation, I figured out how to change the design to make it stronger with even more reinforcing stitches and more professional looking because those stitches are all hidden away inside. I am thrilled with the result!
How to sew the ribbon and elastic:
Sew on your two pieces of velcro, leaving enough space in between for the clip.
Attach the suspender clip to the leash and you’re done!
They are quick and easy to make. I made two during Cameron’s morning nap and still had time to get other things done before she woke up 🙂
Because the loop is elastic, it can easily go around toys to become a “toy leash”!
Washing these pacifier leashes is so simple without a metal clip to worry about! I simply remove the clip and throw the leash in the wash with a load of her clothes. I have even put the leashes in the dishwasher basket along with her pacifiers and then let them air dry.
The pacifier leash is Cameron tested and approved 🙂