Sooooo... the great soothing debate!
as a baby, and then a child, and (embarrassingly) almost a preteen I was a huge thumb sucker. its the ultimate of self soothing and it was incredibly hard to break me of the habit. Even after I stopped sucking my thumb consciously, I would wake up sucking my thumb.
with all that in mind, and against recommendations, I brought pacifiers to the hospital. (gasp and judge if you must...)
I brought 2 kinds and we introduced them on day 2.
Baby D only liked one kind and to this day he rejects all others...
Let me introduce you to the Avent Soothie!
videos of D's reactions: