I don’t know how many times Milly has seemed to be inconsolable, trashing around, crying and the like, but when you get her arms out of the way and give her that pacifier (or “sweetmaker” as I call it), she just calms right down.

Until I actually had a baby I never thought about the fact that a pacifier is called that because it pacifies.  Obvious, I know.  It just never stuck in my head.