For the first year or so, when a pacifier gets dirty, you boil pacifiers or throw them in the dishwasher. Then at some point, you will find yourself out and about with only one pacifier between you and a melted down kid. And when that pacifier drops on the ground, you will find yourself cleaning it by a) wiping it on your pants a bit, or b) picking off any visible crud, then popping it in our own mouth for a rinse. I'll bet you a dollar.
Given this reality, a pacifier that snaps shut over the nipple in mid-fall, like a benevolent venus flytrap, should benefit everyone, not just the Monk-like OCD germophobes out there. The Keep-it-Kleen Pacifier TM happens to be such a pacifier. It's made by RaZbaby, a parent-founded company whose original product was a hands-free, chillable teething soother shaped and textured like a raspberry. Just don't let KIK's be an excuse to stop boiling those things every once in a while, the way Swiffers have kept you from actually mopping the floor for a year.
Keep-it-Kleen Pacifiers come in ladybug or bumblebee, pink or blue [...] for $5.95, making it, what, the Bugaboo of pacifiers? [razbaby.com, via dt reader cynicaldad, whose daughter--apropos of nothing--made up an inadvertently raunchy song about Frosty and Rudolph. thumpity thump thump indeed.]