Helpful at times? yes. Annoying at times? Definately. Even more so when they're dropped on the floor every 5 seconds! And if you happen to be somewhere you're concerned about germs and putting it back in your babe's mouth, you could wind up with a very unhappy boy or girl deprived on their comfort!
Of course, there is a solution! I don't know how many parents use them, but pacifier clips are wonderful! For obvious reasons - now whether or not the binky is in Johnny's mouth, it's NOT on the floor! Most brands of pacifiers have a cooresponding clip for this purpose. But aside from somewhat colorful straps and clips, they're rather boring.
That's why I think these clips are just so cute! A handmade item paired with cute! :) This is my second Elephant Pacifier clip. Such a quick project. I'd make one for X, but the binka is making it's way out, so the need isn't so great at this point. But I know so many people with babies right now! So it's hard not to want to make them.