'Beckham dummy criticism sucks' - Colette Fitzpatrick
It's up there with breastfeeding and sleep training for triggering Mammy Wars. Letting your child use a soother beyond a certain age or during the day.
Harper Beckham (left, with her dad David) was snapped with one plugged in while out with her father - at the age of four. Cute toddler plus famous footballer plus hot-button issue equals newspaper gold.
The story has been shared and commented on thousands of times online. Experts agree that long-term soother use can cause your child's upper teeth to tip forward, leading to dental problems.
As for long term looking down your nose at what other parents are doing? That can cause smugness.