Valentina Pinault sure looks cute, but doctors warn that having a binkie at her age could do her harm!
Wow, Valentina Pinault is growing up fast, but it looks like she’s still hanging onto the baby pacifier. It might not seem like a big deal, but pediatrician Dr. Julia White tells HollywoodLife.com that it can cause some harmful side effects in development and might have already done some harm to the two-and-a-half-year-old. “It’s best to get rid of it by the time they are a year old, definitely by 18 months or two years,” White advises. Why? “It can interfere with the shape of their mouth if they have it for too long. You can see the effect on some kids who have awkward-looking front teeth.”
Sounds like good advice, but it might be easier said than done for Salma and her husband, François-Henri Pinault. Valentina has a pretty big say in what happens in her family. Mom actually changed her name to Salma Hayek Pinault at little Valentina’s request! Salma told InStyle in May, “We were shooting [Grown Ups], and she saw my chair with my name on it. She said, ‘What does it say there?’ And I said, ‘Salma Hayek.’ And she said, ‘What about Pinault? Why not Pinault?’”
Valentina sounds like a little girl with a lot of opinions! And although it might involve tears and tantrums, Salma shouldn’t let Valentina get her way this time. The binkie has to go!