I know ages ago I said we weren’t going to use a dummy/pacifier for Caleb. And for ages we didn’t. We did try it a few times, but he never wanted it. But when you’ve got a screaming baby in the back of the car and nothing else is working to keep him happy….
Took a few tries to get him to keep it in his mouth, but once he got the hang of it (about a kilometre from home, of course) he was okay. Quiet. And almost looked asleep.
So in an emergency, yeah, a dummy can be a useful thing.