How to calm baby without a pacifier?p

Has anyone Chose to not use a pacifier for their baby and been successful? Are use one for my first daughter but I hated it so much it would fall out of her mouth all night and wake her up and she would scream every hour for it, So I was going to try with my next baby to not use when it all. Just wanted to hear some success stories that it can be done :tired_face: what are some other ways to help them calm down?