Baby addicted to binkie

Pamela - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daugher is  3 and 1/2 months old and sleeps with a binkie during all her naps during the day. I rock her to sleep at night though, and gently remove the binkie before putting her down. She usually sleeps about 5 hours before waking up and wanting a bottle. I feed her, swaddle her, and put her back to sleep again without the binkie after her bottle. Sometimes she only sleeps an hour though before waking up. After that, she tends to wake up every hour till 5 or 6. She isn't hungry after the first bottle, she just wakes up crying and wants me and her binkie. I would give her binkie at night except she wakes up crying everytime she loses it....which is quite often. Any advice?

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Shannon - posted on 09/27/2009

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At 3 and a half months binkies aren't a problem. they are a problem if the kid is 3 and a half years old. my one and only that took a binkie with had a bye bye binky party for her 1st birthday and she helped me toss them out. This was after they had only been used for night night time for the last 3 months. Binkies couldn't leave the crib. We didn't have any problems since she helped us pack them away and mail them to a baby since she isn't a baby any more. I did keep one just in case it became a problem, but the rest we mailed to a friend of mine to trash.

Lorraine - posted on 09/27/2009

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my daughter is 8months old and always has her paci when she goes to sleep, whether its a nap or bedtime. she does wake up sometimes through the night if she loses it, but i just give it back to her and shes back to sleep. it doesnt hurt giving her a paci, i believe it helps them, like the two others said its a comforting thing. the only time my baby has her paci is when shes getting tired though, she doesnt like having it unless shes tired. also, id say giving her the paci would be better than not letting her have it, she might resort to sucking her thumb which can mess her teeth up when she gets them, and is much harder habit to break than simply taking away a paci and saying your a big girl now (around 1 1/2- 2 yrs old)

Christy - posted on 09/27/2009

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Does she chew on her fist, it could give her the ablitliy to self comfort...

Hayley - posted on 09/27/2009

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let her have it. whats the harm? sucking helps babies feel better. dont make things worse.

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