HELP Paci problem

Rebecca - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 15 months old and I am wanting to take her paci away. I took my son's away when he was about 22 months old (he will be 4 in november) and he didn't seem to miss it at all. My daughter cries and ask for it at bedtime/nap time. It is getting on my nerves. Is it too early to take away the paci or should I stick with taking it away?

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Melissa - posted on 09/07/2010

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Ultimately, it's your decision for when to take the paci away. My son is almost 16 months and he still has it. I was thinking about taking it away when he's closer to 18 months old. People say that pacifiers cause orthodontic problems, but studies that I've read disagree with that. I figure, it pacifiers are made for 24+ month olds, then 18 months won't hurt. However, sometimes I feel that my son would be talking more if he didn't always have it in his mouth! Lol.

I've heard that if you cut the tip off the paci, then babies will reject it and no longer want it. I have yet to try it, but plan to when I'm ready.

Jamie - posted on 09/03/2010

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I am waiting intell he is done teeth he chews on his alot. We also only use it for bed time and car rides. by the time he turn 2 it will be fone just like on his 1 b day we got ride of the bottle!

Heather - posted on 09/01/2010

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my daughter will be 16 months in 2 days and still has hers but mostly only nap and bedtime. also it helps with the pain of teething. she'll chew on it. i think kids get tired of it more and more as they grow.

Simoné - posted on 08/30/2010

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my son is 17mnths old - and also only use @ nap or bedtime. think i am going to wait till he wants to give it up.

Rebekah - posted on 08/29/2010

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If she's only using it for nap and bedtime I see absolutely no problem with it, personally. My son was 24 months old when he gave his to the "pacy fairy." He decorated an envelope, filled it was his pacifiers, and put it out on the front porch for the pacy fairy to take to little babies... and in the morning he found feathers, puzzles, and some new books. The first night he kept wanting to look out the window to see if the pacy fairy had come yet, but otherwise had no problems falling asleep. In fact, the next day at nap time he started searching for them and then said, "oh man! I gave them to the pacy fairy" and went right to sleep. Never shed a single tear and I never had to look like the bad guy b/c it was his choice (so he thought).

Porche - posted on 08/29/2010

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I THINK THE EARLIER THE BETTER IT WOULD B A LIL HARD AT FIRST BUT IT WILL PAY OFF IN THE END SHE WILL LEARN TO USE HER WORDS AND NOT TO DEPEND ON THE PACI.... I TOOK MY DAUGHTERS AWAY AROUND THE 15TH MONTH MARK AND WHENEVER SHE WOULD ASK FOR IT I WOULD JUST GIVE HER A TOY OR PLAY WITH HER FOR A LIL JUST TO GET HER MIND OFF OF IT AND THAT WOULD B THE END OF THE PACI TALK.... GOOD LUCK

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