Ashley - posted on 03/26/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )
My 12 month old daughter is the definition of a pacifier baby. She needs them to go to sleep. We have started trying to limit them during the day, and only use them at night or in an extreme situation, but her doctor told us a week ago that if we don't look at getting her off them in the next couple of months, that by age 2 or 3 you will be able to tell from looking at her teeth that she is a pacifier baby. I am terrified. I don't believe that she will be able to get to sleep without them. Last time we tried she screamed (at the top of her lungs) for 2 hours without a break, and at the end starting gasping for air because she was sobbing so hard. I was a wreck, and my husband almost had to physically restrain me from rushing in there to comfort her. I know she was probably manipulating me to get her way, but I just can't take it, listening to her cry like that!
Have any of you gone through this? What worked? What didn't work? Was there anything you found that made the transition easier, or worse?