Ghostdarlin - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 49 moms have responded )
My daughter does not want her daughter to have a pacifier when she is born(she is 25 weeks pregnant). I also did not give either of my children a pacifier when they were babies as my husband and I both were against them. She feels the same way as I did...if a baby needs to cry, let them cry. If they need to yell, let them yell. If they want to let you know something is wrong, let them be heard!
I will be having a baby shower for her in a little over a month. She's already let people know she isn't using one and everyone keeps pushing it saying she should. The baby's father doesn't see it as a big deal because his mother used one and so does his sister on her baby. I will be caring for the baby when she goes back to college and he is at work, and I don't want the baby to depend upon a pacifier to stay peaceful or happy and learn to talk and communicate well. I have found babies who have them are hard to break of the habit and have even seen some 3 year olds with them.
What is your experience as a mother? Did you use a pacifier or did you not and why? What is your views? I'm curious. I know I like to talk and wouldn't want people sticking something in my mouth to keep me quiet! LOL