Nightime Pacifier Woes

Sarah - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old has slept well for us since the day we brought her home. The last month or so she has been waking up every hour crying for her pacifier. We try to let her put herself back to sleep...but she will continue to scream until we go in and put the paci back in her mouth. It's starting to wear daddy and mommy thin. Any ideas? daddy unfortunately doesn't want to take the paci away yet.

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I let my daughter keep the paci til her 2nd birthday... thats when the paci fairy came and took it away while she was sleeping and replaced it with a sucker. it was smooth sailing from then on out, she sleeps thru the night to this day paci-free!

Sharice - posted on 09/01/2009

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I think you have to do what's tough, and take it away. I know that it may get on your nerves for awhile, all the crying, but if you constantly give in, she'll know that whenever she cries, she can just get everything that she wants. You have to set rules down now. It may sound harsh but it's true, children are very smart, and that means they know what to do to warrant a reaction out of you. Just be patient and let her cry it out. I never put a pacifier in my son't mouth so I didn't have to go through that, but my niece cried all the time when her pacifier was out of her mouth, especially when she was sleepy, but my sister just let her cry it out, no matter how obnoxious it got, my niece realized that she had to sleep like a big girl. At least your daughter is only 7months old, my niece was over a year old. Just stick with it and watch how everything will turn out so much better. I hope that this helps.

Jamie - posted on 09/01/2009

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Sounds like daddy has an issue. I dont say you have to take it away right now but shes 7months if you dont want to listen to her scream then your gonna either have to keep getting up (I recommend making dad since he doesnt want her off it) or just take it away.

Mary - posted on 09/01/2009

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They recommend that it is best to wean your child before she is one yrs old, before she is totally attached. I weaned my son at 13mo. I just hid it from him and let him cry himself to sleep, it took about a week. She'll be fine!

Shannon - posted on 09/01/2009

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I went through the same thing with my daughter when she was that young too. I just kept getting up with her and putting the pacifier back in her mouth. She caught on really quick though how to put it in her own mouth so I didn't have to do that too much, however, my daughter is 3 now and still requires a pacifier at night. So if this is becoming an issue with you guys having to get up a lot through out the night, maybe now is the time to take the paci away while she is still young enough to forget about ever using it. Good Luck! =)

Sarah - posted on 09/01/2009

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im not sure that daddy is thinking about whats best for hm or your daughter...

if she has become that relient on the paci maybe it is time for it to go you will find after about one day (take t away in the morning) that she will be over it

not much else you can do

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