My five month old cry's because she can't get her pacifire by herself yet, so that leaves me getting up 5 or more times in a night. If i don't, she will wake her brother up. Any suggestions?

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Lisa - posted on 02/26/2009

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My son did that. We decided to get rid of the pacifier all together. He found his thumb and was content after that. He did cry a little at first, but it didn't last long.

Anna - posted on 02/25/2009

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My almost 3 month old has a Wubbanub- it's a small stuffed animal that is sewn to a soothie pacifier. She loves it, and it helps her hold the pacifier in her mouth more easily while she is sleeping.

Nancy - posted on 02/25/2009

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I had the same problem since my daughter loves the pacifier. I found that at 5 months, she was only sleeping 2-3 hours at a time during the night because the pacifier would fall out of her mouth and she would wake up. After doing some reading, I found a method that solved our problems. My baby was associating sleep with the pacifier and when it fell out of her mouth, she woke up. So we had to break her of that association. My husband and I had a crying party one night. We each opened a beer and tried to make light of a hard situation. We put her down without the pacifier and let her cry and cry. After an hour and a half, she finally went to sleep on her own. Within a few days she was sleeping through the night and we were so relieved. She still uses a pacifier but now that she is older, she can move around to get it at night. That was the best thing we ever did. Good luck with your situation.

Morgan - posted on 02/24/2009

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my daughter did the same thing. If it fell out I was up putting it back in. I just took it away and she found her fingers! Now all is right with the world!!!

Amanda - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter was doing the same thing and I just ended up getting rid of the pacifier and now she sleeps 12 hours without waking up. It is the greatest thing I ever did!!! She does have a silkie blanket that she sleeps with and rubs on her face so I just replaced the paci with that!!!

Lindsey - posted on 02/24/2009

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My little girl used to do that so we just placed about six pacifiers around her when we put her to sleep and she always seemed to find at least one when she needed it! Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/24/2009

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I would try putting several pacifiers in her crib.  I have a friend who would put 5 or 6 in there so that her son could always find one in the night.  I did that as well and it worked for me too!  Now that my daughter is older she wants one in mouth and one to hold!

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