My son will be 3 in December. We just got rid of his pacifier about a year ago. Now that our daughter is here and has a "binky" he is wanting one back. I can't keep hers away from him. He is constantly taking it from her and putting it in her mouth. He gave her bronchitis this way. Any suggestions?

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Amy - posted on 10/23/2008

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I'll say that my daughter just one day got up from nap and threw her paci in the trash can. Asked about it two nights in a row, just told her she threw it away and she said oh - laid down and went to sleep. It was amazing. Tucker - my little one wasn't so keen on a paci until he was a couple of months old - now he loves it, which is fine. We will move to in bed only when he gets to an appropriate age for that. He's had lots of troubles as a baby so if the paci helps him feel better then so be it.



I'm all new at this too and just joined these groups. I was a little shocked at the first response, but I do know we're all intitled to our own opinions, but I would never respond to someone that way. I give my children lots of attention, but they still use a paci - and so what, each kid is different......Now my 3 year old has turned out just fine after using a paci for two years - so whats the harm and she is very loved!

Sara - posted on 10/23/2008

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I moved to pacis in bed only. If you want it, you go sit in your bed. the next week I moved to no paci ever. I just put them all in a box in the bsmt. after a few days of asking, it was over.

Melissa - posted on 10/22/2008

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I want to thank the others for the responses. Glad to see others in this community can be polite. I just joined circle of moms and was starting to wonder. You know how one bad apple can ruin the bunch.

Amy - posted on 10/22/2008

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I thought I would have to go thru this situation when my son was born. I was lucky and we just told our daughter that she used to have a paci and now she's a big girl and big girls don't need a paci. She was 2 1/2 when her brother was born. She kept asking and was finally just satisfied holding his paci. So we gave her one to hold (told her she was helping) and had a clean one for Tucker. Now she just knows that Tucker has a paci b/c he's a baby and she doesn't need one b/c she's a big girl. We showed her pics from when she had one and just keep that open that she used to but not anymore. If he's back to using one, maybe keep it to nap/bed time. That's how we weened Mackinsey from hers to start.

Michele - posted on 10/21/2008

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I am having the same problemwith my children. Deanna had absolutely no right to bash you on here. For my own sanity I gave my children a pacifier. There is nothing wrong with it either. We had our older child almost completed weened from the paci and then we moved and had our daughter in the same month. We completely slid backwards and he still has the paci 21 months later. We're going to start working on it though. I completely understand Melissa and can sympathize.

Bethany - posted on 10/21/2008

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That was kind of rude Deanna. You seem like a great mom Melissa, and I can not be with my children 24/7 because I am in school and I work to try and make my family better. I don't know what to say about the binky issue. My daughter only had one until she was 2 months, but my son is 6 months and still has one. She was taking his and putting it in her mouth for attention, so I just got her a bigger one that is her play binky. She does not go out in public with it, just plays around with it for fun sometimes. If i act like its not a big deal, then she doesn't care about it. So thats all I have for ya.

Melissa - posted on 10/21/2008

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Well I am sorry. I cannot give them my attention 24/7 and still provide for them, so either you live on welfare or are absolutely loaded and I have a feeling it's the former not the later. No we do not smoke. I work in a hospital so I know all about bronchitis. It is usually caused by a virus and the last time I checked viruses can be passed from person to person via saliva. Pacifiers are recommended in prevention of SIDS. So it looks like you are the one who needs to do the research.

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