Pacifiers

Rebecca - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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When is my son too old to have a pacifier? He seems to enjoy it more and more and it worries me a little. I've heard everything from causing a lisp to effecting their future attachment to things. Any advice?

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Kelsey - posted on 11/12/2008

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i got ride of my daughters by the time she was 7months old throw some away kept some just in case it didn't work and she was just fine a few nights of crying which maybe at the lates lasted 1 hour then fast asleep. i know that have heard that once teeth start growing in it can effect the way they come in. i think once you start if you keep with it it will go smoothly

Casey - posted on 11/12/2008

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My opinion is.... if they are talking with in in their mouth then they too old to have one. Or if they just look too old. (You've seen the kids who look 5 and still have one) They are suppose to be used as a soother. Babies soothe by sucking. I think after they reach about 6-7 months, they no longer need to suck to be soothed. My daughter was 17 months when we finally took hers away. I started only at naps and bedtime like Lisa and then one day, I took it completely. She only asked for it a couple of times then it was over. I think we as parents think it is going to be harder than it actually is. My friend is a speech therapist and she has said a number of times that pacifiers do effect children speech, especially if they are talking with it in their mouth. How old is he? If you are starting to think about it, I would say take it away. If you are just thinking about what people have said to you but it doesn't really bother you, then keep it until you and he are ready. Good Luck

Lisa - posted on 11/12/2008

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At 6 months we only let my son have his at nap/bedtime. By 1 1/2 we took them away cold turkey. (Threw them away actually, and had him help). By the 2nd or 3rd night he was fine. He also had a blanket he was attached to so I think that made it easier.

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