[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or all you paci battling parents out there, I found this great article about the why’s, how’s and when’s where it pertains to your baby and her pacifier. The author writes with a wonderful lightness and experience. It’s easy to relate and apply. I will keep you posted on the little battle of our own of giving up the paci.
Bean is six months old (WOW, where does the time go???) and today will be the first day that will be paci free. At least during the day and right now, she is napping paci-free! I’ll try not to get too excited. 🙂
Oh the pacifier. As parents, we seem to have a love/hate relationship with the silicone soother. At the start of my parenting journey, I was not a fan. But then… I gave in and popped one into my newborn son’s mouth. And you know what? It worked.I still harbored some negative feelings about that plastic thing in his mouth and was judicious about relegating it to nap and bedtime only. That blue plastic paci was just the thing he needed for naps and bedtime. I started to soften and didn’t mind it so much.Enter child number two and I was much more amenable to the idea of the paci. In fact, I already had two pink pacis waiting for her before she even made her grand entrance!I’ve got quite the paci lover now and to tell you the truth, I’m quite fond of it myself. However, the time is drawing near for both of us to say good-bye to our beloved paci.So, how do you know? When, why, and how should we wean our tots from the paci?
Continue reading… The Why, When, and How of Pacifier Weaning | Confessions of a Dr. Mom.
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