I made the decision to not allow my daughter to have a paci before she was ever born and she never cared. They are so gross! They are unsanitary and rarely cleaned correctly or after each use. They smell putrid and and useless. Am I the only one who didn't use a paci as a crutch?Answer Question
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For my child, since the day he was born he liked to suck. As his doctor put it, some kids like to suck and find it comforting and others do not. Since he was not breastfed it was beneficial and good for his mental/emotional health. My husband and I adopted our child and even infants go through periods of grief and depression when initially placed with a family different from their birthmother. I did not use it as a crutch. Also some children, as part of their medical therapy, do need to use them to stimulate certain muscles. I find it interesting many adults want to criticize children's parents when they see an "older" child with a pacifier but don't know the exact circumstances as to why that child has one. Some parents do use it to soothe in ways that perhaps are more appropriate for an adult to handle....but it is not my child and it isn't abusive.
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