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How old is to old for a paci?

My son is going to be 18 months in two weeks. Is it time to take it or should I wait?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (13)
  • I got rid of my sons when he turned one. The sooner the better.
    MommaWoods

    Answer by MommaWoods at 10:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Before 2 is best. I got rid of my sons at 14 months.
    momofpurebliss

    Answer by momofpurebliss at 8:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I say it depends on the child's development. If they are Autistic or have some other issues, a little longer on it might be needed. But for a typical child, I say 2 years old is the limit.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 9:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • 2 years old is too old... I would ditch it before then.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Time to take it away!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Technically speaking, if you are using an orthodontic paci they can safely have it until they are around 4 - - - BUT, allowing a kid to have their pacifier that long runs the risk of having it become a lovey which is near impossible to get rid of.
    At 18 months, there is no reason to take it away completely, but it would be a good time to start the weaning process by limiting its use to bedtime and naps. When it's time to get up, have your LO put it back into bed and say "bye bye" to it. Provided there are no other major changes in his life (like new baby, new house, etc.) have him say good bye for good around 2.
    TiffanyMarie80

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 10:14 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • when they start getting all their teeth in
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:01 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • most their teeth anyways
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • any older than 2 is to old imo. I can not STAND to see a kid running around with a paci hanging out of their mouth, while they are talking around it! It is OBNIXIOUS!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I don't think that you should even introduce it to a baby. Mine never got one.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Oct. 29, 2009