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How old is too old for a child to have a pacifier? At a restaurant yesterday a little girl around 5 or 6 was sucking happily away. Would or did you set an age limit for your child having one?

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Asked by benjamink at 6:01 PM on Mar. 31, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Mine was off at a year. No later.

    I think if your kids 2 years or older they should definitely be off the binki.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 6:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • 5 or 6?! that little girl is going to have some horrible dh and i set an age limit of 2..before my daughters 2 bday sve will be done with the "binkie" as we call it

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 6:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • That's like a 5 -6 year old in DIAPERS? Why? Why keep the binki?

    It's now become the parent's comfort!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • I think after 2 is a little much...but thats JMO. My DS never really liked pacifiers so I never really had to deal with taking it away.

    Answer by saysha100687 at 6:04 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • 6 months

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 6:04 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • to me any baby or child is to old for a pacifier. Buit that is just me.
    When a child is taken off the bottle. They should be taken off the pacifier. To me, that is around 1 or 11/2 years old.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:04 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • My dentist told me two is the absolute oldest. I admit though, one of my kids had one almost until age four. Her teeth are messed up beyond belief though. Idk if they would have been anyway, or if the pacifier is solely to blame. I'm sure it's a combination of both genetics and the paci. Five or six seems awfully old for one. Unless the child was younger, and she was just big for her age...

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • luckily my child didn't like pacifiers but I would set the limit to 6 months with my future children.

    Answer by LucyT20 at 6:09 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • I got lucky too, my kids never used them but if they did, I would have taken it when their teeth came in, just like I did with their bottles.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • After one year my kids could only have them at nap time, bed time, or in the car. We ditched them completely before they turned two.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

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