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Do you give your baby a pacifier? why or why not?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nope, only because she refused one. I have a happy little thumb sucker!

    Answer by vickwu at 12:41 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • YES....if baby is bottle fed. No if BF. They would use me in that case. LOL Because MOST, not all...have a natural non-nutritive sucking need until at least age 2. And that can't very well suck a bottle all the time. Not to mention, a paci is easier to give up when they are ready than a thumb.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:41 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Yes. For one, it soothes him when going to sleep. He only has it at night time. Most importantly, it reduces the risk of SIDS. I took any and all preventions dealing with SIDS that I could!

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:41 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My baby didn't take it and I rather not give him one!!!

    Answer by elisabellaguna at 1:03 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • He did until he was 8 months old. We took it away after he got addicted to it on vacation! He literally couldn't be awake without it and I couldn't stand not seeing that pretty little grin of his =p

    Answer by Mom2Coop at 1:05 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Yes with this baby because from day 1 he wanted to suck constantly, there were no breastfeeding issues and I didn't want to feed him every hour. Plus it's nice to have one in the beginning when they're fussy or tired. Now I just hope I can get him to kick the habit before he's 3 years old. I tried with my other 2, the first took it occasionally for 5 months, then refused it. The second refused it from the beginning.

    Answer by mybella81 at 1:26 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • one of my daughter's suck an pacifier because she didn't like sucking her fingers or thumb.

    Answer by grey4onyx at 5:22 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My son gave his up on his own once he discovered how delicious his thumb is. I hope the thumb habit won't be too hard to break, he only sucks on it when he's tired.

    Answer by Koukla12905 at 7:10 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • passy lovers, thumb suckers. security blanket... I think all these things are ODDLY genetic! lol.. (i believed ive goggled the thumb sucking at leaste & it seems to be genetic)

    My daughter was given a passy but never used it.. when she was teething she would rub her gums on it/bite it, but that is it & it was rare.. she never sucked her thumb either....
    No one in my family that im aware of was passy lovers... and no one sucked their fingers..

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:51 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Pacifiers were invented as a substitute for the breast (for comfort as well as nutrition). Many breastfed babies have no need for non-nutritive sucking.

    My daughter only used one in her snow suit, the first winter, when she couldn't get her hands in her mouth.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:47 AM on Jul. 10, 2010

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