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How old is to old for a pacifer

My friend's child has a pacifier and is 3.5. She is in nursery school. She asked me if I thought her little girl was to old for one? I am thinking yes, because a pacifier may affect speech development and I have heard it can affect teeth alignment. What do you all think?

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Asked by soccerfanatic14 at 2:55 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • i think anything over 1 1/2 is too old for a pacifier.. i took mine off around a year old

    Answer by midnight11287 at 2:57 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I agree with midnight

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:58 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i think after 1yrsold is too old. ...ive seen kids like at least 4 & 5yrsold with a binky...i dont know if the parent feels that the child still needs it to keep thing quiet or the child throws a tantrum if they dont have it

    Answer by cute504dimples at 3:03 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Too old i i would say 3. My son just turned 2 and we are trying to get rid of it!!

    Answer by giovannismom19 at 3:06 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I took mine off when they were off the bottle, and walking, abt 12 months.. Can't stand to see a cute little baby running around with a pacifier sticking out of their mouth. Sorry anyone, but my Dr. said (not me) " a baby not off the bottle or pacifier by 1 year is a lazy Mother. She just doesn't want to put up with the crying for a day or so it sometimes takes." As we all know some kids do take a day or two to break t he habit.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • IMO anything after 1 is too old

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:14 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I dont agree with myangel003. Im not lazy and yes my son is still using one and he just turned 2. I tried taking it away before and he tried to start sucking his fingers so i wanted to give him alittle more time and maybe he wouldnt switch to fingers which u cant take away. Mother knows best so when they want to take it away they will, dont mean ur lazy!

    Answer by giovannismom19 at 3:16 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Mom knows best. I've never seen a child taking one to school with them?

    Answer by QandA at 3:48 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I think that anything after a year is a bad idea personally.

    Answer by KTMOM at 6:21 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Over 1

    Answer by busybumblebe848 at 7:32 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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