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When did you take the pacifier away from your baby?


Asked by TALuke at 12:22 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I never let my child have one... it's one less thing to break them from

    Answer by patsymay84 at 12:51 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • When they were ready to give it up. I never took it, we simply allowed them to outgrow it.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:22 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • 5 mos. She couldn't sleep without it being in her mouth and I was tired of getting up 10 times a night to put it back. She used lovey's as replacements and ended up with 8 of them. At 2 she still needs at least 1 to sleep with.

    Answer by coala at 12:25 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • What is a lovey?

    Comment by TALuke (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • They both gave them up on their own at around 9-10 months.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 12:26 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • My 3 all gave it up on their own-- and they were all done with them before they were 18 mo old.

    Answer by MizLee at 12:27 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • 5 MOUTHS

    Answer by Mela46 at 12:28 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • technically, they don't need it anymore after 3 months, they're desire to suck has diminished. but most of us go passed that because they still want it. mine gave theirs up between 12-16 months.

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:28 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Actually, MOST kids non-nutritive sucking need/desire lasts until 18 months.

    I agree with SabrinaBowen. Don't take it. Let them give it up. Most kids will by 3 or 4. And if they don't, then, at age 5, they have a better understanding of why it needs to go. Why take their comfort away?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:31 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • actually, it's 3 months. you are correct that the DESIRE may last that long but the NEED does not.

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2010