My 16 month old son still takes a paci, majority of the time just at nap time or if he stumbles upon one lying around. If he is just hanging out with it in his mouth, he doesn't care at all if I take it out. If it's nap/bedtime though, he definitely "needs" it. Now that he pretty much only takes it while he's sleeping, how do I start the weaning? Just lay him down without it? Then do I let him cry it out or what? Opinions/experiences appreciated...
Answer by June_Mama09 at 9:25 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:07 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
My pediatrician told me it was fine for my kids to keep using a pacifier to sleep as long as they wanted it and I was ok with it. He said they could still have a need to suck past 18 months. He said it is really only a problem if they are using them during their awake hours because having a "plug" in all the times limits their time to practice talking and can delay speech development. After one year we only allowed pacifiers at nap time, bed time, and in the car; we hid them the rest of the time. Around 20 - 21 months we started trying naps without pacifiers, and when that went ok we ditched them at night too. The first few nights without pacifiers we scheduled errands or meals out before bedtime so the kids would come home ready to go to sleep and not have time to think about pacifiers. Only one of my twins ever asked for a pacifier after the 2nd night without.
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