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How old is to old for a binky?

I saw a kid at the store today who must have been at the very least four and had a pacifier stuck in his mouth. I wanted to walk over there and yank it out.

 
Shaken1976

Asked by Shaken1976 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (33)
  • Ignore the anon, there's a reason they're anon. DRAMA :) Good one Shaken :) Anyhow ours "disappeared" at 1
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 2:35 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I broke mine at 1 year, same as the bottle.
    sweetangie79

    Answer by sweetangie79 at 2:32 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I think 1 is to old
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:31 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I would say when they start cutting teeth. My son had his a little longer than he should have but I still made sure he didn't have it after he turned 1
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 2:31 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • i took the binky from all mine as soon as they turned 1 but i believe no later than 2.i also can't stand see a 4 or 5 year old walking around with one in their mouth.
    kb24

    Answer by kb24 at 2:35 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I agree with the mom's who don't use them. With the exception of my oldest child (who had a binkie attachment - which led to the other kids not having one) my other children only got one during early infancy in the worst of their colic stage.
    Jessica79

    Answer by Jessica79 at 2:51 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • In their bed for sleeping only I see no issue with it being child led weaning. As far as just around the house or out and about, I personally would think around 2 or 3 max.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:31 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I think 3 is too old
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 2:32 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I personally do not think a baby or child should have a pacifier at all, at any age. But to me when they come off the bottle they come off the pacifier

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:37 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Just for the sake of argument. what about thumb sucking? If the pacifier should go away at 1 year how do you deal with a thumb?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:42 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

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