I know a lot of parents who are very judgmental towards other parents when it comes to age and paci, thumb sucking, potty training, blanket carrying....
One of my children had a paci.. He was just getting off of it a little over age 2 and then he broke a bone! So back to the paci for another 6 months. We didn't worry about the paci anymore because it helped him through this difficult, painful time. He is 9 now and does not take a paci. If you had met my son, you would have said the same perhaps because he was 3 with a paci.
So, my point is you never know people's circumstances. Why worry about their kids and whether or not the child is using a paci past age 1 or 2? How does it affect you that you have to be concerned for the child?
My pediatrician has the best advice for parents who worry about age and habits..."Don't worry," he says, "I have yet to see a kid go to college with his paci or in pull ups!" LOL
at 11:43 AM on Apr. 15, 2011