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The great passy debate

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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Did your kids take a passy?
How long?
What age do you find it appropriate to stop using a passy?

And finally what do.you think of other kids who use them well into their toddler years?

My daughter used one but I had her off of it by 7 months. I think it's not.really bad parenting (but kinda) when a kid is of walking age and still using a passy. I see it as something for babies to use to cope with at birth for their sucking reflex. After teeth come in, it's a huge no no to me.
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zomgkerrie
by Geek Goddess on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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oh jesus christ. I thought 'passy' was a typo......


MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:58 PM
DD didn't use one.
I have always been anti paci,
But then DS came!

He was a thumb sucker, so paci was the lesser of two evils. I could take a paci away, but thumb sucking is hard to break!
He is almost 7 months, only take it when he is going to sleep.
I will have him done with it by age one!
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wooly
by Knitting Maniac on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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 none of my kids ever had a pacifier! I think they look stupid with a pacifier in their mouths!

wolfybaby
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM

i also took it away "early" at 5 months. 6 months is the average age infants start forming attachments to items, particularly pacifiers. my daughter never missed hers. 

now at 2, she will sometimes find a pacifier in her toy chest and suck on it for a second before trying to pawn it off on me. 

mom2the.rescue
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM


lol, me too.  I've never seen it spelled this way lol. Maybe she did it on purpose to get someone to open her post in MC

Quoting zomgkerrie:

oh jesus christ. I thought 'passy' was a typo......



mom2the.rescue
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM

My older 2 did, but they only breastfed for 1 month.  I took it away around 2 yrs old with them both.  The younger 2 didn't, but I breastfed a lot longer with them.  Their sucking needs were met lol.

TurtleMomma82
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM

My three never used one.  

BraydensMama163
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM
Thankfully neither of my kids were thumb suckers but.dd got so attached to her passy I thought she'd just not make it.when it was taken away. But we got to where we would "misplace" it during the day.and only find it at night then it go.to where she only had it till she was sleeping then not at all. All hell broke.loose for a minute but after a few nights of no passy she was fine

Quoting MIA0223:

DD didn't use one.

I have always been anti paci,

But then DS came!



He was a thumb sucker, so paci was the lesser of two evils. I could take a paci away, but thumb sucking is hard to break!

He is almost 7 months, only take it when he is going to sleep.

I will have him done with it by age one!
wkukid
by Beach Bum on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM

So far she's refusing it. We have offered though. 

BraydensMama163
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Nope. Lots of people spell it passy. I've also seen paci and passie

Quoting mom2the.rescue:


lol, me too.  I've never seen it spelled this way lol. Maybe she did it on purpose to get someone to open her post in MC


Quoting zomgkerrie:

oh jesus christ. I thought 'passy' was a typo......




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