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pacifiers..what age did you stop using them with your kids? ETA

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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I went to the park today, I  saw what looked like a 4 year old using a pacifier. I thought that was a bit too old to be having one! My kids never used one...which I am not sure if it's a good or bad thing.


** just got back from the pool, sorry for long wait. I also realize I spelled kids wrong lol

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shadowcat76
by Platinum Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Only one of my kids ever used one. He stopped by 2.
heydooney
by Silver Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM
My oldest threw his across the room at 4 months and never looked back. Middle was 3 years (only for bedtime) and youngest never took it.
Ms_mom_81
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM

My kids never used one either.

alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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DD stopped on her own around 1. DS needed convincing, he was around 2 1/2 when he stopped. 

In regards to the 4 year old, you don't know what is going on in his life. Pacifiers can be used as coping mechanisms for all sorts of issues. 

New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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Ds lost his at a year and a half. I tried taking it away at a year but he tried to suck his thumb and I didn't want that so we gave it back unti lhe was more ready. 4yrs is way too old.... 

I don't judge though bc I once knew a kid who was 5 and had one. He was autistic though and it helped his anxiety. 

zeenah
by Zarah on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM
She was under 2. Around 19 months I believe. She "donated" them to her baby cousin. We threw hers out and bought new ones to give her cousin. She was happy with it.
2littledaisies
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM
My 2 that took a paci self weaned before they hit a year. They just started throwing it when I'd give it to them so I stopped giving it.
supermama322
by Kaylee on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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None of my kids ever used one
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM

 My oldest was 3 1/2. The rest of my kids never used one.

CheerioHolder
by Bronze Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM
I took them away at 6 months.
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