With my first he NEVER had a pacifier. We just worked through it and he never had one. I didn't want nipple confusion, reliance or any of the issues that come with the NOOK crap and so we just skipped it all together and I'm so glad we did. Now I have a 21 month old (Stellan) and a new infant (Declan). Declan loves to suckle after nursing - just for comfort! However, this means that I either have to have him wrapped on me (which I usually do) to get things done or he naps for about 4 minutes when put down before waking up "Hey - where's the boob!?"
Chasing a toddler, work, school, cleaning, cooking - it is all a bit difficult to do with a baby strapped on me and attached at the boob and especially since I'm weaning Stellan who has regressed back to nursing more after baby came. I finally gave in and TRIED the pacifier. Declan will now nap for 30 minutes with the Nook hanging at his lip rather than the 4 minutes without something at his lips. I do NOT want him to be a pacifier child.... any advice??