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what's worse??

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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Question: which is worse?

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a toddler who still has a pacifier

a toddler who bites their nails

both are equally bad habits

neither seem so bad to me

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my 15 month old is still using a pacifier and i have been wanting to wean her from it. but now every time she's not sucking her binky she's biting her fingernails to the point that they're bleeding. so now i am being told by people that i should let her keep the binky because its better than having a nail-biter, and that "you never see a kid sucking on a pacifier in kindergarten". do you agree that the binky for another year or so is better than allowing her to bite her nails?

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by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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missamanda86
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

My 16 month old still has her binkie, and i let her because it helps iwth her teething...and right now she has EIGHT teeth coming in, so i have no problems loL! (she mostly takes it at night)....and i keep her nails cut so she wont bite them

necro1134
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

im gonna go with a pacifier..but i have a bi-est opinion.i HATE pacifiers.

milmiracle
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Yes I agree w/ that. 

KairisMama
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM

I let my DD keep her paci until she turned 2. Although, she only used it at bedtime for the last 5 months. If your 15 month old wants it right now, let him.

Kairi snowgirl

icychick04
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:25 PM

i would let your LO keep the paci. my ds is almost 14 months and he still  has his.

3roosters1hen
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM
Oh My Gosh!! What is it with binkies!!! I gave my last two kids the binky and they were binky babies! I never listened to other Moms who said there is a time limit on those! I think that My 3 yr old gave it up when he was almost 3 now he is almost 4. I see nothing wrong with a childs comfort being met. Every so often, he still asks for a bottle... He is so cute... he just wants to revert to his baby stage every so often. HEY I have a 21 and 17 yr olds and a 9 yr old, they grow so fast and I am in no hurry to hurry up the process. I am enjoying every minute of every day watching my last child grow! Tomorrow will be here before you know it, so enjoy today, let your baby be a baby and your toddler be just that a toddler. Stress causes nail bitting, so give I say give the child back the binky! It will relieve her stress. =)


sahm_of_rj
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 10:36 PM

In this case, I think it's better to keep the paci.  At 15 months I don't think she quite fits the stigma attached to an older child running around with a pacifier - when I think of too old for one, I think of children that are potty trained and speaking full sentences and are talking around the pacifier.

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