What is your oppinion on pacifiers?

  • A Life Saver!!

    21%
  • Only for lazy Parents to shut up their children.

    9%
  • Okay in moderation

    28%
  • Only up to a certain age.

    40%
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youngmum87
Submitted by at 2:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
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What is your oppinion on pacifiers?

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youngmum87
Submitted by at 2:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
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  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 8:18 PM on December 15, 2008

    None of my kids liked them. As far as other people using them, if they are comforting to the baby, there's nothing wrong or lazy about that. It's not really an easy way out IMO, because a truly hungry baby or a baby that needs something else wouldn't accept a pacifier. Sometimes babies just want the comfort of sucking even when they aren't hungry, I don't judge people based on that. As far as age, it's none of my buisness what other people's kids are doing.

  • Mommy.bird...
    Submitted by   at 9:21 PM on December 15, 2008

    My first baby loved her pacifier, but it wouldn't do anything to calm her if she was hungry so it didn't replace feeding time. My son only took one occasionally until he was about 4 months and that was it. I guess I don't like seeing 4 year olds walking around with them, but it was nice when they were babies.

  • heatherama
    Submitted by   at 5:20 PM on December 16, 2008

    i just think they're unecessary.
    does that mean i haven't used them? nope, my son took one very early on because he had his feeding tube inserted through one so he didn't mind taking one.

  • beeky
    Submitted by   at 8:44 AM on December 17, 2008

    I never used them.

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 10:43 AM on December 19, 2008

    Mine wouldn't take them. Well, the younger two did for like 2 weeks and that was it. I do think they are a lifesaver for some parents, though!

    My daughter kind of sucks her tongue... hard to explain, but she's done this since infancy and she'll be 5 years old next month and still does it when she's asleep! She has such a strong suck reflex that if she hadn't done the "sucky tongue" (that sounds bad lol), I'm sure we'd have needed a paci!

  • crystale19...
    Submitted by   at 6:56 PM on December 20, 2008

    I wasn't going to use pacifiers with my baby. I thought they were horrible, but I talked to my pediatrician when Katelyn started sucking on her hand to comfort herself. She said it was much easier to take away a pacifier in a couple months then it would be to break her of thumbsucking. So, I chose a pacifier!

  • LemonDrop1...
    Submitted by   at 4:30 PM on December 22, 2008

    I didn't want to use them but did try them. My daughteter didn't like them anyway. My son used one to help him go to sleep but luckily, it was easy to stop the habit as he got older. I forget when it stopped. Def. before he turned 2.

    I can't stand seeing kids 2 and sometimes older walking around with a pacifier in their mouths. No kid needs that kind of comfort walking around a store with mom or whatever.

  • MamaNic
    Submitted by   at 12:32 AM on December 24, 2008

    My oldest HAS to have one, still, and I hate giving it to her! I'm trying hard to break her of it but it's her security blanket, she'll be two Jan. 31st. My newborn isn't diggin hers too much, she'll get fussy, I'll stick it in her mouth, suck on it for a minute, then spit it out and she's fine. So I don't think she'll be a pacifer baby like my oldest.

  • allgirls
    Submitted by   at 12:58 AM on December 24, 2008

    We used them with all three. At age one we tossed it kinda rough for a few days but a few fussy nights I can handle. It also lowers risks of sids because it makes it so they don't fall into as deep of a sleep. I loved it!!!

  • catholicma...
    Submitted by   at 11:35 AM on December 24, 2008

    I am not a fan of mother substitutes, in general.

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