Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The un-paci-fication



We're opting to slowly work toward removing the paci from day-to-day life around BPM. Once baby#2 arrives in June, LA can't be stealing his little bro or sis's paci. From what we know, after only 6 months, the need for non-nutritional sucking is gone. We haven't gotten into a this-is-a-problem phase (at least yet anyway). LA only gets the paci at naptime and bedtime. (Actually, in the picture above, we were at a wedding and LA was in a really good mood and kept wanting to talk. So, we' plugged him up.) We're just trying to think ahead on this one. We all know those 3 year olds running around with pacifiers jammed in their mouths. Not a good look. What are your thoughts on ages to un-paci and what method works best?

3 comments:

The Amsler Family said...

well i now have a thumb sucker, so that is not much better. we stopped braeden's at six months...but when lexie came he still liked to steal hers!

The Liller Family said...

We "got rid" of the bink when Blake was 2 1/2 - but I guess technically you could say he's one of the 3 year olds with the bad look (at least at bedtime). He started sucking his thumb b/c one of his classmates did, so we gave him the bink back for night time and he's been thumb-free since! I know eventually he'll stop using it at night, but you can't cut their thumbs off like you can with the bink! Guess I really don't mind too much though - he's my last baby! We're getting rid of his crib this weekend as he's been sleeping on a regular bed in Grant's room this whole past week and potty training has started too - it's just too much at once for me!!! hehehe ;o)

emily said...

oh, we were mean over here. We just started cutting the tip of the paci little by little over the course of a month or two until there was nothing to suck on but the plastic part. but it worked....