Baby girl has been paci-free for almost two weeks now. It was a fairly easy transition, considering how obsessed she has been with her pacifiers.
With my son, I was super strict. I took his paci away right on his first birthday. I only gave it to him for naps and at bedtime. With Mila, I didn’t even really think about taking her paci away. (she is one and a half) To be honest, I kind of forgot about it.
Then I noticed all the pictures I had of her involved a pacifier. It was either in her mouth, or she was holding one. (or two.. or three) I casually tried taking them away… so she started hiding them around the house. I would take one away… and she would run into her playroom and magically re-appear with a pacifier in her mouth. My husband and I searched the house, and found pacifiers stashed ALL over the house. In the drawer of her crib, inside the seat of her ride-on bus, buried in my son’s toy box… this girl doesn’t mess around.
|Paci’s, paci’s everywhere!|
I decided since she was so obsessed, I should probably take them away sooner rather than later. So, since I had three days off in a row, I decided to pull the (paci) plug. I took it away Saturday morning when she woke up. And that was it. No breakdown. No crying. She did point to the counter we usually keep them on a few times, but I just said “No” and that was it. Now she knows in the morning she has to give up the goods. The only difference is, she used to throw her paci’s at us when we would walk out of her room at night, she doesn’t do that anymore. She holds on tight. Ha!
|No more paci!|