I love the pacifier, binky, paci, nuk whatever you choose to call it. But, my love for it pales to the love my James has for it. When James was about one, I allowed him to use it only while sleeping. For awhile, during the day he used his Little People® figure as a pacifier. When we were at play gym one day, I looked over and saw him put a replica of the same guy in his mouth. Gross.
A friend told me to clip the tip off of his pacifier bit by bit. Over the past few months I have been slowly clipping away. As you can see from the picture below, there is just a nub left. I was also told that he would lose interest on his own because it wouldn’t suck very well. But NO, James sucks away as if nothing is different.
My next plan is to snip more right after his last two teeth come in. Eventually, there will be no tip left so he’ll have to give it up! It breaks my heart because he loves it so much. But, I just need to suck it up; no pun intended. I know it will be harder to get rid of the older he gets…
How long if at all, did your little one use a pacifier?