What's Your Pacifier Policy?

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What's Your Pacifier Policy?
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Thu, 10-13-2011 - 12:33pm

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 4:05pm
At two months that's about all you can do. He's not used to keeping a paci in his mouth, and not old enough to figure out how to get it back into his mouth. Give him some time and he'll learn to keep it in.
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Registered: 05-27-2011
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 3:31pm
I know this is a little off topic but I have a two month old and he doesn't seem to take a binky at all since he was born but lately before he sleeps or takes a nap he needs something to suck and soothe so I end up having to stand there at his crib holding a binky on his mouth. Anything I can do to make him do it on his own because I also have a 16 month old son too. I know many people feel its good to have a baby that doesn't take a binky but sometimes we just need our babies to take it for a while when we are waiting in line etc.. Advice? Thanks :)
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Registered: 10-25-2008
Mon, 12-05-2011 - 8:46pm

thankfully neither of mine ever really took to one. I kept the emergency one in my bag to pop in their mouths in long grocery lines and other crises times:)

I really try not to judge(too much) , but the 5 year olds walking around with them seems a touch excessive

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 11:30am
My DD is only 8 months old and she's my first but I'm hoping to phase the binky out by 2 years old or a little later. She started out as an EP baby then went to the breast later so she's not much of a comfort nurser. Definitely I'd like to limit binkies to nap and bedtime by about 2 years old. Only time will tell if DD will be fine with that :-)
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Registered: 01-27-2006
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 11:19pm
Around age 2 I started to limit it's use. Eventually it became only at night and nap time. They were both done with it around 2 1/2.

Both my kids were binkie babies. They were very attached. But getting rid of them slowly like we did wasn't too hard.
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