Pacifiers?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Pacifiers?
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Thu, 10-13-2011 - 2:31pm

What are your thoughts on pacifiers?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 4:29am
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Registered: 05-18-2005
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 8:27am
My SPD kiddo would not touch a pacifier with a ten-foot pole. He never put anything in his mouth as a baby, not even food--we had to get feeding therapy to get him back on the weight chart. It was our red flag that sent us to EI for an evaluation. Oddly, despite being supremely oversensitive in the oral area, he is underreactive sensorily just about everywhere else.

Gwen

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Registered: 05-18-2005
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 8:23am
My SPD kiddo would not tolerate one for a milisecond. The fact that he never could stand anything touching his mouth was one of our red flags. He never put anything in his mouth as a baby, even food--we had to get feeding therapy to get him back on the weight chart. Oddly, everywhere but his mouth he is sensorily underresponsive, not oversensitive.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 9:22pm
My son put everything in his mouth until about age 6, and then some things after that. He did not use a pacifier, and I think that it was due to his poor suck, which led to ending nursing early, and was an indicator (though I didn't know it at the time) of his speech issues. The mouth stuff stopped after he completed vision therapy.