Opinions on pacifiers?

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Opinions on pacifiers?
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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 10:59am

I found an interesting article about how using pacifiers may supposedly stunt boy's emotional growth.  I'm not completely sure if I buy into all this, but it was interesting to read.  Do you plan on using a pacifier for your child and if so when is  it time to take the pacifier away?  I watched an episode of Toddlers in Tiara's and there was an older child with a pacifier and she kept yelling out for it all the time.  Personally I feel like I would not want my child using it after 1 year.  I guess I just feel like that's long enough and by then they shouldn't need it.  What do you think about how long is too long for a pacifier?

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/pacifiers-may-stunt-boys-8217-emotional-development-163700328.html

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 4:07pm
Interesting research, but I question how they can correlate it just to pacifier use. I'm sure that there could be other contributing factors other than pacifier use, I hate when they focus on just one item.

I don't like pacis with older kids, I think at some point if they still are attached you place a lot of limits on where they are allowed to be used, like the only in the crib. Besides, I think it's cuter when they are attached to a lovey like a stuffed animal or a blanky :smileywink: