We are tossing the paci!
|JD's favorite Avent paci|
I planned to do it at 3 months, then 4 months, then 6 months, then 1 year...
At his 18 month well visit, our pediatrician said the sooner the better. His advice: Since JD is old enough to understand what we say, we need to make a big deal about him being a big boy. We should explain pacifiers are for babies, like Baby O, and offer him a shiny new surprise if he trades in his paci. He only got his paci for naps and bedtime, so hopefully it won't be too traumatic. We picked tonight because we have nothing planned for tomorrow and are anticipating little sleep once he doesn't have the comfort of his paci (most nights he wakes up at least once in distress because it has fallen from the crib or he can't find it).
Our babysitter told me that her younger sister had a serious addiction to her pacifier, so her mom made it disappear one day and told her that one of her dolls took it. She mourned for days and never touched that doll again.
How did you kick the habit with your little one? Please share any words of wisdom!!