Katie Boo-sie Boo-sie Boo (my latest nickname for her) likes the paci.
See, neither of the boys were pacifier kids so this isn’t something that I’m accustomed to.
And yes, it has it’s advantages, like being able to stick in in her mouth while she’s playing on a blanket outside knowing that with it inserted she cannot put grass and clover in her mouth and then later spit it out (that didn’t really happen. Okay, maybe it did…)
But I’m also already worried that it will be hard to give up someday. I myself was a thumb-sucker and I was an ancient EIGHT years old before I gave that up. I remember that I had a special “blankie” that I rubbed while I pacified myself and that I would look for it when I got home from school every day. I used to think back on that and say to myself, “oh my, how stupid,” but now I have kids and well, not so stupid anymore.
But I digress.
Baby K uses the paci mostly to settle before naps and bedtime. She usually drops it out or we take it out of her mouth before she lays down to sleep. BUT, lately I’ve been giving it to her just randomly when she fusses, etc. And there have a been a couple of times that I’ve laid her down with it in her mouth (shhh, don’t tell).
I kinda feel like her “dealer.” he he.
Anyway, I wonder if any of you have any tips for me. Should we try to quit the paci now or wait until later? I know she’s only a mere 6.5 months old but I’m not interested in fighting the good fight to get rid of it later if I can nip in the bud now. Plus, as I mentioned, I have ZERO experience with this previously so I need y’all to weigh-in.
So, lay it on me. Give me your paci advice. Stat.
Any and all is appreciated…