Tuesday, February 10, 2009


When Brooke was first born, I intently listened to everything the lactation consultant told me, including not introducing pacifiers for awhile. Despite their "4 week" rule I decided to give her a soother around 1 week and she sucked on it every now and then. Soon after that she decided that I was better than any pacifier out there and quit them cold turkey. I really had no complaints beside how red and raw her hands were getting once she discovered she could gnaw on them, and even better, her thumb!

Superbowl Sunday we were at a friends house and were introduced to another couple with two boys -- 5 years old and 15 months -- and got on the subject of pacifiers somehow. (Conversations like these seem to happen all the time when you have kids!) I was telling them how Brooke refuses to take pacifiers and just to prove my point I popped one out of my rarely used paci-pouch and plopped it into her mouth. And just to prove me wrong, she started to suck on it. The next day I introduced the pacifier back to her just during her nap and she sucked on it the whole time! It has definitely improved her naps and the amount of times she gets up each night. We have been using them during naps, in the car, and at bedtime for sleeping. She has just started to suck on them when she is playing with her toys or on her nap.

This weeks pacifier milestone: Pulling it out but not knowing how to get it back in!


Stacey said...

I love pacifiers! You can't take a thumb away but when they get big enough you can definitely take the pacifier away. Aiden LOVED his paci and it definitely helped him sleep. It was his soothie and taught him how to fall asleep on his own. And eventually he would put himself back to sleep with it, if he woke up in the middle of the night...a wonderful thing. And it kept him quiet in the car. Makayla is quickly warming up to hers.
ps...Kreg is not so sure about BabyLegs but I think they are so cute. And I laughed out loud when I read your facebook comment about thunder thighs. So cute!

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