Friday, March 29, 2013

that precious pacifier

milespacifier 
I can't help but worry that Miles may never learn to speak given his unwillingness to let go of his pacifier. Then again, I don't know many 16-year-olds who have this problem.

I guess he'll eventually grow out of it. For the time being though, I'm going to keep relying on his brother as the pacifier police.


7 comments:

Karen Blados said...

It's tough with twins. We had to deal with a language all their own and Punk would translate. Eventually told Punkette she couldn't have whatever she wanted unless she actually asked for it.

And the pacifiers finally disappeared around three. We started with them only being allowed in the car or in their bed and then the Pacifier Fairy came for a visit. Punk got a car, Punkette got a doll and the Pacifier Fairy took the pacifiers to littler kids who needed them.

Just give it time and meanwhile, enjoy the entertainment.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Don't worry, they give them up eventually. Of course, you could always just puncture a hole in the pacifier, enough to deflate it! Then it isn't as appealing and it gets discarded naturally :)

Rosie_Kate said...

Ah yes, I'm dealing with a pacifier-junkie as well. He's 17 months now, and I'm told that around 18 months (give or take a couple) is the easiest time to help them kick the habit. But I'm a little hesitant because that binkie makes bedtime so easy... He seems to be transitioning to not needing it during the day (mostly) so we talk about "binkies are for night-night" and we put it away when he wakes up. Then my plan is to talk and talk and talk about becoming a big boy and throwing the binkies away and having a party with a special present to replace the binkies which he personally chucks in the trash. But I admit to some fear... And then there's the almost-3-year-old thumb sucker...

I love the profile sketch. Such a beautiful little boy!

Molly said...

Tatum is OBSESSED with his lovie and paci. I won't let him have it outside of his room, but the second we walk into his room he grabs them both. He would have it 24/7 if I would let him.
It's funny because Gracie had no attachement to hers at all.
Our boys will kick it eventually. I'm not too worried about it:).

anopensketchbook said...

Karen, Ann, Rosie Kate and Molly---thank you all for giving me some peace of mind!

Cindy said...

i have no solutions, but love the video and how they switch!

Janice Webber said...

I despaired that my daughter would go to college with hers. She didn't!