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Originally Posted by cicerosum
THey do have their time and place, I think.
I have used them minimally with my first 2 children, the third just wasnt' interested.
For example: nursing in the car, when baby is freaking out screaming, and you don't want to (or can't ) get back there to pop a bub in their mouth, you just give them the binky and pray that it lasts long enough to get you to where you're going.
Or: late at night, you and dh are getting busy, baby is next to you, wakes up, pop in the binky until you finish, then give him/her the bub.
Other than that, for us, seems pointless.
Here as mama to W (2/04), R (5/06), D (7/09), and J (12/9/12!), co-parenting with my DH
I WOH part-time, am a doula & childbirth educator, home/unschool, and hope we are nearing the center of chaos
L'lee ~ C ~ E May, 2006 ~ R12/29/2011!
Originally Posted by ent_mom
The one exception would be neccessary, "horrific" car rides - if baby won't take your nipple, is crying hysterically, and pit stops aren't helping, I could see where someone might try a plastic pacifier. Although you'll be surprised how, um, flexible your breasts can be with a crying baby in the carseat. I'm sure some motorists have caught a glimpse of more than they were expecting!!
Originally Posted by gnutter
/I hate seeing older kids withone though because all that constant saliva is bad for the teeth.