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Dd1 never liked it. But dd2 seems to enjoy it.
He actually didn't seem to care for it. The way I see it, if there aren't any issues with the nursing and the baby just seems to like to suck, there's really nothing wrong with pacifiers. I know a lot of other people will disagree, though!
I hope that like my other kids the carseat gets better once she's in a convertible. I put her in the convertible today in fact to see if she'd fit and the straps are still about 1/2" to high.
The other babies never took a pacifier, well ds did but only for a week.
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I never wanted to use one-was glad when my eldest didn't want it. Rowan just wants to suck all the time, so it's been a lifesaver. I hate him sucking on a hunk of plastic, but he's happier. The only issue I have is with older kids-like 3 year olds, with them in their mouths all day. Rowan spits it out within a few minutes of falling asleep, so I hope it's just a short phase! He's trying to suck his hands too.
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Basically- I never wanted to use it and I pretty much forbade them. I didn't have any in the house and DH really wanted one for some reason. He complained about it to his mom, who bought her some. So now every time I give Evelynn to DH for him to take care of her, she ends up with the pacifier in her mouth. I hated it at first (I felt kind of replaced in a way IYKWIM), but I've gotten used to it.
I give it to her now only right after she nurses if I put her down to sleep because she's really noisy otherwise (not crying- just grunting and sighing a lot). I'd give it to her when she's in her car seat if she need it it but she LOVES her car seat (I even use it just as a place to put her while I'm cooking, etc.) so that's not a problem.
I don't really see a problem with it. It's better than sucking on a hand. It's just that for me, personally, I just don't like being replaced by a plastic nipple.
BTW- I really wish I could co-sleep. I've been trying since she was born but I just can't get used to it.
OK now I'm just rambling...
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I was against it's use totally with dd, until much later in her life for a few reasons, but I still feel "bad" even having one in the house or if other people see me try and give it to him, like I'm an out of touch mom or something I guess that what I subconsciously associate them with.
I've got three monkeys jumping on the bed!!
Then after the birth Ben had to go to the NICU and they asked, I still refused but gave in a short while later.
I talked to the Lac Consultant at the hospital later and she stated "It's actually cruel not to allow a NICU baby the comfort of a paci."
I agree with that and see the comfort Ben recieved in being able to suck...since I could not nurse him the first 2 days.
Since then he has hated the hospital paci and we bought a different brand, for the most part he only takes it from dh or dd. He know moms has better stuff so he seldom takes it for me
I am however, the pacifier! LOL
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Can you tell your babies' expressions when they use a paci? With the kids I know who used pacis regularly I could never tell if they were smiling or frowning or anything when they had the paci in. Sort of the Maggie Simpson effect.
my first never took one and just nursed all the time my poor boobs lol
this baby gets mad if i offer the boob when not hungry but at night he doesnt really take it
We got some as presents from my MIL because ds loved them, but we ended up with some serious nipple confusion issues. So far, dd is pretty darn content in comparison, so I haven't felt desperate enough to bust open that package yet.
He has a high need to suck. But I refuse to let anyone else give it to him. I hate seeing people trying to shove them in babies' mouths at any noise - my mil especially and like pp I hate seeing seemingly fine babes plugged up..