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confession: I love/hate my son's paci!<br><br>
My dd is 2.5 and I never gave her a paci. I was always able to meet her needs in other ways (nursing/cuddling etc.) But I have 3 month old twin boys and they were given one in the hospital. (they were preemies and needed to learn how to suck and develop their muscles) One of the twins loves it the other hates it and gets mad if you try to give him one. If it was one babe I would just nurse when he had the need to suck but I can't because there is TWO! I co-sleep but he won't fall asleep nursing so I nurse and then the paci puts him to sleep while I nurse the other to sleep. It is also more of headache at night then it helps sometimes. When the paci falls out, if he is not fully asleep, it wakes him up. And as some of you know...it happens 5 trillion times a night!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Has anyone taken a paci away from a babe? I am setting a goal at 6mos old. Or when they begin solids. Is this realistic? How did you do it? Thanks for any input.<br><br>
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I went through this with my ds. At about 4 months he started waking every 45 minutes because he could not get back to sleep without the paci. I contemplated taking it from him then and actually tried, but there was some crying and I was not comfortable. I eventually had to take it away at 6 months, because due to lack of sleep, both of us were suffering. My ds was not his happy little self due to sleep deprivation.<br><br>
When I posted on this board, it was determined that the "AP" view was to give the child what he needs when he needs it. That is why I did not take the paci away at 4 months. It became clear at 6 months that my ds needed sleep more than he needed to suck!! I wish I would have taken it sooner. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to break him of it....I hate to say it that way. There was crying involved, I won't lie. But after just a few days, ds had learned to get to sleep without the paci.<br><br>
You do what you think is right, but now that my ds doesn't need the paci for sleep, he has consistently slept 5-6 hour stretches at night. And in the past week has slept up to 10 hours. He is a completely happier baby, so if 3 rough days is what I had to put in to get my happy baby back, then I would do it again...but SOONER!<br><br>
Good luck mama!
 
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