I don't know if this is the right place but here it is. Ds loves his pacifier. We talked about him giving it up when he turned 6. Well 6 came and went and he still wants it. If you ask him why he still sucks it he will tell you because it makes him feel better if he is upset about something etc. Now I guess it wouldn't be such a big deal if it were his thumb(I am thinking a big deal to other people), but I sucked my thumb until I was 9 as well as a few of my siblings. Maybe I am just worried because of other folks comments(not specifically to him, he likes to keep the whole thing on the down low, just the subject in general). So is it an issue or is it just another version of thumbsucking? On the one hand I would like to let him decide, but on ther other it bugs me(I am thinking mainly because of what folks say about the genreal subject of pacifiers). What to do, what to do? Nothing? Something? TIA.