Binky, paci, stopper upper… whatever you want to call it, I think we’ve finally reached the moment when we have to decide what to do about it.
Do we get rid of it? Do we hold on to it until C decides to give it up on her own? Do we make sure she has extas when she heads off to college?
Sometimes I think that it’s time to go cold turkey (like last week when M was away taking the Bar. Boy am I glad I didn’t do that to myself…), and others when I think that it isn’t doing any harm and we might as well hang on to it.
We do have a somewhat strict rule about keeping the pacifier in the crib when we are at home. C knows that when she gets up she has to chuck it into the crib. She doesn’t seem to miss it when she’s playing, although she does throw herself on one if she finds it lying around. (She particularily favors the really yucky dusty crusty ones.)
When we are out and about she has the pacifier in the car and sometimes in the stroller. (You know, when I’m deluding myself about the fact that if I walk long enough she’ll go to sleep.) But she doesn’t walk around with it, because, honestly that gives me the heeby jeebies.
Her speech is developping quite well and she’s a happy well ajusted child. She has a handful of other loveys that she sleeps with all the time. (Namely a doggy and blanket which she loves more than life itself.)
So what do you think? Do we keep it and wait it out, or do we go cold turkey?