Pacifier Tips

Pacifier Tips

When my daughter turned 10 months old, we started a routine in the morning where we would say "goodbye" to the pacifier when she woke up. Therefore, she wouldn't carry it around all day; instead, she would only use it at nighttime. We wanted her to experience other activities that are comforting during the day and we also didn't want the pacifier to inhibit her language development.

Now it has become a lot of fun for her to say "bye-bye" to the "passie" in the mornings. She gets excited about going to bed because she gets the "passie" again, and this has really helped a lot. She gets that comfort from the "passie" at bedtime, but during the day she has found other ways to be comforted, besides putting that "passie" in her mouth.

Now, at 18 months old, she uses it at night, but is happy to bid farewell to it in the morning so she can get up and run around.