Stage 1 in Pacifier Weaning is Underway!
This kid has a seriously cute (and huge!) smile. It’s really a tragedy to have it eclipsed by a big ol’ pacifier! But that’s not the main reason
we are I am ready to say goodbye to it – Isaac is 2 1/2 now and although he has been very attached to it for the past couple of months, there are signs that it’s time to say goodbye to the ol’ plug:
- He chewed the end right off of one, and the other two we have are hole-y. At first he insisted that he needed a new one without holes, but now he doesn’t care.
- We can’t understand him when he talks with it in his mouth, though sometimes he will move it to the side of his mouth (like a cigar, ha!) to speak.
- They aren’t keeping him from whining… so really, what’s the point of having it? It’s supposed to pacify the child, right? Apparently not anymore. ;-)
I am also quite tired of searching for a pacifier all over the house. Or having to get up in the middle of the night to find his pacifier hidden in his bedding somewhere. Over 2 years of that (not including the years Emma had hers!) and I’m ready to say goodbye to these little things!
I don’t even want to THINK about how much money we have spent on pacifiers.
So a few days ago I pulled Isaac into my lap and told him that there was a new rule:
Rule #10140948: Pacifiers stay in bed at all times.
Just kidding about the rule number, we don’t have THAT many rules. But sometimes it seems like I need that many!
At first he pouted a bit, and he did sneak it out of bed a couple of times, but other than that the new rule has been easy to enforce. If he fusses at all I tell him he can have it if he wants to sit in his bed – but so far he hasn’t taken me up on that yet. ;-) Guess his bed isn’t that much fun to be in. Funny, I would love to lay around in my bed all day! Crazy kids.
Stage 2 will be saying goodbye to the pacifier forever! Yaaaay!
I won’t word it like that though…
I’m thinking about replacing it with something cool for him to take to bed but I haven’t found that special something yet. I offered to get him a glow seahorse like his sister has (and is still attached to) but he said no… and I have to admit I’m relieved because Emma’s seahorse has cost us quite a bit in batteries. We’ll have to find something that isn’t battery powered for Isaac.