People think I’m crazy, but I had made a decision before my babies were born that I wouldn’t offer them pacifiers. These people will think I’m even crazier because I think ( maybe, possibly) I’m about to change my mind. (*gasp!*)
But I won’t take this lightly.
I pretty much hate pacifiers. Like, really hate them. ( I know, I know- once they make my fussy baby happy I’ll say I adore them.) Just look at how ridiculous these cute little babies look with those big ugly pieces of plastic on their face!
My sweet boy found his thumb on his first day of life, and I was quite pleased. I figured he would be a “thumb sucker,” a self soother, and how great is that!? Well, he is struggling to find his thumb lately and it makes him very angry. I think he wants something to suck on.
My little guy is probably to young right now to even offer him one- but I’ll tell ya- today when he was fussy with a clean diaper, a full tummy, a not too hot or too cold temperature, I was so tempted to pull that piece of plastic out of the hiding spot in his nursery and offer it to him. Because I didn’t know WHAT ELSE to do! So I fed him again ( and I don’t think he was actually hungry, I think he just wanted something to suck on) and he fell asleep.
I know- you’re probably thinking, What’s wrong with a pacifier?! If it makes him happy, just give it to him! And you’re probably right. Nothing is wrong with them, besides the fact that I hate them and I don’t want to have to depend on them to make my kid happy when he is crying uncontrollably.
I have spent far too long writing this post about pacifiers and I still can’t get out exactly what I’m thinking, but hopefully you get my gist.
So wise mama’s, should I stick to my will and stay clear of the binky or should I just get over it? Tell me what worked for your children!