Mama J’s dilemma is one that I have had in the back of my mind for a few months. And while our little lady is one about 13 months I know that this day will come. Mama J has a few questions when it comes to parting with the pacifier and I know y’all will be able to share your wise advice with her. If you are new to The Wise Baby, Real Mom Dilemmas are real problems that come from real moms. We post them here in hopes that our other mom readers can lend their advice and experience to help another mom out. Be sure to leave a comment on this post with your advice, experience or even issues of your own. If you have a dilemma you’d like to see featured, send it to me here (we never use real names!).
From Mama J…. Hi Wise Baby readers, I need some advice. My almost nineteen month old daughter is still very much in love with her pacifier. She wants it with her at all times. Not always in her mouth but always in her hand or at least somewhere nearby. I know it is not quite time to take it away entirely but I would like to start phasing it out so the separation is gradual. Basically, I want to avoid having a tough time when the real time comes!
My questions are:
– When should the pacifier be completely gone?
– How can ease the transition?
– Is there anything I can be doing now? I would like to scale back to use only at bedtime/nap time (if possible)
Any advice would be so, so greatly appreciated! Thank you!
This is a good dilemma – in that I bet lots of you are curious as to the advice – I know I am. Eloise still love, love, loves her Wubbanubs and I am slowly trying to phase out using them in public. She is a pretty big girl about it but I can’t imagine her not having them in the car or at sleeping times – so wise mamas, help us all out!