A pacifier can really prove to be your lifesaver, especially in the first difficult months with your baby. By putting it in your little one’s small – but admittedly incredibly noisy – mouth, peace is restored and your household automatically calms down.
A real miracle right?
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end soon, and before you know it, your baby has become a full-fledged child who demands to have the pacifier as his most faithful companion, 24 hours a day.
And how do we stop this dependent relationship of our child with our own immediate solution to his crying?
Here are some useful tips that will definitely help you parents not to lose your sanity in this venture.
1.Try the slow but steady method
Since your child is addicted to this habit, try to deprive him of the pacifier every time and for a longer time, which can make the process easier.
2. Discuss it
Talk to him and explain that he is big enough now and the pacifier is only for small babies. Also suggest giving it to a baby in your neighborhood, or donating it to someone who needs it the most.
3. Make her disappear “magically”
Recently, the “fairy pacifier” has made its appearance, which takes children’s pacifiers while they are sleeping, and leaves a small gift and a thank you note in their place. Of course, make sure that you have informed before this is done and that the gift is something symbolic that your little one will like.
4. Hide all pacifiers and don’t give them every time he cries.
When your little one cries about something, don’t immediately offer him the pacifier but try to soothe him in other ways, changing the subject or giving him something to forget. And of course don’t leave pacifiers in places where he can get them or knows where they are
The only thing that is certain is that each child is different and the above methods may be useful for you or you may need to give your little one some more time.
With determination and patience on your part, however, in the end the pacifier will be a sweet memory looking at baby photos with your little angel.