Friday, March 16, 2012

Weaning toddler from pacifier

AIR1 stayed off the pacifier until he was about 6 months old. Until the babysitter used one on him :( I was saddened, but I guess he was one crier until the caregiver couldn't take it. For the well-being of my son, I decided not to make a fuss out of it and go with the flow. And she told me she used it because he was crying non-stop at one point.

AIR2 started the pacifier when she was 2 weeks plus 'young'. Yeah, she was one child who was hard to pacify, even suckling didn't help to put ther to sleep. And she will cry non-stop for no reason. So I resorted to the pacifier.

And how did I wean them off?

AIR1 wasn't 'weaned off' so to speak...he was taken of the pacifier cold-turkey by daddy. Yeah...just one day, he refused to give him the pacifier the whole night and that was it. He stayed off it forever. He was 2.5 years old then. At that time, sometimes when he sees AIR2's pacifier, he will want to try to take it...out of desperation :)

AIR2 was weaned off slowly. She just had to have it during night sleeps but daytime naps she could do with out it. So after about 1 week plus, she totally stopped. Until we were travelling back to hometown where she seldom goes, so she wanted it again. 'comforting'.... and now she is off it permanently. But if she sees it, she will at times want it. Sometimes only. She's 22 months when she stopped...

It's weird how one kid stops cold-turkey while the other has to be weaned off slowly. Maybe also the age difference....and now it's time for potty training ;p

1 comment:

Dancing Ciken said...

aiyakkk! i tak start lagi potty training. thanks for the reminder