Weaning babies off the pacifier?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6953 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@UK Bride:  I’ve heard of people cutting the pacis so the texture feels weird to the babies and they don’t like them anymore. I don’t know if that would work better than letting them CIO if they are just waking up to it though. Maybe when they cry try sticking their hand in their mouthes instead of the paci?

Post # 4
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You could always just not use them and see how it goes, and then decide whether you want to keep doing it! Four months is often such a not good sleep time, it might be that it doesn’t make a huge difference or that the pacis are more helpful than you think. I think there’s some debate over whether pacis or hand/thumb sucking is better, but I think with wee ones from a practical perspective, at least you don’t have to reinsert their hand! My LO self weaned from a paci when she became a sleep hater, so I wish we still could have it as one tool – it really helped her to get to sleep. 

Post # 6
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I poked a hole in my son’s pacificers. It didn’t hold the firm shape that babies find soothing to suck on anymore. I did it first thing one morning. He was pretty grumpy about it at first. I poked holes in all of them so that no matter which one he tried, it just didn’t feel right.




All in all, it took about 2 days for him to completely loose interest in them altogether.




Post # 7
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@UK Bride:  My DD never really took to a pacifier so I don’t really have any specific advice but I am a believer that CIO can work if YOU believe in it & can offer lots of support to the LOs.  I mainly commented to say congrats on 7-7 at 4 months, that’s amazing!

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