(Closed) Will you use a binky/pacifier?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Will you or do you use a binky/pacifier?
    yes we do/yes we will : (51 votes)
    74 %
    no we won't : (18 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would use it. My niece is 8 and my sister still can’t get her to stop sucking her thumb!

    Post # 4
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Depends. My parents tried to give me one, and I spit it out- refused it every time. My sister took it and was easy to wean. My brother took it and they had a horrible time taking them away. I think I will but it depends on the situation 🙂

    Post # 5
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We used a pacifier for about 2 weeks; then, my daughter wouldn’t take one any more.  I think every kid is different, though; some might never want to wean from a pacifier and some might never take one!

    Post # 6
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My son never took to one. So, we never had to take it away! He also never sucked his thumb. Yeah, we got amazingly lucky! I agree that I would’ve rather he used a pacifier than sucked on his thumb.

    Post # 8
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Like many other decision I made before actually being a parent, I ended up doing exactly what I said I would never do.

    We ended up using one!  lol

    Post # 9
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If he/she wants one then sure but our daughter took one for maybe a few weeks but never really liked it. She didn’t suck her thumb either. I will not be allowing them to use it past a year though… I do not like seeing children sucking pacifiers/thumbs after that age *shrugs*

    Post # 10
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    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We just started using one with Baby T when he was 2 weeks old. It’s great to tide him over while I get ready to feed him and to help him sleep if he’s a little fussy.

    I was a thumb sucker and it ruined my front teeth and my bite because I didn’t stop until after I was in school (at night time). My reasoning was that you can take away the pacifier but you can’t take away the thumb.

    Post # 11
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yes, I plan to use one if she will take it/wants it. My parents got lucky with me (I didn’t take one and wouldn’t suck my thumb—now I love suckers/gum/etc but not cigs thankfully—it’s like I skipped that stage back then and have it as an adult) but I’ve seen some bad cases of thumb suckers and would rather she take a paci. 

    Post # 12
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I will definitely have one to offer my baby when we have one. I work in NICU and those things are miracle workers in my nursing opinion (LOL). If they don’t want it I won’t push it on them, but I have yet to meet a newborn that doesn’t like their soother.

    Post # 13
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    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    We are planning to use one, as a NICU nurse I keep up on research. It has been shown that pacifiers actually help reduce SIDS.

    Post # 14
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @MissLily I was just coming back to edit my post to add that because I love that fact too! thanks for catching that 🙂

    Post # 15
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I swore up and down we never would use one. The very first day home from the hospital my son was crying and nothing I did seemed to soothe him. Finally I dug in the baby shower bags and found the pacifier my mom gave us “just in case” it saved me from a complete meltdown!

    Post # 16
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’ll definitely be using one. Every ultrasound we’ve had has shown baby girl with her hand/fingers/thumb in her mouth and I’d much rather have a binky baby than a thumn sucker! Even if breaking the binky is hard- you can toss a binky, you can’t throw out a thumb!

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