I posted about pacifiers on my facebook page and reviewed an absolute torrent of answers, which of course differed so widely that there is no conclusion to be had other than ‘your babies, your choice’.
Given the amount baby Ivy screams, I am really pro. The problem is, that both AW and her auntie are really anti, saying it will ruin their teeth etc. I don’t want them to have dummies over the age of 6 months, and most people who say they’ve used them say that the babies start to reject them as they get older. AW fears she will be permanently addicted to a dummy.
I want to use it mainly when Ivy is overtired and hysterical and needs to sleep. She really doesn’t like to sleep.
Are there any horror stories out there whereby anyone has used pacifiers/dummies and their child has refused to give them up? Or where their child’s speech has been negatively affected?
I’m here with little Ivy now and thought again about pacifiers because she was sucking on her bottle but not drinking… When the bottle is removed, she cries. . So I popped one in. She is a different baby- so so calm! No one here but me.
Opinions.. It seems AW feels pretty strongly about it. I’m not sure what to do.