Finally, I can say that we have kicked the paci habit with Reese. This round with a paci took a little bit longer. This is my Proud Mommy Moment that I am sharing with Emmy!
When Ryan was about to turn 2 years old and Erik had just returned from Iraq, I had a mission in mind to get Ryan off of the paci before his 2nd birthday. Success! I think honestly it was harder for me than it was for him. I will admit there were a few rough nights to start with but once you get past those few nights, you are golden. He was such a cutie with that big ole green paci!
By the way if you are a new Mom or planning to be a new Mom and are looking for any advice on what paci’s you should get if your baby ends up needing a lil extra soothing—I hands down recommend Avents Soothie Paci’s. I have given them so much money to keep my kids happy that I think we should own some piece of the business by now but seriously, they’re great. (not a paid advertisement)
I felt confident that we could wean Reese off of the paci by the time she turned 2 as well but we are now 6 months away from her 3rd birthday and I’d say we have failed on that goal. We did begin working on it at school by not letting her have one the entire time she was there which worked well. The set back was having a baby sister who also uses the paci and trying to cut the habit while Reese had to sit and watch her sister using one. At home, it was not a battle worth fighting to keep the peace.
This lil’ cutie has been through her share of paci’s. She got to the point where she was chewing on them and making holes. We finally got down to the end of the inventory in our house and are confident that she is ready to let go. We explained with her last paci, that she was a big girl now and didn’t need them. We have told her this for a while now but I think it has finally kicked in. Picking her up from school used to be a routine of locating a paci for her and Rayne and now she just helps Rayne with hers and moves on.
We are so proud that we have kicked this habit!
Way to go Reese!! So proud of you!! I am also sorry to Avent for the drop in sales.Pin It