Yes, we are finally weening Brody of his pacifier (or diddy as he calls it). With Noah, who was also very attached (to his Gucky), it was easier because we had a set deadline. We wanted him completely off before Bro was born. He was completely off of it at 16 months, a couple of months before his brother was born. Brody is almost 17 months and it is time. He is doing well during the day, when he starts to look for it, we just distract him with a toy or some other activity. I gave in yesterday when he woke up 30 min. into a nap and would not fall back asleep. He cried and cried, I stuck his diddy in after much frustration and it was seriously like a magic mute button. He took it with sheer pleasure and slept instantly for the next two hours! It is crazy how much that thing works. So, during the day, we are okay, he only really has it in his mouth when he is super tired, then he spits it out in his sleep. We are on our way and I can't wait to finally toss them all in the trash. It is kind of sad though, cause it means my babies are growing up.
by c. griffith at 11:23 AM