Sunday, October 24, 2010

"poof!!!!" Pacifier be GONE!!!!!

Yep, just like that Forrest's baby we have affectionately called it in the GONE! Last week when he got sick, he suddenly decided he didn't want it, and seemed to be falling asleep with just his blankie and some comforting with no real problem. It was actually a rough week, but that was because he was sick  than anything else, though possibly also due to the fact that he was waking up in the middle of the night and unable to self soothe bc. the pacifier was gone.
Regardless, he is officially done with it! Now it has been 9 days sans plug. He's doing great...still sick with an ear infection currently, and on antibiotics, but no plug! We hid them all, so out of sight, out of mind. I think one time yesterday he seemed to be on a search for one on his window sill above his crib, and in the crib itself, but quickly gave up after some baby rubs and comfort from mama.
I never dreamed this would be so easy and am very thankful it has been. He's doing well at daycare without it too. I had been researching just how to go about taking it away from him, as he has been a binkie lover until this point, and wanted to make the cut before his two year birthday. Well, just goes to show you that sometimes the baby himself knows whats best for him!
Way to go Forrest!


Sheelagh said...

Oh I'm so jealous!!! This is how it all happened with the bottle, but no such luck with the binki yet. I can't imagine Jonah ever NOT looking for the thing. He is seriously in love!!

Alison Willis said...

Congrats... i know we have a pacifier girl on our hands. she calms down with it. she loves too suck and i am not super keen on being her the soothie it is! I just hope the transition out of it is as easy as your was!