We did it! The pacifier is gone! Our not quite-2 1/2-year old is now pacifier-less. If feels pretty good overall. Sure there are times I wish I had that plug to quite him down or get him to sleep a little longer. But that will come.
So here is the real question of the day. When/how did you rid your child/children of the pacifier? We got to a point where we decided we wouldn’t buy any more and from then on when one ripped or broke our son got to throw it away. I’ve heard of people taking pacifiers to a friend’s new baby, because “babies need pacifiers but big kids don’t.” Or tying the pacifier to a balloon, or as our insurance agent said he just threw it out of the window on a car trip one time; his child was five!!… I think it was about time. What did you do?