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Paci weaning question Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
7th Apr '13

Lately I have been letting Peyton only have his paci at bed or nap. (Or if he seems super cranky) I've noticed since starting that though that he keeps his fingers in his mouth quite often. Is that normal/okay?
I really don't want him starting to suck on his fingers because those I can't take away.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
7th Apr '13

How old is he? If he's not ready, I'd give him back the paci until he's a little more ready. It's better for him to suck on a paci than his fingers, because like you said, you can take a paci away, but his fingers are staying put. Lol.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" How old is he? If he's not ready, I'd give him back the paci until he's a little more ready. It's better ... [snip!] ... him to suck on a paci than his fingers, because like you said, you can take a paci away, but his fingers are staying put. Lol. "


20 months. I want to get rid of it by 2, but I don't want him doing the fingers. It's not just his thumb it's a few fingers. My friend's little girl is 4 and still sucks on her thumb and it's constantly red and dry.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" 20 months. I want to get rid of it by 2, but I don't want him doing the fingers. It's not just his thumb ... [snip!] ... just his thumb it's a few fingers. My friend's little girl is 4 and still sucks on her thumb and it's constantly red and dry."


I get that, but maybe wait until he's two to start weaning? I sucked my thumb for wayy too long. My mom just couldn't make me stop and I got sick CONSTANTLY because I always had it in my mouth after touching stuff. I'm a firm believer in avoiding that at all costs. Lol.

Purple Pumpkin Tits 2 kids; 8484 posts
7th Apr '13

My son was 2 1/2 when we took it away. He would only get it at nap time or bed time at 2 and then at 2 1/2 we took it away. He cried for 2 days for it. Didn't give in. He eventually forgot about it.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I get that, but maybe wait until he's two to start weaning? I sucked my thumb for wayy too long. My ... [snip!] ... CONSTANTLY because I always had it in my mouth after touching stuff. I'm a firm believer in avoiding that at all costs. Lol. "

Yeah the only reason I was even starting is because everyone is constantly on my shit about it.