Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Chandler loved his paci. He definitely grew more attached the older he got. Around 16 months he started biting holes in the side of his paci. He would chew them so hard with his teeth that the bulb would eventually be on both sides. Once there was a hole he would just cry and cry because his paci "didn't work" any more.
We thought it was just a phase. Nope.
We kept delaying weaning because Audrey was arriving soon and honestly we didn't care if he had it but we were having to buy a new package of paci's all the time. It wouldn't be uncommon for him to bite a hole in one in just one day. He would hold it up to us and want another one.
About 4 months and 20 paci's later we decided enough is enough. As hard as it would be and as much as he loved it, we had to be done. We reached a point that we knew he had a habit of using it as a teether. One day at nap we realized the final paci had a hole in it we just told him it was broken and opened the drawer we usually kept the extras and when he didn't see any we said they were "all done". He was right at 20 months old.
Looking back now, it doesn't seem like it was that bad of a process but we did notice a difference in the time it took him to fall asleep. He was very quick to sleep with his paci and without it he tossed and turned for a while.