Before I even had Briella, I decided I did not want to get in the habit of giving our baby a pacifier. I have plenty of friends that had told me how difficult it was trying to take away a pacifier after their child had become attached to one —- and of course, I think every person at my baby shower gave me at least one!
Well, a few days after Briella was born I figured I would experiment and see if she even liked it, and luckily – she wanted nothing to do with it!
About eight months later, B was reaching into her toy box (which is ALWAYS filled to the top with her favorite toys) and discovered a pacifier. She picked it up and popped it into her mouth like she had been using it her whole life! I was shocked, but didn’t really think too much of it. A few minutes later, it was time for Briella’s lunch, so naturally I go to take the paci out of her mouth and ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.
I think it’s important to point out that she is going through a little bit of a spoiled stage, and if I try to take anything away from her, she will scream so loud the walls in our house shake, and so, I kind of assumed this was what was going on – but, here I am, two months later, and this dreaded pacifier has become Briella’s new best friend.
I have tried numerous times to distract her from the paci, but she will scream until she has it back in her mouth! It’s funny, I gave in to one of the only things I KNEW I didn’t want to deal with, lol.
Now I am in some serious need of PACI HELP!!