I am proud to say that as of 2 weeks ago BOTH boys no longer use their binkies.
Actually, Im not proud.
I kinda could have cared less if they had their binkies until they were 5. For some reason its just not a big deal to me.
But once we started we couldnt go back.
One day River was scratching the wall with his clip and it was leaving marks. I foolishly told him if he did it again we were going to have to get rid of his pacifier.
And of course he did it again.
I stood there with a thousand things running through my mind. I really didnt personally want to take away his pacifier .. but I told him I would. So I did.
And much to my surprise .. he seriously slept fine during his nap. It was a miracle.
And honestly he did so well that I wanted to just give it back to him so many times.
But then there was no going back.
I THINK IT WAS MUCH HARDER FOR ME THAN HIM! ha
Then there was Wylder.
I never saw this coming. Not for another 2 years at least!
While I was out of town & the boys were having "Boys Weekend" Wylder chewed through his binky. Freeland was so smart and just happened to say "okay now we have to put it in the trash." Then they walked over and threw it in the trash together.
I seriously would have just walked downstairs and got him a new one!
Smart thinking that one.
Then somehow I guess it clicked with Wylder and he slept during his nap without it.
And there was no going back.
I mean we hadnt even gotten to where Wylder left his binky just in the bed. He seriously wore it all day every day .. because it didnt bother me .. and he loved it.
And then gone just like that.
Again, harder for me than him!
I cant believe we have both kids without their pacifiers now.
They seem too grown up.
Now there is just Chapel. Our pediatrician seems to think kids dont actually need a pacifier after 3 months. She's 3 months now. Hmmmm we'll see! ;)
Also, PS: How adorable are these 2 playing in Rivers old crib! I love these photos.