It goes by different names, but the love-hate relationship between parents and this tiny piece of rubber is universal. When your newborn is crying his heart out, you love it. When your baby is up at 2am and having trouble settling back down, it’s a great tool. But when your toddler refuses to let it go, it quickly becomes your least favorite item.
I’m guessing you know what I’m referring to. Our son is approaching 18 months old, and we are considering getting rid of the pacifier, or “paci” as we call it. Feel free to share any tips and tricks for this transition phase. Oh, and I would love to hear your name for the pacifier. There are dozens of different names, depending on the country and region that you live in.