Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Toddlers getting their fix

Henry still uses a pacifer. We have set a tentative cut off date of his second birthday, but we'll see how that goes. Anytime I have tried to take it away from him his hands go immediately into his mouth. I find that far more disgusting so we give it back. He likes to have it in the car and in the stroller, and it helps him fall asleep at night. As soon as he is sleeping he spits it out.

He has a few friends that have been weaned from their pacifiers, apparently prematurely. Whenever they see Henry with his they immediately try to pull it from his mouth or his hand and shove it into theirs. We saw a friend on the sidewalk today and she actually chased the carriage down trying to get the spare that he carries in his hand. She shoved it in her mouth and started to suck on it like someone smoking their last cigarette. The mother was trying to persuade her to give it up and it just caused her to suck on it harder and faster. It was amazing to watch, she really was getting her fix while it lasted!

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