LTD has taken to the pacifier like a fish to water. The good news is that it doesn’t feel like he is addicted to them and in need of baby rehab. The bad news is that we keep losing them. The pacifiers, whose numbers have grown, end up everywhere. We have found them under the couch, in the car, the floor of stores and, of course, on the dirty sidewalk. The pediatrician told us to wash them off in the sink and not our mouths as it turns out our mouths ain’t so clean. Also, you need to sterilize them in hot water when they first come out of the package.
The pacifier also presents two challenges. The first being not to laugh when LTD yanks it out and it makes a popping noise like he is a baby bottle of champagne. The second being when he is sucking on it, falls asleep, it falls out and he wakes up crying. I guess when you write them down the first one isn’t really a challenge. As for the second issue, the doc told us not to put it back in if he falls asleep and it falls out, but if he’s crying, you got to put the genie back in the bottle. In a few months we get to start to wean him off of the pacifier. I’m gearing up for a ‘we can do this the easy way or the hard way’ conversations.