Monday, October 13, 2008

binky

Is it bad that I have come to rely heavily on his binky to quiet him down and eventually put him to sleep??
see what happens when I take it out? That's why he holds on to it (pic above).
Currently, he is sucking on his binky and I am praying that he will fall asleep soon. But, he keeps spitting it out and then fussing so I have to put it back in and wait until his eyes start to close...only to be dissapointed again as he spits it out and wakes back up! Will this cycle ever end?
Anyone know if having him suck on his pacifier is bad? I've heard different things and I am worried that my child will suffer because of my lack of knowledge on how to soothe him!

11 comments:

Kate Bailey said...

as far as i'm concerned, babies love to suck and it is calming for them... and i'd rather have hannah suck on her pacifier than her fingers, because i can't take her fingers away in the future!

you know how they say to not hang the pacifier by a cord or string around the baby's neck because it is a strangulation hazard? i used to think they were crazy for even having to say that, but some days, wouldn't you just love to tie it around his head so it would stay in?! LOL. i've done two things to help hannah's stay in, one better than the other. you can teach them to keep it in their mouths by gently tugging on it when they start sucking... it's like reverse psychology, and they suck harder. sometimes when hannah is wearing a zip-up sweatshirt or something, i zip it all the way up right in front of her mouth, and then when the binky falls out, it is caught by the sweatshirt for when she realizes it's gone and wants it. and hopefully that isn't a strangulation hazard! :)

Marissa said...

hahah...those pics are cute..especially the one where he is holding it in..i know nothing of hte binkey sort!

The Wendelschafer's said...

In my case... Connor wasn't to fond of the binky when he was really tiny like your little one but he'll learn.. When they are so little it's hard to figure it out but once they do I believe it's a good thing. With Connor, if he didn't have his binky he would start to stick his thumb in his mouth and to avoid that I would stick his binky back in... as in soothing themselves.. that's just something you'll have to be patient with... He'll learn if you let him. He's just trying to find his "nitch". The binky is good espically when they are teething!!! Yikes that's an adventure all in itself! Connor has been "binky Free" for 2 months now and is doing awesome! Good luck!!! He's Soooo cute!

Marissa said...

could be wrong, but from his pics and stuff it seems like he is a serious baby..i think he is like lorin...

Brenda and Lorin said...

thanks for the advice girls! also, miss- he has a temper like his father, too.

Erica said...

Hi Brenda! I agree, sucking is a comforting reflex for a baby. That's exactly what pacifiers are for! Our baby can't keep it in either, so I always swaddle him up and the blanket keeps it in for me! haha Eventually he moves his head and it falls out altogether, but usually by then he's fast asleep. Good luck!

Breanne said...

I agree with all of the comments, and it makes me feel better that I'm not alone with wanting to do something to help Tucker keep his binky in. I know exactly what you mean when he starts to settle down and then that darn binky falls out and wakes him up!

I think it is fine to have the binky. I've read different things about when to take it away (some say as young as 6 months and some say up to 3 years).

Breanne said...

Oh yeah, and I love that first picture where it looks like he is eyeing you, and almost warning you to not mess with the binky! How funny!

Steve said...

That binky is huge!!

Karen Rich said...

Binky actually helps prevent SIDS so it's good for that reason...plus it's easier to quit that then sucking of the thumb. I heart you!

Tai Christensen said...

I am totally PRO Binky! Maya was a binky baby and she was the most sweet, loving, easy going and calm baby and toddler (even though she got rid of the binky at 2). Now on the flip side, I refused to give Kelsey a binky and she was collicy and a very poor sleeper and eater.... Just my experience!