1. Booyah's Momma chipandbobo.com

    Ah, the sprinkle method! I remember those days all too well.

    Binkies, in our house, were simultaneously a curse and a blessing.

  2. Sherri oldtweener.blogspot.com/

    I remember those days so well! I would so carefully place them around the crib, all within arm's reach. Then they scatter…. and I agree with Booyah's Momma about the mixed blessing!

  3. HAHA! I have a picture somewhere of my oldest with one in her mouth and two clutched in each hand. They were most certainly a mixed blessing in our house.

  4. KLZ taminginsanity.com

    Alex has always refused pacifiers no matter how I'd beg.

    He loves to make things tougher on himself.

    And me.

  5. Natalie mommyofamonster.com

    I'm so glad that Ms. M gave up the binkie finally!

  6. Megan-Best of Fates bestoffates.com

    Man, as someone who has no kids, I had no idea the number of pacifiers needed!

  7. Cheryl @ Mommypants mommypants.com

    None of my kids would ever take a paci, speaking of mixed blessings!

  8. So true- my son, we were able to just get rid of it pretty quickly. My 20 month old, not so much- she demands them. Multiple end up in the crib, on the floor, in the hamper..it never ends!

  9. dadstreet DadStreet.com

    LOL LOL LOL We're you in my house??? Soooo funny!

  10. businesslorelei

    He's just making sure that gravity still works.

    Or, playing Mommy Fetch.

    Child A was a master of Mommy Fetch.

  11. kris

    We never used pacifiers.

    Maj never wanted to be comforted by anything.


    And Kallan preferred her thumbs. Both of them. At the same time.

  12. CDG

    Oh, I am reminded how lucky I am that Felix wouldn't take a pacifier.

    Of course the flip side of that was that he wouldn't take anything but me… until Beek.

  13. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I am a huge fan of the pacifier, despite this new game.

  14. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    The funny thing is that Katie never did this. Ever. How can my kids be so different?

  15. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    We only let him have it in his bed, so I would think he'd hold to it! Sigh.
    He'll outgrow this, right? ;)

  16. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Both Katie and Matthew absolutely refused the pacifier when they were born.
    They preferred to use me, which resulted in bleeding (mine) and horrible gas (theirs).
    Thank goodness we got some great advice from an advice nurse when Katie was tiny to help encourage her to take it. Worked like a charm on both of them.

    I'll share those tips with you when you need them. ;)

  17. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I always swore I wouldn't give my kids pacifiers, but in the end, I was happy that I did. Go figure!

  18. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    In theory, you don't need more than one! ;)

  19. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Ah, yeah, it was a battle of the wills here too. It wasn't an immediate love for either of them.

  20. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I have a foolproof way to take it away if you want to hear it…
    Seriously, it's genius!

  21. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Katie had one pacifier in her bed at a time and she was so careful with it! Sigh.

  22. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Mommy fetch is his absolute favorite game, without question.
    We live in a 2-story home. I get lots of exercise, which is the upside. ;)

  23. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Babies are so funny with their preferences, aren't they?
    I can't wait to hear more about Beek! :)

  24. Mad Woman adiaryofamadwoman.com

    This is SO my daughter. She likes to count them before going "nigh nigh." If we don't hit that nap's magic number, we are SOL!

  25. Rachel mommyneedsavacation.com

    Hahahaha!!! Great post! He is getting old enough now- I say no more rinsing. If he throws it out, he gets it back with carpet fuzz!!

  26. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Today I replaced them four times. Then I stopped. He has been crying since. Sigh.

  27. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Yeah, that'll teach him!!! ;) I like the way you think.

  28. thiscouldgetugly

    Oh, I feel your pain. Our son was SO attached to his paci. He never threw it out, though, he always had it right there.

    I think we got rid of them when he was three. It was a hard couple of days but then he got over it.

  29. Mad Woman behind the Blog

    On a serious note: binkies get rinsed twice a day when brushing teeth and any random time we're near a sink. Occasionally Maddy will say her binky is dirty and wants it rinsed but at 29 months, her immune system is strong enough to handle anything she picks up at home. Carpet fuzz, cat hair and all.

  30. @elissapr twitter.com/elissapr

    LOL! My daughter hated her pacifier – and sucked her thumb til she was 8. Consider yourself lucky!

  31. Too funny! I think my girls were both to greedy for a binkie, lol!

  32. tulpen tulpensbadwords.blogspot.com

    I totally lucked out. Two kids. No pacifiers. My son was too sick to use one. And my daughter, despite my efforts to get her to take one, was just never interested. I do have a few though, which she uses for her dolls.

  33. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    We had the easiest time taking the pacifier away from Katie and that girl loved it.
    Matthew is such a different child. I think I'm in trouble! ;)

  34. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    His pacifier stays in his bed (well, when it isn't thrown behind the bed, that is), so it probably doesn't get all that dirty, right? ;) No more rinsing!

  35. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    ::counting my blessings::
    Thank you for the reminder! :)

  36. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    It's seriously the strangest thing that he throws them behind his bed. I just don't get it.

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