Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Farewell Paci

This is Henry the in hospital, the day after being born. Boy did that child love his paci. It was great considering he was colicky and the paci sometimes helped to sooth him.

Around a 18 months though we noticed that his little friend was making star appearances in ever picture we took of him. That is when we went down to only allowing the paci at nap time and bed time.

And now we're trying to say farewell to the paci for good. It has become his number one comfort and since he only gets it at nap and bedtime, whenever he is upset or hurt he asks to go "night night." Now, if he actually took a nap every time, well that might be a different story, but usually he gets in the crib grabs the paci and then wants to come out, then go back in, then cries, then climbs, and falls and cries, and wants back in, "PACI! PACI!" you get the idea...

So last night we went cold turkey. "We had to give the paci away for another little baby because you're a big boy now." I have heard people do lots of different things like have the kid give it away themselves but we really couldn't see Henry parting with his beloved blue paci for anyone, willingly.

We laid him down to little cries of, "paci? paci?" and then we closed the door and...silence.

I think he was just too pooped from the mother of all tantrums he threw yesterday, prefaced and followed by some little tantrums. So he slept all night and morning with no problem.

Now its nap time. I hear bouncing, crib rattling and "MOMMY! PACI! MOMMY! MOMMY!"
Good luck to me. =)


SSToone said...

Good luck! McKelle's still a die-hard thumb sucker and has the teeth to prove it. We have found that she sucks it only when she's holding her beloved blanket so I've had some success by taking that away and the thumb popping out but I'm taking baby steps because she's a great sleeper and I know the thumb is why! I may go cold turkey with her but she even sucks her thumb in her sleep so unless we go with more drastic measures, I can't totally stop it!

Ashby Family said...

oh yes good luck to you!

The comstocks said...

Wesley was the same way he went cold turkey and the first night was great but the real trouble came when it was nap time for the next few days. Stick with it and dont give up!

Joshua and Rachel said...

Good Luck!