The Beginning of the End of Binkies

I took A1 for her two year appointment a couple of days ago. The ped looked at her, and determined she was developmentally and physically fine. She got her hemocrit and hep A vaccination.

There was only one request:

Get rid of the pacifier.

He should have said, “Prepare for war.”
I’ve had the mountain of meltdowns. She is mad about the binky. She is mad that Sister gets all the baby food and she has to wait for a taste. She is mad that I dare put sunscreen on her or take her out of the 94 degree weather for a drink and time in the AC. I had to put her in time out to calm down. She screamed in her crib before naptime.

Sorry, kid. No malocclusion for you. I want you to have normally developing teeth and progressive speech. As I type this sentence, she has abandoned her quietude to scream again.

Pacifiers are cute when babies have them. Never did I dream it would be such a pain in the ass to get rid of them. She has a blanket, but I guess that’s not sufficient. Cocktail, anyone?

A2 is sitting here nursing like the world has stopped. At least we’re still calm.


2 thoughts on “The Beginning of the End of Binkies

  1. We have 5 kids. Each one has been progressively worse than the last with binkies. However, to our delight, #4 took about 2 nights to get over it, and #5 refuses to take them! It’s not pleasant right now, but will make for an easier adjustment later when we tell him to stop sucking his thumb. #’2 & 3 are 13 months apart so I know what you’re going through with 2 kids under 2. We had to endure a two-Binky War front! It was hell, but then again, such is war.

    • Wow. I can’t imagine what it’s like with five. My former boss and a high school friend of mine have five kids. My youngest also doesn’t like pacifiers, and I realize now this is much to our advantage!

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