How can I help my 3-year-old stop using a pacifier?


There are quite a few ways you can convince your toddler to stop using a pacifier. It is pretty common for parents to simply take the pacifier away, but some parents have a “goodbye party” for it. This allows the child to be a part of the process of quitting.

There is nothing wrong with infants and young toddlers having something to comfort them when they need to calm themselves. This is why some parents allow pacifier use only at bedtime.

Some dentists say that there is nothing wrong with using a pacifier, so long as the children do not have permanent teeth. You should talk to your child’s dentist or pediatrician to learn about the potential risks of prolonged pacifier use.


Always check with your doctor regarding health questions and issues.


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