Harper, now at 8 months, has started taking a pacifier. Most babies give up their pacifier by this age. Most mommies I know that have babies older than 6 months still taking the pacifier, are thinking about how to get them off of it.
I wanted her to take one so she wouldn’t cry. Ever. I would like her to never cry again. This is not going to happen, and I don’t know why I thought a pacifier would be some magical tool that would perpetually soothe her every issue. It is just a fake nipple, not a silencer. So I should just take it away, right? It would really be a non-issue for her at this point. But I have not given up belief in the magical pacifier powers… Am I setting myself up for failure here?