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Old 09-05-2006, 04:19 PM   #11
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Holy cow, can I relate, lol! My dd is 3.5 mo. also and she's the same way. I can just forget about a paci, lol. She just wants me! Plus she isn't sleeping well, ever, so that doesn't help. Just know, you're not alone.

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Old 09-05-2006, 04:38 PM   #12
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Well glad to know I am not alone! lol Thankfully he is a really great sleeper at night. He sleeps all night long so no worries there!
I have tried different pacifiers (Avent, MaM, soothie, Nuk). I haven't tried the next size up, but feel like everything so far is a waste of money! Those paci's add up!
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:47 PM   #13
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Sorry I asked that question and then didn't follow it up when you answered! Anyways, the reason I asked that is because my DS had that problem until he was about 5 or 6 months old. They want it, its just that for some reason they can't keep it in their mouth. Maybe its that tongue reflex like that other mama said. Either way I had to hold it in his mouth for those first 5/6 months! He just kept accidently spitting out, which led to me having an insane amount of NUKs so I wouldn't have to wash it every time! I also kept it on one of those paci holders in the later months, when it was just a once it a while thing. (he slowly learned how to keep it in his mouth increasingly longer) Its hard to catch those things when they just fly out at random! However, later on after he didn't have that problem anymore, I read that if you actually tug on the paci lightly while he's sucking on it, he'll suck on it harder and it'll teach him how to keep it in his mouth. I think it was from that "happiest baby on the block" book. I didn't try it though, so good luck! I really don't think he's rejecting the pacifier though, just not too good at it yet!
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:03 PM   #14
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Sorry I asked that question and then didn't follow it up when you answered! Anyways, the reason I asked that is because my DS had that problem until he was about 5 or 6 months old. They want it, its just that for some reason they can't keep it in their mouth. Maybe its that tongue reflex like that other mama said. Either way I had to hold it in his mouth for those first 5/6 months! He just kept accidently spitting out, which led to me having an insane amount of NUKs so I wouldn't have to wash it every time! I also kept it on one of those paci holders in the later months, when it was just a once it a while thing. (he slowly learned how to keep it in his mouth increasingly longer) Its hard to catch those things when they just fly out at random! However, later on after he didn't have that problem anymore, I read that if you actually tug on the paci lightly while he's sucking on it, he'll suck on it harder and it'll teach him how to keep it in his mouth. I think it was from that "happiest baby on the block" book. I didn't try it though, so good luck! I really don't think he's rejecting the pacifier though, just not too good at it yet!
Ya know, now that you mention it, Bram couldn't keep his in his mouth for very long right away either. So maybe he just needs practice.
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Well glad to know I am not alone! lol Thankfully he is a really great sleeper at night. He sleeps all night long so no worries there!
I have tried different pacifiers (Avent, MaM, soothie, Nuk). I haven't tried the next size up, but feel like everything so far is a waste of money! Those paci's add up!
I think it'd be worth one more shot at getting the next size up. My son would try a suck or two on the smaller nipple size and just spit it out. Once I sized up he took to it right away. Just my two
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Babies who've never had paci's before (nb and older) will spit it out no matter what you give them. Here's the trick.........



hold it in. LOL I know it seems simple and dumb but it's true! Both my kids were just like yours. It'a totally different sensation so they can't get a "grasp" on it. LOL I just held it in and cuddled them really close and once they were sucking really good on it I let go but kept them close to me. When they spit it out I'd do it again. I didn't always have to hold them close but did at first. It will take several days of this btw. LOL Just get used to holding it for a bit each time!

Those saucer paci's ppl get at hospitals (green and look like a circle) are supposed to be the BEST but the hospital I went to when I had my ds didn't have them. They gave me a green one but it wasn't the round ones. LOL

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Re: Pacifying! Can someone help me??

DD never took a paci, and I tried several different ones. It just made her mad. But she eventually started doing this weird sucking thing with her tongue and was fine doing that. She grew out of it, so it was simple.

DS took one instantly, no problem. It was the MAM preemie size. I think that can help out too, finding a tiny one for a small baby. Sometimes if it's too big, I think they have a hard time holding it in.

The Happiest Baby guy says that you should sort of "pull" on it so they will suck harder to keep it in. But I haven't had the greatest luck with that technique. HTH!
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Re: Pacifying! Can someone help me??

DS started out with Nuk but he didn't like the shape and found he'd gag. SO we switched to Avent, more of a flat straight nipple. He has a 0-3 mths size that he doesn't like anymore, the 3-6 is what he's using at 5 mths old, but like another Momma said, it could be the size. DS HATES soothies!

DS had a paci from day one which I guess makes a difference. He only uses me for a paci once in a while, in fact I'm probably the opposite of you, SOMETIMES I wish he'd just continue on me, because most of the time, if he's sleepy and he's done eating he wants the pacifier and NOT me!! He loves to nurse but at times when he falls asleep he'll fuss until I give him his pacifier and it's frustrating when I don't have one available!!

DS also went through a sucking thumb stage.

I don't have any suggestions for you, other than to possibly try the next size up...
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:53 PM   #19
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Oh yeah and I just saw that someone said to hold it in...YES!!

DS often would spit it out, especially when fighting sleep, holding it in might help. It hasn't been until like this past week that DS can sit up or be held straight up and down and not have the paci fall on the floor...
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