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[Comments] (2) Self-Soother: John is out of town this week so we (I) chose it as the magic week to take away Maggie's pacifier. She's only been using it for naps and bedtime for a few months. We threw most of them in the trash on Sunday. I gave her one with the tip cut off a little, but she wasn't interested.

Sunday night she cried for 1/2 hour, woke up for 1/2 hour at 1 AM and then woke up at 6:30. Monday night and last night she went right to sleep and I hardly heard a peep from her all night.

Naptime has been a different story. Monday on the way home from Logan she cried until I put on the Wiggles CD then went right to sleep, but she woke up as soon as we got off the freeway and was grumpy the rest of the day. Yesterday she cried for 1/2 hour, slept for 1/2 hour, then I got her up and let her take the rest of her nap snuggled with me.

I guess a grumpy naptime can take it's time to be worked out, so long as she sleeps at night when John gets home and needs to get up early for work.

UPDATE: Maggie went right to sleep with no fuss at naptime today and appears to be doing the same for the third bedtime in a row. If I'd known this would be so easy I'd have done it a while ago.

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Posted by Kristen at Wed Nov 12 2008 11:20

That's so tough. I am glad gunnar sucks his thumb which is worse probably since it is so handy but then I don't have to go through the weening period and I don't have to feel guilty for not "taking it away" because I can't. Hopefully after a week she will have moved on and forgotten about it.

Posted by Susie at Thu Nov 13 2008 06:48

John is worried that she'll start sucking her thumb with the pacifier gone, but it doesn't look like that will be a problem.

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