Bye Bye Pacifier

How our Edward stopped using his pacifier was totally unplanned.

One fine evening at AMK playground with daddy and Oliver, Edward climbed up the slide and slipped. His mouth hit with the slide. His lips bled. Poor baby.

He couldn’t eat properly for the next few days. He couldn’t use his pacifier for the next few days. Even after his lips started to heal, he was still careful with the way he put food in his mouth. He still refused to use the pacifier, for fear of feeling the pain.

It was tough on him. Really tough. He found it difficult to fall asleep. He woke up many times at night and was full-blown cranky. Because he longed for his pacifier to lull him back to sleep. It went on and on for a week or two. Finally he stopped missing his pacifier that much. He could live without it day and night.

However, the lack of pacifier had started a new problem for us. He will wake up in the middle of the night and fuss. Make noises. Refuse to lie back down. It went on into the 3rd and 4th week since his lip accident. Now it’s gone, almost.

The only problem left now is that he will wake up and look for daddy. If daddy is not in the room, he will get up and out of the bedroom. Daddy wakes at 5:30am every morning to go to work. Edward will wake too, if he wakes up and finds daddy missing from the bed. *sigh*… I wonder when this problem will fade away.

But I’m glad he’s not hooked on his pacifier anymore. He’s fine with seeing Oliver using it. It doesn’t  bother him one bit (at least that’s how i see it).

About Lili

Lili is a wife and a mum to 3 boys. Follow her parenting journey at where she writes about family happiness and how to stay connected to our spouse and kids. Additionally, she's passionate in helping kids achieve financial literacy at
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