|It was really hard to find a picture of Olivia with a pacifier. Since she was a baby, she really only needed it to sleep.|
Soon after we left daycare (around 14 months) I stopped letting her have a mimi outside of her crib. It was for nap time and bed time only. It was the easiest transition ever. She didn't even notice it was gone. And nap time? Suddenly there was something to look forward to! And she would ask to take a nap or go to bed.
She still does this. Nap time at our house is "mimi time" and she runs to her crib and tries to climb in herself.
They recommend taking away the pacifier at 15 months. Go cold turkey, they say. Who the heck are they anyway? And where are they when I have to put my kid down for a nap? Hmm??? That's what I want to know.
Now with a new baby coming into our family I'm just so hesitant to force any more life changes on Olivia. Isn't getting a new brother and less attention enough for a 22 month old to deal with? Does she need to have her comfort object striped away from her as well?
And we're potty training at two. Will taking her mimi away during potty training make life hell for both of us?
I have this strange feeling I'm making a big deal out of nothing, but if I just knew the answers it wouldn't be such a big deal. . . questions, questions.