I have a love hate relationship...with the pacifier that is. We really debated whether or not to give Miss E a pacifier, but she was always trying to suck her hands, blankets, or basically anything in front of her and in range of her mouth. We decided that it was easier to eventually take away her pacifier versus her thumb (because I'm sure she'd eventually become a thumb sucker).
I LOVE the pacifier because it usually calms her in an instant. I love the pacifier because it is always my backup plan if she gets fussy while we're running errands. I love the pacifier because it helps calm her down for naps and allows me to put her in her crib awake.
I HATE the pacifier because she gets frantic when she loses it. I hate the pacifier because she can't put it back in her mouth when she loses it. I hate the pacifier because even though we have 4, I'm always searching the house to find one because they are all over the place...her swing, bouncer, car seat, diaper bag, etc. I hate the pacifier because when she drops it when we're out, it is dirty.
I took these pictures at the play group the other day and I thought they illustrated our struggle.
Mom, I need my pacifier!
Aww...I love my paci!
Uh oh, lost it again.
Literally, this all happened in about 30 seconds. Wonder when she'll be able to put it back in her mouth?