When Lili was born, we were anti pacifier. She became a thumb-sucker and only recenly (within the last 6 months) gave it up.
After Mira was born, we needed some sanity from the constant crying (screaming). So at about 3 weeks old, we ditched all former preconceived notions and popped in a pacifier.
It worked, and has worked ever since. Mira's been a great sleeper, and probably finds her paci in her bed when she wakes in the night. She loves it, and calls it her cha-cha.
Today... after her nap... she said she wanted to throw her chachi's into the garbage. After taking a moment to explain to her what this meant - she went ahead and did it anyway.
The pediatrician told me this might happen - Mira's a smart and stubborn girl and so if she decides to do it don't question her.
But at bedtime tonight (*tear*)... "I need my chacha. I don't want my chacha in the garbaaaaagggeeee!!!!". Sorry girl, it's a done deal. Apparently now I need to give you 5-7 days to settle into a new sleep pattern and if that doesn't work? I will gladly buy you new chachis.
Yup, I posted a picture of my garbage can. Yup, we indulge in Halloween candy. Evidence right next to the discarded chachis."