I originally posted this in March when F was 9 months old and we were weaning her off of the paci. She is now 14 months and hasn't used a paci for several months, not even at night. She is my fourth child, and we've followed this process with all four children who either sucked on a pacifier, their fingers, or both, and it has worked like a charm. I also breastfed all four babies, and the paci didn't interfere with feedings at all.
I decided to repost this because of the new video in my JuiceBoxJungle widget that you can view by scrolling down on the right hand side (click through to my blog if you get this via email or reader). It's called "Suck On This" and talks about paci vs. thumb and when and how to wean. I was surprised that they didn't mention taking the paci away earlier rather than later. If you wean baby off the paci earlier, you obviously won't have as much of a fight on your hands than if they are two years old and in the middle of tantrum-stage. But if your two-year-old is still sucking on a pacifier, never fear, JuiceBoxJungle has some ideas for you!
How do you wean your child off the pacifier, or off of sucking their thumb or fingers?
(Sorry about my annoying baby voice!)