When to wean from the pacifier
Child Development / / April 10, 2016
When to wean the child from the pacifier
When to wean from the pacifier and the best way to do this?It seems to be sorry kid, he loves his "nanny", but malocclusion scares.Ambient reproachfully shake their heads "Such a big baby with a pacifier!" What time to wean the baby from the pacifier and whether to wait until he throws?
What role it performs in the life of toddler?While he was lying in bed, kicking his legs and arms, dummy - "mamozamenitel".It helps to calm down, to satisfy the sucking reflex, especially if the baby is bottle-fed.And often the question "When to wean the child from the pacifier" occurs close to a year.We think that if the child is already walking, so large, therefore, the nipple is not needed.Generally, the sucking reflex fades in the second half of life.And pacifier becomes a vital necessity, but a habit.But do we, the adults, so easily and happily give up their habits?
By imposing their directives, not wishing to take into account the needs of the little man, we risk to escort her (and his) life problems.If you're determined to get rid of the pacifiers, then prepare some sort of substitute.
Firstly, note that child enhances interest in the nipple.This can occur during physical discomfort (constipation, teething, fell), mental (scared, upset), before going to bed.Depending on the identified cases offer an alternative.Before going to bed, you can read books more hugging, kissing.During sleep give small toy, that it was part of the palm, and was not too fluffy.
Secondly, if you can negotiate with a toddler, do it.The options are a thousand and one: tell that young pups cry without mum and wait for them to give Mitya his pacifier.Or announce that the dummy went to the other kids, and Sofiyka handed a gift and a letter.It all depends on the interests and characteristics of children.
Third, be firm and consistent.If the morning to clean up, and in the evening, succumbed to roar, to get, weaning process will be delayed.
contemplating when and how to wean the child from the pacifier, you can try to reduce the use of pacifiers minimized gradually.Please leave only on the day and night sleep, and then shift and there.Also gently fell asleep - mom gently pulled the pacifier from the mouth.If asked a pacifier during the day - try something mildly distract, offer to look through the window to play.
necessary to try at such times to give more attention to the child.More often play together, build towers, draw, play pranks.Then the emotions from a lack of nipples will be replaced by the positive from my mother's and my father's presence.