Are you struggling to get your baby or toddler to ditch their pacifier? The struggle is real for many parents and children. I read about pacifier problems on my Facebook feed and hear it from my friends. I was introduced to a neat app called Pica Pacifier to help you and your child over come the struggle, and ditch that pacifier for good.
When my son was born, I made the decision to exclusively breastfeed him. The lactation consultant at the hospital advised us not to use a pacifier for the first few days until he learned to latch. When we finally tried to introduce a pacifier, Gabe refused. We bought dozens and he didn’t like any of them. As a result, I feel like I struggled with getting him to sleep and comforting him on occasion. It was exhausting because he wanted to frequently comfort nurse. There are benefits from having a pacifier like lower SIDS risk, teaching babies to self-sooth, and pacifying the suckling reflex.
There are also a few negative consequences that can arise from allowing a child to keep a pacifier too long. When children are allowed to have pacifiers past age two, it can affect proper tooth/mouth development. My niece kept her pacifier too long and she had dental/speech complications. Her mother tried repeatedly to wean her, and my niece would hide pacifiers around the house. I heard that she would sneak to get them after her mom thought she was asleep. I believe that trying to wean a pacifier would be very frustrating, and an app like Pica Pacifier could offer a possible solution.
The interactive downloadable book isn’t just for children. Pica Pacifier contains a 10-minute video filmed by a clinical psychologist. She includes tips and advice for weaning.
Friends and family might offer advice, but you have to figure out what works with for your child. Don’t forget that every child is different too! What worked for one child, might not work for another.
Parents you don’t have to fret over the download.
- It contains no advertising
- It doesn’t have any in app purchase options.
- Contains 10 illustrated interactive pages
- It has 4 games
- Personalized “diploma” for your child
- The ability to record your own voice
While your downloading Pica Pacifier check out the other apps available to purchase from Pica-Book. They also have a free app about sharing called Pica Sharing available on the same platforms iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Did your child use a pacifier? Did you or do you struggle with weaning them?
Thanks to the generosity of Pica the first four readers that comment and share their pacifier weaning struggles, I’ll give them a code for a free download of Pica Pacifier.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however all opinions are entirely my own.