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    Question I was watching

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    Nanny 911, and there was a little girl I think around the 3-4ish age range
    who still had a binkie (nummie, paci...ect)

    What are your thoughts on them?
    My parents never allowed any of us to have them, my sisters never
    allowed their children to either. Since I do not have children I thought
    I would get some more opinions on it.

    do you allow them?
    is there an age where they should be taken away?
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    I didn't have them growing up. My kids didn't have them, but that's mostly because I'm a space cadet and didn't do a good job keeping track of the things.

    Really, I think some kids just have a need to suck. There, I said it- some kids suck. No seriously- if a child has a need to suck, s/he's going to suck on something, anything- could be a thumb, could be a binkie, could be a blanket, could be the dog's ear, could be a lollipop, whatever.

    If the kid needs (or heck, even wants) to suck on something, I'd rather it be a binkie than their thumb or the neighbor boy's...... yeah.
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    My bebe was never interested in them, and I'm glad. I would have cut him off cold turkey at 12 months if he had been.

    I'm pretty sure it's really bad for their teeth (could be very very mistaken of course).
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    I gave ds a pacifier and he had it until he was six months old. I give dd a pacifier now and we will take it from her at six months.

    I give it to them so that they will not start to suck there fingers, which dd is trying with all her night to do. I figure that it is much easier to take the paci away then their fingers.

    Plus it helps quiet them in church, car, ect.

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    i don't see a problem with it....You never see a kid graduating high school with one....and i've seen kids older sucking their thumbs....Eventually they grow out of them and life goes on...it's a comfort tool as a young child....Oh well....Whatever works for the parents and the child
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    I don't like them. I never gave them to any of my kids.

    My step sister gave it to her son and he is almost 5 now and still has it.

    I just think it is better to not have them. JMO
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    Sometimes the only way to console a kid is to give em one! Our family has always been big on em. Eventually they grow out of em! From our experience that is



    My brother & his binky boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~*~Katie~*~ View Post
    Sometimes the only way to console a kid is to give em one! Our family has always been big on em. Eventually they grow out of em! From our experience that is



    My brother & his binky boy
    Oh my goodness.

    You have THE CUTEST nephew evar.

    ...other than my sister's nephew, of course.
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    I don't have kids but my cousins had them and so did me and my sister. I did know kids when I was younger though that had them till they were 7-8 years old. My BFF's sister is lik 22 and has one at night to prevent grinding her teeth (she can't afford a mouth guard).
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    My oldest one is 4 and still has a binky. Only at night. That is the only time he can have it. It must stay in his bed. I talked with the dentist about it and she stated she would rather see a kid with a binky then the thumb. The thumb causes damage.
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