Did you use a pacifier? Did/do your kids?

@Bella128 (2488)
United States
June 3, 2016 3:52pm CST
The pacifier. It's commonly seen used by babies but depending on the situation/parenting toddlers and young kids will keep using these things! I used a pacifier for much longer than I should have and I often wonder if that's part of the reason while I talk with my mouth closed, or at least try to. Did you use a pacifier? Did/do your kids? Do you remember having one in your mouth if you did use one?
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
Apparently as a baby I would spit it out and get rid of it. My son also would not use one when he was a baby. My view parents don't need these things and they are not good for the baby.
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I think I talk the way that I do because I used one for so long. My sisters did not use one and they don't talk like how I talk.
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
@Bellatricks I have never heard of it affecting how people talk, but I am not saying it doesn't happen.
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@pgiblett My mother said that I would try to talk while it was still in my mouth which meant I was basically keeping my mouth closed trying to keep the thing in. I am pretty sure that's why I don't open my mouth much when I talk since I was using the pacifier when I first learned to talk.
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@acelawrites (10343)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
I don't, my son didn't like it too when he was a toddler.
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
3 Jun 16
Probably for the best.
@Corbin5 (73634)
• United States
3 Jun 16
My siblings and I never used a pacifier, but I did give one to my son when he was little. He abandoned the pacifier on his own, thank goodness.
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
3 Jun 16
Apparently my sisters didn't use one but sucked their thumb and my mother didn't want me doing that so I was given one.
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• United Arab Emirates
4 Jun 16
My baby is currently using it im afraid maybe later on it will damage his tooth. But so far i dont see any loosen fr his tooth. He likes it.
• United Arab Emirates
4 Jun 16
And what are the disadvantages of this?
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@cherrylicious Well for me personally I don't open my mouth much when I talk. I pretty much mumble because when I was learning to talk I was using the pacifier. When I had the pacifier in my mouth I tried to talk and keep it in my mouth at the same time so I just developed a habit of basically trying to talk with my mouth closed.
• United Arab Emirates
4 Jun 16
@Bellatricks so far i dont see that to him in fact he knew so many words even hes having pacifier
@Blondie2222 (16847)
• United States
5 Jun 16
I did use a pacifier but I don't think i did for very long.
@marlina (58265)
• Canada
4 Jun 16
Our 2 sons did use a pacifier.
@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
i cant remember if i did and i never asked my mom. i now take care of my 3yr old nephew since birth -- we used it when he started teething for about year and thats it.
• Surrey, British Columbia
4 Jun 16
my nephew is currently using pacifier to ease from crying.
@carebear29 (24688)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
4 Jun 16
My 4 year old son rarely used one.
@trivia79 (7943)
• El Segundo, California
4 Jun 16
yep! so that i can be shut up or quiet whenever i'm crying LOL
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
3 Jun 16
My parents say that I loved my pacifier. They told me that it was very hard to convince me to give it up, but I don't remember it.
@Genipher (4822)
• United States
3 Jun 16
A = no pacifier B = one and only one pacifier that he liked. It got lost when he was around 6 months old. Gave up on the pacifier idea. C= wasn't interested D= wasn't interested E= wasn't interested F= took a pacifier for a few months and then gave it up Funny thing, now when I babysit, E and F both want to suck on the daycare kids' pacifiers. I don't recall having a pacifier. Though my sister sucked her thumb for a long time.
@dodo19 (27065)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Jun 16
I never used a pacifier as a kid, as far as I know. We had some when my eldest was born. We tried to use them, and give them to her, but she kept spitting them out, as soon as they got into her mouth. So, we kind of gave up. With my second, we might have tried once or twice, with as much success as with our first. With our youngest, we had already given up on the whole pacifier thing.
• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Jun 16
I used one as a baby but my mom got me off it when I was a year old. My children all took one except for my youngest son-he hates it.
@EddieHands (31241)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I still use one. I'm a baby..