A 39-year-old female asked:
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At what age should I start to wean my baby out of pacifier?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ask yr pediatrician: Most babies give up the pacifier eventually and there is really no harm to using one unless perhaps adult teeth are coming in. Like any behavior you would like to discourage, distraction (offering a favorite toy, another activity, a drink of water or a healthy snack) is usually the best approach.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Stop it: Stop using it and allow her to get used to it. It requires patience, love and understanding. Do not get irritated or angry.
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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No set rule: I usually recommend at around 12 months, but there is no "rule".

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