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What if you caught your teen sucking on a pacifier and wearing diapers?

What if you caught your teen sucking on a pacifier and wearing diapers?

I Would Be Worried: This is bizarre unless it is part of a prank. If not , you need professional help such as a psychiatrist. ...Read more

Pacifier (Definition)

Pacifier use is associated with a significantly ...Read more


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What is wrong with me do I have a fetish if i feel more secure in wearing an adult diaper and sucking on a pacifier?

What is wrong with me do I have a fetish if i feel more secure in wearing an adult diaper and sucking on a pacifier?

Desire for care: Though i certainly may be wrong in your situation, it seems to me that your wearing a diaper and sucking on a pacifier is probably not so much a fetish as an expression of your desire for someone to care for you like a baby, providing all your needs. Psychotherapy may be worth your consideration. ...Read more

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What effects does sucking on a pacifier have on teething?

What effects does sucking on a pacifier have on teething?

Depends: Apparently, it can increase the risk for "buck " teeth, or teeth that are malaligned. ...Read more

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Does Sucking on a pacifier at naptime and bedtime reduce the risk of SIDS? How so ?

Does Sucking on a pacifier at naptime and bedtime reduce the risk of SIDS? How so ?

Pacifiers: Pacifiers do reduce the risk of SIDS, although the mechanism is unclear. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I am sucking on a pacifier while tryiing to stop smoking?

Is it bad that I am sucking on a pacifier while tryiing to stop smoking?

No: Anything that works is better than smoking. Try the e cigarettes. They are found in smoke stores in the outdoor strip malls, allow you to blow vapor, look and feel like the real thing and come in many flavors including nicotine. ...Read more

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Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Pacifier better: But it is likely too late. Your child always has access to the thumb, and it can do significant harm especially if respiratory patterns and facial growth pattern is genetically problematic. Pacifier usually smaller and bears less weight than the thumb. Any sucking habit will tend to narrow the upper jaw and cause front tooth occlusion to be harmed. ...Read more

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What's a good way to stop my 1 year old from sucking a pacifier?

What's a good way to stop my 1 year old from sucking a pacifier?

Try this: Make a game out of it. On the day you want your child to quit, say, this will be the last day for your "whatever nickname" you give the pacifier. Then follow through. Throw all of them away, check everywhere to make sure all are gone. This is the only way i've tried that works. ...Read more

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Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Im trying to ween my 18 month old from sucking a pacifier. How should I do this. Can i give it to her when she goes to bed.

Techniques vary: You can do it as you suggest, giving it to her at only specific times, but I have found that parents who do that are too tempted to use it at other times, for instance, she bumps her head and is crying and you run and get the paci. If you really want to get rid of it , get rid of it. It just doesn't exist anymore.It will be a tough one week, but then the deed is done. It is much better in long run. ...Read more

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What is better: sucking on thumb or pacifier?

What is better: sucking on thumb or pacifier?

Pacifier: If given a choice, sucking on a pacifier is better than on a thumb. A parent can make the pacifiers disappear when the child is old enough, but it's hard to make the thumbs "disappear". Also, sucking on a pacifier won't cause the calluses and cracked skin on the thumbs. ...Read more

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Is sucking your thumb basically the same thing as using a pacifier?

Is sucking your thumb basically the same thing as using a pacifier?

Similar but : The pacifier is one thing a kid can throw away as s/he looses interest. Once gone, its gone. You will always have your thumb & if a kid has a weak moment & regresses, it is all to easy to revert to thumb sucking. Also the weight of the hand and pressure the thumb makes on the upper gum is a bit more likely to deform it. ...Read more

Diaper (Definition)

Used to collect ...Read more