Y’all, my daughter just turned 2.5 and still sucks on a paci, yep she’s totally that kid. Fully talking, potty trained, sleeping in a twin bed solo, sucking on a pacifier. I didn’t always have the intention of letting this happen, but it did and I’m not fighting it, not at least for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime we do what we can to discourage continuous use of the paci:
- we remind her that “paci’s are for babies, and you’re not a baby”
- we ask her politely to take it out of her mouth when she speaks to us (she does)
- and we don’t volunteer it – we give it up only when it seems “necessary”