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Check this baby girl who tries to imitate some antics of someone (I wonder who).

After weeks of restraining, we finally decided to give Mayenne the pacifier. She has been trying to put her still-mittened hand in her mouth, which we thought was a sign of hunger. And as usual, it was hard to put her to sleep as she moved her limbs for attention.

Immediately – and I wasn’t exaggerating – after we inserted the pacifier in her mouth, she stopped moving, froze, the only thing that moves is her mouth suckling the pacifier. It was like the miracle pill.

So now we have a dilemma. Should we carry her and pat her to sleep, or should we give her the pacifier? It’s the lesser of 2 evils: either she becomes dependent on being carried or dependent on a pacifier. I felt a pacifier is better because it is a self-comforting mechanism that makes her self-reliant, whereas wanting to be carried makes her dependent on another person for comfort.


One comment
  1. jo

    hey chester, dont worry too much abt the pacifier. sheryl had hers. when it was time to get rid of it, after a couple of nites n days of ‘ i want my ‘tu-tu’, 1 fine day, she was weaned off it. go ahead, carry her if you feel you want to.
    everyone will be giving tons of advice but play by the ear. observe Mayenne, learn thru trials & erros/ ask for help/ advice and trust your own judgements.
    enjoy the times you have with her now coz honestly these are the best times that money cannot buy… its priceless. there will be alot of sleepless nites from day 1 even till now but i will never trade it for anything hehe hmm maybe if i were offered a million dollars ;p

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