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September 20th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Did you girls see this? Just on the front page of Yahoo. I don't believe everything I read just thought it was interesting how they come up with these things! What do you guys think?! I'm still buying a pacifier for our son lol.

Pacifiers May Stunt Boys’ Emotional Development | Parenting - Yahoo! Shine
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Meh, there is so much back and forth on this topic. My bro/SIL are against them for soothing...they feel that their daughter can self-soothe with her thumb if need be. I don't really know how I feel yet, but I do know that I registered for some paci's and will likely use them!
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September 20th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Yeah me to. I figure I would use it when needed but try and not make it habitual. Which im sure will be hard...but really stunting a boys emotional development because of the use of a paci? Just thought that part was kind of crazy!
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September 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Personally, I think that's probably bupkis. Babies have a sucking reflex for comfort. I don't like binkies (our first DD was a paci-junkie), but I don't think that letting babies suck on something (thumb, blinkie, boob, etc.) when they need comforting (not all the time) would stunt any babies emotional growth. Sometimes, babies just need something to suck on to help calm or soothe themselves.

Plus, if it was pacis causing the problem, why are girls not effected at all?

I think there are so many factors that could contribute to reduced empathy, trouble expressing feelings, etc. IMHO, to blame it all on pacifiers seems a little silly, Yahoo.
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September 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Personally both my kids used paci's. I had my kids rid of them by 2 years old. It is way easier to throw away a paci than to get a kid to stop sucking a thumb.
Just the the one lady on here who's daughter is affecting her teeth my thumb sucking. A pacifier we have an issue getting rid of for maybe 2 days then they are over it.
But everyone does what works for them! Delays emotionally? I don't buy it!
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September 20th, 2012, 11:14 AM
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I would love to find the exact study, who paid for the study, who evaluated the study and if they used a control group or made their findings using only memory based data provided by college aged men.
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September 20th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I JUST read this and was talking to DH about it! We both agreed that there will be plenty of other things in life that will screw up our children other than a pacifier as a baby!
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You can throw a paci away but they will always have their thumb
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Did you girls see this? Just on the front page of Yahoo. I don't believe everything I read just thought it was interesting how they come up with these things! What do you guys think?! I'm still buying a pacifier for our son lol.

Pacifiers May Stunt Boys’ Emotional Development | Parenting - Yahoo! Shine
I'm with you, I am still getting pacifiers for our son. Funny...people have been using them generation after generation for male babies without any issue, I think that's just another silly theory.
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I think it's a load of crock lol

Our son will be two in Dec and still takes one. We've started (awhile back) trying to get it to where he only takes it at nap/night time but some days that doesn't always work. He LOVES his paci! Sometimes he don't even have it in his mouth, he just carries it around. He didn't get like this until I got pregnant so not sure if that has something to do with it or not. For him, I think its a security thing and I'm not worried about it. It's no different then a kid carrying a teddy bear or blankie around. I can tell you he IS NOT emotional stunted
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