I’m glad that Christian posted about Noah giving up his pacifier. I had been meaning to do it, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. This is the “Billy Bob” pacifier the Christian was talking about.
I wanted to add one thing about the origin of the term “plug.” When I was little, my grandpa called my pacifier my “plug” so the word has been in the family for a while. My mom says that I used to scream “plug…plug…plug!” until someone would give me one, and Noah had started to do the same. This screaming was one of the motivators to get rid of the plug in my case and in Noah’s.
We were terrified to take Noah’s pacifier away, but it went much better than we expected. The first day was a little rough, but he was fine after that. Our problem with Zoe is much worse, because we can’t take her thumb away and throw it in the trash. She sucks her thumb so hard that she has a thumb hickey. Disgusting isn’t it?