Since John was born he has used a “pluggie” (pacifier).
At times, we have made half-hearted attempts to take it away, but I’m a sap and it always seems to get back to him. Last night, Andy hid the rest of his pluggies and that was it. We told John we had lost the pluggies and put him to bed. Despite a bit of a rough patch going to sleep (it took John about 45 minutes to settle down), he made it through the night sans pluggie! This morning, John was begging for his pluggie, but I just kept hugging him and saying that he was a big boy for sleeping without it. I’m sure we’ll have a few more days of him asking relentlessly, but I think we are on the way to being completely pluggie free!