We tried a few more times without success. I think I managed to put one in her mouth twice – while she was sleeping – only to have her push it out right away.
So after a while we gave up. We had hoped that she would take the pacifier and then magically turn into one of those happy babies you see on TV. You know, the ones who peacefully sleep as soon as you put them in their crib … but alas it was not meant to be.
Fast forward a year.
I had completely forgotten about all the pacifiers when I was sorting out some of Livi’s baby clothes the other day. There they were, shiny and untouched, eager to make a baby happy. Unsure of what I wanted to do with them, I sat them aside.
A few minutes later I heard an unfamiliar sound behind me. When I turned around, there was Livi, one pacifier in her mouth and three more in her hands, excitedly waving at me. Before I could blink, she was off with her new found treasures, gleefully waving them in the air as she made her getaway.
Ever since, she takes them everywhere we go. At this point, she mostly carries them around. But from time to time, she does sneak one into her mouth.
Did your baby refuse to take a pacifier? Or has your toddler suddenly shown interest in a baby item (s)he did not care for before? I would love to hear your stories.