I think I know how Amy Winehouse's family or Lindsey Lohan's family feels like... my beautiful princess needs help. She has a horrible addiction!!!!! It is called...
EL CHUPE!!!!!! aka: the pacifier
Neither of my boys has ever obsessed over a chupe so I didn't think much of giving it to my children. Even in the NICU though it was obvious, Rachel has an addiction! In the past 20 months we have probably bought over 80 of them.
I knew we needed to take it away from her but than when her front teeth stopped coming in we knew it was time. Of course I had not really wanted to do it and neither did my Nanny Miriam. But Chris did it... she is on day 4 and it is still hard. She still isn't napping as well and she chews on her blanket all day. Tomorrow her speech therapist is bring oral-motor sensory chewing stuff and so I'm hoping that can calm her a little.
I don't know how but she is even finding hidden ones; we call it her contraband. Every time we think we have gotten rid of the last ones we find her with a new one. Even different colored soothies (and we have never bought different colored ones) so I think she stole it from a kid at church and hid it b/c Monday morning she had when she came out of her room. I have faith though that the worse for her is over... If not, well there is always the Betty Ford Clinic!
But with a little luck her permanent green appendage will be gone!