At 11 months, Z is officially off the paci.
I didn’t expect it to be…EASY! Coz we had a hard time weaning IY dulu dengan pacifier dia. We had to go cold turkey with the abang at 1.7yo.
Chronology – we kinda lost the paci..entah la jatuh kat mana terus tak jumpa his favourite pacifier MAM yang orthodontic type tu. I malas nak beli ganti coz I thought this might be a good reason to wean. Then he became fussy at night. I gave him the spare Avent one we had. Z marah. Dia tarik from his mouth and campak. Literally campak melantun atas lantai! Adik is one garang boy!
I guess the rest is history.
Tapi masa mula2 tu kan, this mama la jadi human paci dia. I nearly had the sore nips episode all over again sebab when he suckles too long on an empty b, sakit lah. Why eh? Sapu siap2 Medela cream just in case. Teringat trauma dulu. I can’t afford to get sore nips again!! Nehi nehi. It was a nightmare, remember?
But I keras kan hati jugak. Bila dia tertido while pacifying, I let him off the b and kalau dia fussy, tepuk/dodoi/hayun/nyanyi je sampai dia lena balik. Terpaksa. Kesian tapi if my sore nips datang lagi, lagiiii kesian kat dia tak dapat direct feed nanti. And being Z, he’s a reverse cycler. Direct feed is his forte.
After a few nights, I think he got used to it. Now dah okay dah. Lepas feed, sambung tido. Lapar, minum lagi. Seperti biasa, kering tangki by Subuh. As for daytime, he’s just fine without it. Even during the car rides. Kasi je tissue paper for him to shred into confetti, he’s a happy baby! Z has a thing for tissue papers. Don’t ask why. I also don’t know. Haha!
Another episode of each kid is different, each kid is unique. Dua beradik ni memang lain!