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When should children give up sucking?

When should children give up sucking?

Waiving or divesting the baby of the pacifier is one of the great challenges of the baby's parents. The little guy is so attached to her that he gets angry when you try to reveal him. The specialists recommend giving up the pacifier around the age of 1 year, maximum 2, in order to avoid the problems associated with its prolonged use.

The right age for giving up the pacifier

Pediatricians are of the opinion that the age of 1 year is the most appropriate to begin the process of developing the pacifier baby. It is the moment when the child goes through one of the most important phases of speech development, and the use of the pacifier can interfere with it.
When your little one is attached to the pacifier and holds it in your mouth for a long time, it will start to talk later than other children and will have trouble going through the natural phases of the speech process - correctly pronouncing words or tying sentences.
It is not mandatory for all children who use the long-term pacifier to have speech problems. There are a lot of children who use the pacifier and at the age of 2-3 anisors without problems, even in the preschool period. It serves, for them, as a transitional object, that is a familiar thing that helps the child to cope with stress and to adapt more easily to the new situations and experiences that he has to go through.
If you notice that your baby feels comfortable when using the pacifier or that he feels very protected and safe, you can let him use it until he finds another object of comfort, more appropriate for his age and development.

What are the risks of prolonged use of the pacifier?

The use of the pacifier at the age of mothers is a problem with return and return. While it may prove to be an extremely important object of comfort for the child, it can pose more problems in health, but also its development.
First, it interferes with and hinders speech development. When the child sucks the pacifier, his mouth is practically blocked in that action and can no longer be used to practice speech or language. Also, the way he holds his nose during the use of the pacifier is abnormal and contributes to incorrect development of the muscles of the mouth or tongue.
Some children who use the pacifier tend to push and hold their tongue out, between or near their teeth, which leads to the development of stuttering during the pronunciation of z or s.
It is important for the baby to give up his pacifier faster to get used to and self-educate himself to sleep alone. In most cases where the pacifier is used, sleep is conditioned by its use. The dependence of the baby on the pacifier at the time of falling asleep can be perpetuated on a long-term basis, the child getting to fall asleep even at old age, when he is in school.
Prolonged pacemaker use has also been associated with ear infections. Movements during sucking can encourage the development of such infections, and specialists have succeeded in demonstrating that children who do not use the suction are 33% less likely to have such problems.
The child may also have major problems with the development of the tooth if it is not revealed in time for the pacifier. It seems that when used intensely, the upper teeth tend to develop and grow outward, gently pushing the lips. But the damages are not permanent in the case of milk teeth, say the specialists. It seems that after the use of the pacifier ceases, the tooth returns to normal within a few months.
Larger problems occur when the eruption of permanent teeth begins, around the age of 4-6 years. Using a pacifier at this age can lead to permanent teeth problems.
It is not advisable for the child to reach this age and continue to use the pacifier.
With much patience and perseverance, you can help the little one to give up, but the most important thing is to do it gradually and not suddenly.

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