My son is biting holes into his pacifier.?

My son (18months old) is biting holes into his pacifier. He just started doing this 5 days ago and I have had to replace all 6 of his pacifiers. UGH!!! Can someone help me please???

David

Update:

I would take them away from him but we are traveling over seas in 10 days and i know he will need them on the plane for his ears.

I would take them away from him but we are traveling over seas in 10 days and i know he will need them on the plane for his ears.

Update 2:

forgot to say that he only uses them for naps and bed time.

forgot to say that he only uses them for naps and bed time.

Update 3:

Should i give him some orajel along with his paci before his naps and night time? I’m sounding like a mommy saying paci. HAHAHA!! Sorry. teehee

Should i give him some orajel along with his paci before his naps and night time? I’m sounding like a mommy saying paci. HAHAHA!! Sorry. teehee

12 Answers

  • girl
    10 hours ago

    After your traveling is complete, I would take the pacifiers away from him. My son, who is 23 months, chews and tears through the tops of his soft rubber sippy cups. I would worry that he would bite a chunk off and choke on it, so now I no longer use soft top sippy cups, only the hard plastic ones – which are working really well. He can gnaw at them all he wants lol.

    For the traveling, I would suggest buying a pack or two, and replacing the pacifier as they start to tear. So then at least your son will have the comfort while traveling. Some pacifiers have better durability than others. Like the ones that have the long tube shaped tip, rather than the bulbous softer round/flat tip.

    As for the orajel, if he is teething it definitely wouldn’t hurt to put some on his pacifier before naps. Orajel helps for 5-10 of instant relief, so it would be help with getting to sleep if his little gums are sore.

    Alternately, if there is a toy he really enjoys biting on, you could try bringing that with and see if he will accept that instead of the pacifiers (but still bring them just in case). My son has a wooden helicopter and he gnaws on the propellers all day to help with his teething.

    Good luck and take care 🙂

  • ?
    4 days ago

    Toddler Biting Through Pacifier

  • Anonymous
    10 hours ago

    You know most people say take it away from him,but the only thing you can do is try to tell him not to bite them. Before going overseas bring a lot of them with you. Maybe this is the time you can try to break him.

    I have the same problem,but my son is 2 years old and just started biting them and his father won’t let me but him any more and his sucky is chewed up.He should not be using his sucky,but my son won’t sleep unless he has one. My son still drinks a bottle it has been very difficult to get him to use his cup. I am fearful of potty training cause I don’t think he is ready. He doesn’t even speak yet so I don’t know how much he understands.

  • honey
    10 hours ago

    I had a pacifier junkie(: I can’t think of anything you can do to make him stop. If he needs to chew, they sell chewey tubes which may help. They are an oral sensory “thingy” shaped like a T that kids can chew on and they are safe. you wil have to order it online if you want to give it a shot. beyondplay.com is one site that has them.

    If taking them away now isn’t an option for you…when you get back, if he is still doing it, don’t replace them. He wont want to suck on them if they have holes and he may give them up on his own IF he has something else “safe” to chew on when he needs it.

    I wouldn’t do the teeting rings, if he chews holes in the paci, he will chew throug the ring and who knows what that liquid is):

    The oragel…does he seem like he is in pain, or just needs to chew? If he isn’t in pain, i wouldn’t give the oragel. He will hate the taste and..you may get bit trying to put it in the second time you try. If he is in pain and chews…give Motrin a try. If it works..you can use it for a few days to see if he stops. I would only give it once a day before bedtime…but only if you think he is feeling pain.

    BTW…I took my sons pacifier away when we went on a vacation. He was out of his element, busy all day long so he was so tired at night, he just fell asleep. Didn’t ask for it once! So maybe this is a good time to take it away. If he needs it on the plane..give it to him. If not..don’t. Try and get rid of it while you are on your trip.(if it is to much and will ruin your trip..just let him have it!)

    Is this a teething thing? or is it a new thing he just does? Does he, or could he have oral sensory issues? I only ask this because, although all kids get teeth at different times. At this age….it is usually molars. 1 or 2 year molors. he is in the middle.

  • Anonymous
    10 hours ago

    okay so this is what i would do. after you have finished your traveling i would not take the pacifiers away but i would cut off the plastic to the end. if he doesnt want that then give him a ring. this will also teach him that he doesnt like the pacifiers any more. its a great technique. and it works cause he gives up, you dont take em away. thats how my cousins baby lost her paci.

    good luck and hope you have a fun time on your trip.

  • Anonymous
    10 hours ago

    I would purchase enough additional pacifiers to replace the chewed ones for the purpose of your trip and then ease him off immediately after. That’s too old to be depending on pacifiers, even if it is just for naps/bedtime. It may be a difficult transition (all parents have to go through stuff like that) but it sounds like your son isn’t using them for the same purpose anymore if he’s chewing through them. Good luck.

  • ?
    10 hours ago

    He is probably teething and needs something soft yet durable to chew on, which a perfect object is a binky. Check his mouth for any bumps or any noticeable teeth. If he is teething, then try getting him one of those teething rings. They are pretty cheap. If he still wants to chew on the binky, then try to take away the binky when he isn’t sleeping and leave the teething toy near him. Eventually he should give up the binky if it isn’t there to chew on and instead chew on the teether. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    10 hours ago

    Hi! he’s still teething,and due to irritation in gums, babies try to bite hard whatever that is available

    mostly nipples, don’t worry , try giving some tylenol..if he gets irritable some times, he’ll be fine within a week or two.

  • blue_skies_ahead_88
    10 hours ago

    Until you can take it away from him (so after your trip), look into a more durable pacifier like this one http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=…

  • M
    10 hours ago

    Get him a teething ring or any other kind of teether toy

    get rid of the paci he is too big for it

    wen he screams give him something to eat like a teether cookie

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