I'm sure this question has been asked a bazillion times, but humor me ... I didn't use a pacifier with DD1, but DD2 had colic, and it soothed her. I hate it with a passion, and I keep saying I'm going to get rid of it at 8 wks, 4 months, 6, etc. See a trend? I'm actually scared my nine month old will seek me out in the night and hold a knife to me until I give her pacifier back. I definitely would like to have it gone by her first birthday. Aside from CIO, which I personally can't do, what have you ladies done or are thinking of doing. I have no problem with CIO, but would have to leave the house and let DH do it. My blood boils when I hear her scream like that, and I would just give in anyway. I'm such a hardas* with everything else, but I can't take that scream, you all know which one, and I just give in.