Ok. So we are a bit of a hot mess when it comes to sleep. DS (again 4 mos.) sleeps pretty good at night with 1-2 wakings to eat. However, he is dependent on the pacifier for soothing (I know). I'm currently putting him in his crib for naps now (for the last week or so). He does okay in the RNP but needs the pacifier constantly when napping in his crib. I won't be taking away the pacifier before his surgery next week (we won't be allowed to pick him up for a couple of days - kill me) so he'll need some way to soothe himself. But I'd like to start thinking about how to take away the pacifier after he's recovered. We are not sleep training yet.
Question #1: Do I just take it away cold turkey? Has anyone done this and how does it go? I am scared, lol.
We are also still swaddling since his hands still go to his face a lot and wake him up. He is not rolling over yet.
Question #2: Do I wait until we unswaddle him to take away his pacifier? He does like to suck on his hands a lot...