My girls are 18 months old and at their well visit, the pedi told me I should have taken the pacifier away before a year old. I wish they would have told me that then! Anyway, one of my girls never took one, but the other took one just for naps and at night. I never let her take it out of her crib.
We took the pacifier away cold turkey and just gave her a stuffed animal to take to bed. It's been just over 2 weeks and nights are going completely fine. She usually falls asleep pretty fast and always sleeps through the night. Naps, on the other hand are not going well. At first it was taking her an hour to fall asleep, then 40 minutes, then at the end of last week, she was down to 25 minutes. Her schedule got messed up on Saturday, to where she didn't nap the whole day. Now I'm having trouble getting her to nap again.
She's been in her crib for over an hour now and is just rolling around, talking and whining a bit. I've tried going in there to rub her back and nothing is working. Did anyone take away the pacifier and have trouble with naps? If so, was there anything that worked to calm them down to fall asleep on their own? I'm sure there's no one magical trick to get her to sleep, but I'd appreciate any advice - thanks!