Do your LOs use pacifiers still? Or did they never use one? Or have you weaned them already? I'm curious because my son has become pretty attached to his for falling asleep. I used to never give him one as a newborn, but then I would give him one here and there if fussy and unable to soothe him in any other way, but it wasn't for falling asleep. When he started daycare, as a new mom I was worried that he would be crying all day and they wouldn't know what to do with him so I sent him with a pacifier just in case it was needed... but they have taught him to use it and now he has become dependent on it.
My issue is when he wakes up in the night he wants me to get it for him. Overall his sleeping isn't terrible. There are nights where he'll fall asleep with the pacifier and then STTN. There are others where he might wake up once or twice and he'll fall right back to sleep if I pop it back in for him. Then there are others where he'll get really fussy and agitated and he won't fall back to sleep. This morning for example, he woke up at 4:25 (that was his first wake up), I put it back in his mouth and he fell right back to sleep. About 5 min later he woke up again and he was more fussy.. to make a long story short, he didn't fall back to sleep until 6 and I ended up rocking and putting him back in his crib.. not ideal, I know.
Of course now I'm thinking about sleep training and if I should just get rid of the pacifier. I know I don't want to CIO. From what I know about it, the sleep lady's method seems reasonable, but I don't have the book yet and I feel like I don't have the time to read it. If anyone has any suggestions or advice I would greatly appreciate it. Sorry this got a bit lengthy!