If you guessed that I must be referring to the piece of plastic and silicone in his mouth, then you are right! This boy of mine
loves loved his binky (also known to some as a pacifier, paci, mute button, dubba, etc.) Since three weeks of age he has kept his binkies close by - he was VERY attached to it - so attached that he always knew where each one was, at all times. For the past six months we only let him use it for nap time and bedtime, but he wouldn't even think of falling asleep without it. I could go on for quite some time to give you an idea of just how attached he was to his binkies, yet I will spare you. Let's just say that I thought it would take a LONG time to wean him from his binky, a major habit and source of comfort.I love looking at the pictures of him when he was smaller. This little man is growing up...faster than I would like. Just over a week ago we were doing our normal bedtime routine and when he asked for his binky Markus said, "Oh, you'll be fine without it." Just a few little protests and he fell asleep just fine. We couldn't believe it! Over the next few days he protested just a bit here and there (although none of the expected whines and tears), but he hasn't seen a binky for over a week now and he no longer asks for them. Without prepping him or making a big deal out of it, he is binky free...just like that! It was completely unplanned and he surprised us! Just one more thing to remind me that he is growing up.