My 9 month old baby is pretty much addicted to his pacifier, and I kind of worry about if I should set some limits to pacifier use - like, he is starting to say a couple of recognizable words, but isn't the pacifier in the way?
My first daughter never gave a pacifier a try, it just wasn't her thing. I started giving a pacifier to this one for sleep after a couple of week. Now when he does not have it, he puts anything he can get his hands on in his mouth, so I end up handing it to him.
I thought of teething but it's not just when new teeth are showing up, he's been going for everything with his mouth for practically forever.
On the other hand when he has his pacifier he actually looks at his toys and bangs them and interacts with them instead on trying to find a way to suck on them.
Any advice? I'll admit I'm also confused because his sister was so different...