What age to kick the pacifier?
Written on July 29, 2005 by Kevin.
I recently read an article from ParentHood.com titled Toddler Pacifier Habits No Cause for Alarm in which they go on to explain that a child should be able to suck on a pacifier until the age of 5 years old. Previously researchers suggested the age of 2 to kick the habit. When do you think a child should have their pacifier removed? I would be quite concerned with a child if they were 5 years old and still sucking on a pacifier. To me, that just does not seem healthy. Not necessarily from a TMJ issue but likely from an emotional level. Would the kid have further un-addressed issues if he is still wanting the pacifier at that age? The following image was the results of a survey performed on ParentHood.com in which they asked 'When should your child stop using a pacifier?' I am glad for once that I am considered the norm.