For the adult baby or ‘little’ boy, a pacifier is often a constant presence. The name ‘soother’ is appropriate: you slip a pacifier in your little guy’s mouth and there’s a happy look in his eyes and a little shiver of relaxation that seems to come over him.
If the little guy in your life came with paci attached he probably took a long time choosing it – so for a daddy, you can learn a lot from the choice he made. Whether it glows in the dark, is babyish or more toddlerish, has patterns on it or cartoon characters – all of them tell you something about the little boy inside.
If you’re buying a paci for your little guy, it can be a very special bonding moment choosing one together. Whether you’re buying one on-line (Pacis-R-Us is the most well-known) or in a store, your baby boy will have a little excited feeling as his daddy browses through the pacifiers.
When he spots one he likes, he’ll probably give a little excited giggle as he points to it, maybe blushing a little as he worries that daddy thinks it’s too babyish.
The truth is, daddy will be happy for the choice his little guy made, whatever it is. Give him a hug and tell him how proud you are and how happy with the choice. It’s a very special moment for you and your little guy – you’ve shown him that you accept him and know how important it is that he have his very own binky.
Just don’t be surprised that he’ll never want to take it out of his mouth!
Do you have a favorite binky or a collection of them? Did you buy it yourself, or did daddy buy it for you? Do you have different ones for different occasions?
Oh! And if you have a photo of it you want to share and post, maybe we’ll start a paci gallery like our plushy gallery!