Originally Posted by joyner82
No I would rather him being sitting attentively without a pacifier or blanket and enjoy his meal. The kid was 2 or 3 so lets say 2 1/2, at 2 1/2 I was routinely reading books.
llshit you were reading books at 2.5. Most kids can hardly talk right at 2-3 years old, let alone read. Were you some super baby?
And you think a 2 year old can sit attentively at a table for a whole meal? Have you been around 2 year olds? You expect way too much. They have no attention span and are all about me, me, me. If you want your attentive baby sitting there quietly then chances are that pacifier would help (in this instance).
Honestly, a lot of assumptions are being made in this thread. Who cares if he has a pacifier, that does not equal a bad parent. While it is not an ideal thing to do, what works for some kids/parents doesn't work for others. Both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say pacifier use should be halted by no later than age 4. This said child was not 4. Now would it be better if the pacifier use was halted, possibly, but it is not the end of the world. Personally I would not have my child using a pacifier but then again, I don't have a child and I don't know the circumstances so whom am I to judge?
This is a classic example of mind your own damn business. You should do the same.