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    My son is almost 1 month old now. He loves his soother sometimes and others not so much.
    Problem is...it is kind of frustrating at times...mostly when trying to put him to sleep when he cries...
    we try giving him the soother...he stops crying...
    he spits out the soother 2 minutes later and starts crying again. We check everything (diaper is dry, he is fed, he is good and it is nothing else that is bugging him). We put the soother back in...he is happy and quiet and trying to fall asleep again. 2 minutes later...soother is spit back out and he starts crying. We put it back in again...happy.

    We usually have to do this a number of times before he keeps it in his mouth and becomes content enough to fall asleep.
    Is this normal in newborns? I was thinking maybe he is still getting used to moving his tongue or he gets excited or something.

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    I used to have to hold my kids' soothers in for them until they were deep asleep. By about two months old neither one of them used soothers at all.

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    My DD (3 months) did that as well. She has gotten better about keeping it in now. She has also jsut started being able to put her hand in her mouth, which she is using to soother herself....sooooo maybe not need the soother as much. Hang in there, he's very younge

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    yep, totally normal. I remember preying for the day it would stay in without me having to put it back in.

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    Totally normal. It last for a while too.. lol
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    DS totally did this. We would use a stuffed animal or blanket to hold it in until he was asleep and then I'd take the 'prop' away.

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    Yup, normal. We need to invent some type of headgear that keeps it in





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    Yep we did the prop thing as well.... he will get good at holding it in his mouth soon enough and then you will be wishing he wouldnt want it anymore LOL
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    Addy didn't do this, she took it right away and you couldn't get it away from her BUT have you try rocking him while he has the soother so he falls asleep with it in? I know I had to do this a couple times. Good luck

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    Totally normal.
    We used to joke about duct-taping the soother in the baby's mouth
    Once they can hold it in with their hands (3 months ish?) it gets easier.

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    I read that trying to pull it out (gently) while LO is sucking teaches them to suck hard enough to keep it in.

    We bought a wubanub (search online) and it worked very well because we could swaddle it in the blanket with her when she was little.




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    we had the same issues, then she found her thumb and sucked on all day long, I had to go to the orthodontist and he saw her and said “oh, a future patient of mine“ she now uses it only to fall asleep, and doesn't use a soother at all. so it does get better, the baby will either learn to hold it in or give it up totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacksmommy View Post
    Totally normal.
    We used to joke about duct-taping the soother in the baby's mouth
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    us too

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