How Old Is Too Old For A Pacifier? If You're Suri Cruise, The Paci Is Still Acceptable At Nearly-Five Years Old.

How old is too old for a pacifier? If you're Suri Cruise, the paci is still acceptable at nearly-five years old.
How old is too old for a pacifier? If you're Suri Cruise, the paci is still acceptable at nearly-five years old. US Weekly posted a photo of Suri Cruise with a pacifier in her mouth. I'll admit that it's sort of odd to see a child that age -- especially one that might look even older because of her stylish clothing -- sucking on a pacifier. At the same time, it's probably not my place to judge parents for their choices. After all, my husband and I allowed my son, who had previously been in an orphanage, to keep his bottle until just after his third birthday. We were well aware of the potential problems with teeth, but to us, his emotional adjustment took precedence and so we made a parenting choice. (And as it turns out, his teeth are just fine!) The choice we made was the right one for our family and despite the disapproving looks we sometimes received, I never felt uncomfortable with it. Are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes doing the same thing -- making a parenting decision that works for them -- by allowing their nearly-five-year-old to keep her pacifier? Or is there an age at which a pacifier really has to go? At what age do you think kids need to ditch the binky?

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