(2007) by Elizabeth Verdick
For many young children, giving up the pacifier is a major milestone. It doesn’t have to be a major trauma. This sturdy board book smoothes the way and makes it a positive experience for kids and grown-ups alike. Instead of saying that pacifiers are “bad,” the focus is on minimizing stress and drama, dealing with feelings of loss and frustration, finding fun things to do without a pacifier, and finally being pacifier-free.
Little ones relate to the simple words and warm, true-to-life illustrations. Tips from children’s health specialists give Mom and Dad the reassurance they need. Before long, binky is gone, and the child has taken another step toward being a big boy or girl.