Posts Tagged ‘Pacifier’

Has Heidi Finally Weaned Henry Off His Binkie?

March 11, 2010

In many of their paparazzi family shots over the last two years Heidi Klum and Seal’s son Henry was always the big lanky toddler out of the brood sucking a pacifier. I know weaning our little ones off this favorite oral fixation  takes time, but seeing Henry suck his binky and appearing to be such a big boy really disturbed me.

Maybe it’s because he’s boy child, a double standard in the other direction I know, or most likely it bothered me because of a street style trend few years’ back. It involved black males, including grown boys and grown men of middle and high school ages, sucking pacifiers and bottles. They thought this was cool and hip l, I thought look screamed boys trying to go back to the womb in need of therapy.

As a fellow mom, I’m not judging Heidi for your choice. As parents we have to find ways to comfort our children as long as possible. But honestly, I feel better knowing that Henry no longer has that habit. What do you think? Am I overreacting? Is there anything wrong with letting our children suck pacifiers beyond the age of three? POSTED BY RIR

Photo: http://babyrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/nov26heidi.jpg