Friday, August 10, 2012

Pacifier Dilemma

Where do pacifiers go?  Do they wind up in that black hole that all our socks must live in?

We were faced with a night with no pacifier and an unhappy little boy, so we stopped at Hannaford to grab a new pacifier.

The pacifier of choice is the MAM.  He loves that thing.  When Linus was admitted to the hospital last November, the nurses gave him a MAM pacifier and he never went back to the Gumdrop one he had been accustomed to.

I walked down the baby aisle, located the MAM pacifiers, and all the 6+ month ones were pink.  Now, I was faced with a difficult decision.  Do I buy the pink pacifier and have a peaceful night or do I buy the blue NUK pacifier?  Either way I would be wasting $6.99, because I knew that I would have to go out and buy a blue MAM in the morning.

Pierre offered to get a Sharpie and color the pink ones blue for me if it made me feel better.  I didn't take him up on the offer and bought the blue NUK.  As soon as we checked out, I handed it to Linus.  He kept taking it out, staring at it and flipping it around in his mouth.  He sucked on it sideways and upside down.  He is such an easy going baby, that he went along with it, but I could tell he wasn't happy with change.

We made it through the night, and most of the next day with the NUK, but I made a pit stop at Babies R Us last night and bought a 2 pack of the MAMs.  Linus is happy.  I just need to figure out how to attach a tracking device on those things.

If faced with the same situation, what would you choose?  Pink or Blue?


  1. I would have bought the pink one!!! It's only a color!!! WE, the adults, are the ones that associate color with gender. I would keep him happy!!!!

  2. Titi is always right! He was not unhappy with the NUK, but I know he loves his MAM. Next time we are faced with this situation he will be rocking a pink pacifier.