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Pacifiers Are Not Forever (Best Behavior)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
For many young children, giving up the pacifier is a major milestone. This board book offers warm, comforting words and pictures to ease the transition and make it a positive experience for kids and grown-ups alike. 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 ...more
Board Book, 24 pages
Published July 25th 2007 by Free Spirit Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Nov 15, 2008 Keli rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 24 months- 36 months

This brightly colored board book gently guides children through the process of giving up their pacifier.


Giving up a pacifier can be traumatic for a young child. This book tries to present it in a positive light. It offers suggestions for finding comfort other than a pacifier as well as saying how grown up the child is for giving up his/her pacifier. It treats the subject matter in a lighthearted way without ignoring how difficult it can be for the child. The simple and brightly col
Nov 25, 2016 Sheba rated it liked it
I was on the fence about this one. The information is accurate and useful, it just didn't appeal to me like the teeth book did. Perhaps I'm a bit more lax regarding when to release a pacifier.
Oct 17, 2016 Mei-Ling rated it liked it
basic but effective
Noah Saenz
Sep 21, 2016 Noah Saenz rated it really liked it
For many kids, growing up is tough, especially when trying to get rid of the comfort of a pacifier. This book is 100% for kids growing out of this stage, or stubbornly staying in it. This book shows kids many different children of color who are happy that they do not need their pacifier anymore.

This book is very important for any child, toddler, or baby as it helps expand their vocabulary, gets them used to hearing your voice, and can help expand their brains with the hands on learning of a book
Nov 23, 2014 Russell rated it it was amazing
If I'm greeted by a gang of adolescents chanting "Put the passy in the trashy", I'd be goddamn terrified.

My toddler has adopted the advice of this book, as with the rest of the indoctrination series by Verdick, and now yodels when she would have used her pacifier. It horrifies strangers, but soothes her effectively.

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Alexandria Tietz
This book is very cute for younger children. Especially if you are trying to break them of the Pacifier stage. It explains cute ideas to do in order to break the pacifier habit. The author did great with the illustrations and provides a lot of good information in this book that would be appropriate for younger children.
Elizabeth S
Aug 28, 2009 Elizabeth S rated it did not like it
Shelves: f-board
This is a book without a hidden purpose. No value to the book if you aren't trying to help your kid get rid of the pacifier.
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Oct 21, 2012 Maren Prestegaard rated it it was ok
a good book but didn't inspire. will probably just have to go cold turkey.
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Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children, now ages 13 and 8, are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.

These days she writes books for toddlers to teens, and everything in between. She especially loves creating new board book series for toddlers—the l
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