Can I just replace the pacifier to calm my baby?
We want to try to give some time to settle without the binky. Rushing to replace the pacifier may feel easier, but we are trying to help her learn the skill of cycling from one sleep cycle to the next. Try to just give a bit more time before replacing it. The steps in your Will I Ever Sleep Again? Tip 7 as well as the Night Waking section in Navigating Months 3 & 4 can help you with strategies to help with this. Our blog on the Pacifier may also help.
If you are following the ABC's of Sleep, please read the pacifier sections on pages 5 and 49 for more guidance on how to handle the pacifier while sleep training.