Is 4-and-a-Half-Year-Old Sophia Abraham Too Old For a Pacifier? (PHOTO)
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Is 4-and-a-Half-Year-Old Sophia Abraham Too Old For a Pacifier? (PHOTO)

Farrah Abraham’s daughter Sophia is the apple of her mother’s eye, so whatever Soph wants, Soph gets. And it seems that when it comes to using a binky, the 4-and-a-half-year-old still gets to have that too.

Despite the fact that Farrah and her daughter co-wrote the book Passy Perfume, which details how Farrah was able to break Soph’s habit of using her pacifier by “promising Sophia one thing, her very own Passy Perfume, something that is timeless and has no bad consequences like crooked teeth,” it seems that the Sophia passed up the perfume for her binky.

According to author and pediatrician Ari Brown, a child Sophia’s age should’ve ditched the binky eons ago.

By the time babies reach their first birthdays, they are definitely ready to lose the binky and move on," Ari told ABC News back in 2011 when 4-year-old celeb daughter Suri Cruise rocked a pacifier with one of her fashion-forward ensembles.

I think parents allow the binky to remain in their child's life long after infancy because life just seems easier with it around," Ari said, adding, "It only gets harder to take away as your child gets older.

And when you consider that Farrah’s constantly jet-setting for her national strip tours, appearances, and interviews, Sophia could definitely use the comforting that a pacifier can provide.

Some parents have argued that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with allowing their child to use a pacifier and/or suck their thumb, though many a dentist would beg to differ. Continued use of binkies (and thumb sucking) can cause problems to a child’s bite (teeth alignment) as well as speech!

While it appears that Sophia does not use her pacifier all the time, we do think that Farrah should work a little harder to get her daughter off the comforting contraption. Farrah knows the struggle of wearing braces, and we can anticipate that the mom wouldn’t want to put her own kiddo through the pain. Then again, she did wax Sophia’s eyebrows...

Do you think Sophia’s too old for a binky? Dish it in the comments!

Source: Facebook/ABC News/WebMD

07.29.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Afiya Augustine
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