My Sister-in-law informed me that my nephew Landon ( will be 2 in June) has been without his pacifier since this Monday, today is the 4th day! Way to go little guy! Her strategy was to tell him that Binky went bye bye. My niece Madison is 2 and binky is still used. Parents come up with clever strategies to change behaviors, also keep in mind children have different personalities and learning curves. Basically to parents, do not feel like your child is behind, you know your child better than any leading authority. It is amazing how some children skip pacifier stage. It is written in parenting books that after a certain age it can hinder a child’s speech abilities.