For most of Ephraim's life he has gone without a pacifier. We didn't want to force one on him when he was little and so he just grew up without using one. Recently however, he's been obsessed with sucking, whether its on an empty bottle or his hand or an important checkbook (grrr), so today I got out his baby binkies that he never used and gave him one. He's taken to it. I'm not sure how I feel about this, but whatever. He seems happy.