Moms Talk is a new feature on Northville Patch that is part of a new initiative to reach out to moms and families.
Northville Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Northville, city and township.
Each week in Moms Talk, our four-person Moms Council – Cheri Stancer, Tamara Carlone, Tanya Lundberg and Lisa Barry – offers questions for discussion, gives advice and shares solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a new question:
There's a Binky Tree in downtown Northville where pacifiers get retired by children who have out-grown them. According to our moms council member Lisa Barry, the binky tree was the idea of a Northville dentist "who saw one in Europe and thought it would be a good idea to have one here."
It was launched with a big ceremony in front of the playscape at , she said. There are usually about 100 binkies hanging from the tree at a time.
So we ask the question: How old is too old for a pacifier? At what age should kids give up their binkies?