We don't use a pacifier.
I mean, we tried using it in the hospital and it just pissed him off. We used it at home the first two days/nights and those were our worst nights of sleep by far. Actually, our only bad nights of sleep.
(he looks so cute with one!)
Did I mention Mr. Henry sleeps from 8:15pm until 1:30am until 5:00am? And then rolls out of bed around 8:30-9:00am? He doesn't even cry when he wakes up. He sort of squeaks a few times until I can figure out it's Henry and not something in my dream.
He's very patient.
So back to the pacifier. With Hallie, pacifiers were used from day #1. The nurses used them to quiet my fussy little baby in the hospital and we kept using them afterwards. They got to be a huge pain in the butt, because every. single. time. one of them fell out...she woke up. We finally went all sorts of mean mommy and daddy and did cry-it-out, which involved letting the pacifier fall out and stay out. It worked. Whew.
So with Henry, we just stopped using it and had a rockin' sleep schedule down by day #3 at home.
He doesn't use it during the day either. He's a fussy little man sometimes, but he usually just needs to have the burp beat out of him. Or he's tired. Like right now, actually.
Things will probably change as he gets older and spunkier, but for now it's working.