I just started my daycare and have 2 kids already, a brother and sister. So far, these are the only two. Being is I am new at this, and this has been their first week, I don't want to get off to a bad start. The little boy just turned 2, and still has a paci. Not unusual, since Nathan used one every so often to bed but not during the daytime after he turned 1, continued until about 2 (he's 3 now). Anyway, the way he holds the thing in his mouth, is like a smoker holds a cigarette in their mouth-to the side. It looks like he has done that for quite some time, because his teeth and mouth shape that way when he talks. You can tell his teeth have kind of molded themselves around the nipple. When he talks without it, he talks only with half his mouth open, as if it is in his mouth. Basically, it is impacting his teeth and the way they are aligned. When he smiles, the ones that go around the paci are affected so much that you can't see them, and it looks like he only has half his teeth. I can tell this affects his eating and some of his speech. The thing is-do I say something to mom or leave it alone? This kid will have serious dental problems in the future if this doesn't get corrected.