I had a 4 year old that needed weaned from his also.. He used it to go to sleep and I needed him to sleep with a newborn in the house. it stayed in his bed!
My dd never took one. Must to the horror of all the older ladies that figured that she needed one.
My son liked his soothie also! the green kind. I liked it becuase it was all one peice and easy to clean. The ones that are made of hard plastic and then the nipple part can get realy gross inside if they are not cleaned right.
I baby sat a little guy whos were so gross.. I don't think his mom ever washed it that and his bottles were uck uck uck....