8 week old anti-binky baby

Amy - posted on 05/02/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Has anyone else struggled with a baby that refuses all binkies? I have tried every kind known to motherhood and she won't take one. She is a staunch breastfeeder and won't take a bottle either. But it would be nice if she would just give the bink a chance.Any pointers?

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Bridgette - posted on 05/10/2011

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Just wait a little and then try them again - most babies will eventually take one but some need more time to get used to the idea. Look at the bright side, if baby wont take one you never have to wean them off!

Elaina - posted on 05/04/2011

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Why do you think she needs one? I would be ecstatic that she isn't using one. Now people can see what your child actually looks like! She will find her fingers soon enough if she feels like she needs something.

Tinker1987 - posted on 05/03/2011

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i too have tried them all, he took it randomly when he was a few weeks old but he has no interest in it,im not going to force the issue its a battle too wean them off anyway,

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Kimberly - posted on 05/11/2011

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my 8 month old is exactly the same way. i never argued with my child if he didnt want a binkie i didnt use one. i didnt see where he needed one. and he still refuses the bottle i had to jump right into solid foods, at 4 months old. he refuses formula so much he wont take it no matter what i do.

Faye - posted on 05/10/2011

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My daughter never did take one, even at the hospital. The nurses were dumbfounded. Later on she find her thumb. Oh boy did we have problems when the weaning began. We soon realized that at about the age of 4 she would only suck her thumb when she got over tired and then she also hugged a blanket. We washed the blanket one Sunday afternoon and POOF the dryer "ate" the blanket. Even that night, she did not suck her thumb. She used one with the other.

My son took one but spit it out around 6 - 7 months and never did want it back.

Carlina - posted on 05/08/2011

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sorry to hear you delima, but i had the same problem, baby is 6 months now and still wont take a binky however she will take a bottle with breastmilk.....I had to have daddy give her a bottle at first and now she will take one from me since she is use to it now....

Amy - posted on 05/07/2011

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well right now I am her binky. I don't mind it but I have 2 other kids and a household to run. Hub works out of state so he can't be here to help me out. There are new studies concerning binkies and the drastic drop in SIDS. She was a preemie and wish she would take a binky just to ease my mind a little.Besides, weaning my two boys from their binks wasn't really a big deal for me.

Lise - posted on 05/06/2011

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My daughter never used one, but I didn't want her to - I preferred her to comfort nurse.

Kristen - posted on 05/03/2011

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my daughter wouldnt take one till she was 4 months old and still she isnt attached to it... i give it to her all the time but she really only uses it when she gets hurt or really upset other then that she uses it as a teether lol

Sara - posted on 05/03/2011

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try using your little finger as the binky for a while if your daughter takes to that and is sucking on it relitivly well then try to find a binky the same shape as your little finger, My son did the little finger and then a binky for a few months but he's not really intrested in them

Elfrieda - posted on 05/03/2011

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Just keep it in a drawer and give it a try once a week or so, when she's upset for no reason. One day she might surprise you. My son took a soother for about 4 weeks when he was 3 months old. It was wonderful!
Carly, I was of your opinion until I had my screamer. Anything to make the crying stop was a godsend!

Valerie - posted on 05/03/2011

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you can also try squirting a bit of breast milk on the binky and then give it to her

Valerie - posted on 05/03/2011

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just keep offereing every once in a while...but know not all babies like binkies

Kandy - posted on 05/03/2011

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If your child does not want one do not force her to have one. My son has a paci (helped with his reflux) and now we get the wonderful job of breaking him of wanting it.. Which is a process all it's own. As for the bottle, try to find a bottle nipple that is similar in shape and texture to your breast. There are so many out there so I am sure you will find one. Also you may have to start off nursing then try and switch the bottle part way through the feeding. If you have no luck lactation consultants may have some advice for you.

Carly - posted on 05/03/2011

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Why do you want her to have one??? I could never understand why they are needed.

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2011

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My son never took to a pacifier either. I tried & tried, but he would just spit it back out! My son is 19 months old, and still doesn't use any type of comfort object. Sometimes I wish he would take to something so he'd calm down at nights a little bit better! He's my little wild thang! lol

Karen - posted on 05/02/2011

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my son would never take one either (not that i minded at all!) he loved having a soft blanket against his cheek when he cried though. even to this day (he's 19 months old) when he's upset he'll grab a soft blanket and rub it against his cheek to calm himself. if you really want her to use one have you tried different shaped ones? sometimes they are fussy on the nipple shape....

Catherine - posted on 05/02/2011

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My son wouldn't use a binky or a bottle either. I wished he would, but like a lot of babies, he simply wasn't interested. Look at the bright side, at least you won't have to wean her from her binky later.

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