have u gotten baby off pacifier yet?

Pre'Shaus - posted on 11/13/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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im n the process of tryin now and the cryin never stops at nite for the paci!

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Jen - posted on 02/01/2010

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It took my daughter until 2 years, but she gave it up on her own. I noticed she stopped caring as much when we couldn't find it or if we forgot it...so that was my sign to start trying to get rid of it. I kept telling her it was yucky and eventually she threw it away with the rest of the "yucky" trash. She still asks for it occassionally, but a simple reminder that it's "gone gone" is enough to satisfy her question. No tears...which is always nice! ;)

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Stephanie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I'm scared to try - my daughter is used to having her "choochi" (thats what its called here lol) whenever she wants it I guess that was bad to let her do that but now if I forget it when we go out to a store or something she is just awful crying and screaming etc. I tend to let her bring it for shopping/etc as she usually falls asleep in the car afterwards. I try to restrict it to just naptime/bedtime/going out but then sometimes when we're out people actually say "oh you would look so much prettier without that paci in your mouth" or something like that. I guess I should start working on it soon =*(

Jessica - posted on 01/29/2010

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I took the pacifer of both my kids at nine months the more you wait the worse is going to be. Just let them cry and still it out.

Erin - posted on 01/23/2010

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right at bed time grab his blanket, favorite book, and a cup of milk, and sit and rock and read till he falls asleep. give it a month and all it will take is a bed time story and he goes to bed himself.

Naomi - posted on 01/21/2010

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Our son started chewing through his pacifiers. When he was 21 months, we showed him his pacifiers and how they were "yucky" since he had chewed through them. We told him that they weren't safe anymore and we needed to get rid of them. We went to the trash can and gave them to him. He sucked on each one (he had two) and then threw them away. He waved good-bye to them and that was the end of it. When it came time for naptime and bedtime, we gave him a stuffed animal to snuggle with while we read his books and we never had a problem with weaning him off it. I think having him throw them away himself gave him some closure.

Sigurbjörg - posted on 01/20/2010

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Hi, my 25 month old son loves his paci and his teddy bear and wants to take them everywhere, i try to limit the use of the paci during the day and at daycare he only gets to have his paci and teddy during nap time, but i'm not really in a hurry to take it away from him because he finds so much comfort in having it :) i hope u do well.

Carolyn - posted on 01/20/2010

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Try the 'paci fairy'. Stick all the paci's in and evelope and put them in the mailbox for the fairy. While they are sleeping, take the paci's throw them away or whatever you gotta do with them not to be seen, stick some glitter and something special in the envelope and When he/she wakes the next morning they will be surprised and just keep reminding them, the paci fairy has given them to the little newborns or babies.

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We took the binkie away cold turkey about a week and a half ago. She still asks for it and sometimes cries when we tell her she can't have it but she's seems to be doing ok. Good luck!

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My daughter is 25 months and I can not get her binky away from her. It was horrible getting her off the bottle. She cried and cried and screamed. She has to talk her blanket and her binky everywhere. I have tried taking it away from her and only having it when it time to sleep but that does not work. I am worried about just taking it for good, some people said just let her have it, when shes done she will get rid of it. But I did that with the bottle and I had to take it from her when she was 20 months and that was very hard. I just do not know what to do.

Nicolene - posted on 01/17/2010

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i got my daughter off pacifier about 6 mths ago. i just took off the nipple part and gave it to her. she tried sucking but there was nowhere to suck so she brought it to me and said " mommy soother finish" i told her yes baby, soother finish lets put it in the garbage. she did not cry. couple nights after she would ask for it and i just reminded her that the "soother finish" she would say ok and go to sleep. hope this helps

Victoria - posted on 01/04/2010

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our daughter used to never go anywhere without her blankie. we lost it and the backup and by the time we got another, she was pretty much over it. we did that with the binkie and almost the same thing. there are times we "forget it" and she goes to bed without it. it may take a little longer but she does go to sleep without it. we just havent completely taken it away because she sees baby with it.

Sarah - posted on 01/02/2010

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i am going to leave my son until hes 2 and half so he will understand its for babies, i have no problem with him having it at the min he only has it at night anyway, all i was bothered about was nappies (becoz they cost money) but hes potty trained nar through day not at night yet going to try him when he gets to 2 and half see how he goes

Nicole - posted on 11/28/2009

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My son has not had one in some time. But if he see's one he wants it. They have there own way of doing things & some it maybe hard to take away. My daughter had one tell my son didn't. What do you do?

Tamara - posted on 11/28/2009

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No, my son still has his, and is totally addicted to it! Poor guy had a lot of changes - new sister, I went back to work, and Daddy moved out - so I figured if he needed a little extra comfort it was okay. I am planning on taking him off of it soon though, I've been doing the gradual thing. Good luck!

COURTNEY - posted on 11/28/2009

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My daughter was really easy to take it away from .. I have a newborn at home and when she was just 23 months i told her that brother needed to have it and that she was a big girl and she gave it to him .. so i put a basket in Colton ( her lil brother) room and every time she finds one she would run in there and put it in the basket and say " your welcome brother for pappy" and run off just smiling .. guess it made her feel as though she was being the big sister ... but now she is potty training and doing sooooo good at it .. my baby girl is growing up to fast !!!!

Angela - posted on 11/27/2009

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My son has been "bottle" (for what ever reason he called his pacifer bottle, he hasn't had a bottle since he was 13 months) free for 3 weeks. www.bye-bye-binky.com/ has a
"guide" that worked for me! Luke has always been limited to sleeping with his pacifer. But, I first poked holes in it. He had it that way forever because of the 50 excuses I made for getting rid of it (he got sick blah blah blah) One weekend I decieded that was it and I cut off the very tip of his pacifer and gave it to him. He sucked on it, looked at the pacifer and handed it back to me with a look on his face like I was crazy. He did use it for a couple of days, then he quit. I don't know if it would be this easy for others.... but when he started asking for it, I and crying when he didn't get it, I decided that it was time to go.......... GOOD LUCK!!!

Misty - posted on 11/27/2009

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Mine still uses his Binkie, mostly just for sleeping, or if he is not feeling well. I just go with the flow. My older son who is 4 now, got rid of it on his own. he was a little over 2 and was only using it at night, i asked him one night if he wanted it, he said no, and that was the end of that. so i guess im hoping for that, since my youngest treats the binkie the same way

Amanda - posted on 11/23/2009

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i had mine off of hers but my husband gave it back because was screaming king up the baby, hesaid shell get rid of it when shes ready, yeah right, but laitly (havent told him) she only has a nuk when she is napping andbed time when she falls a sleep i take it away sugar free suckers work great during the day a little sticky but it washes off.

Danielle - posted on 11/23/2009

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Im in the same boat. I have always been against the pacifier outside of the home and have limited it to naptime and bedtime. I have tried putting my daughter to bed without it a couple of times but before I can shut the door she is screaming histarically so I give in immediately. She is approaching 2 years old and want to be done with it for good. I always tell her if we lose them or tear the rubber I am not getting anymore but I have. I almost had her throw it away herself once but I actually stopped because I knew that night would be a nightmare! She already has three stuffed animals in crib so not sure what to replace it with? Any ideas please share them with me.

Izza - posted on 11/20/2009

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i cant evn dare to do tht he just cannot sleep without his cho cho dats wht we call it i was at my parents home last summer n tried to get him off it but tht resulted in chaos so my mum said u shud nt try it hre may b at ur own place n i cant try again cuz itz really hard 4 me i dunno y everything is hard for me may b im too apprehensive ..... but im happy tht he only takes his cho cho while we are driving and when he needs to go to sleep

Angel - posted on 11/19/2009

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I started slowly at about 14 months. Couldn't take it out of the house. Then couldn't take it out of his crib. Finally one day I told him to throw it away, and he did! That night was a disaster but by the next night he didn't even remember that he was missing something.



EDIT: I also never take away something without giving something in return. Took away the bottle, gave him several new sippy cups. Took away the paci, added several new things to his crib. Try things that are comforting. a teddy bear, a sippy cup (water only), a stuffed animal, maybe even a new colorful hard book that he can look at to become distracted

Esther - posted on 11/19/2009

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Nope - mine is still on it. He used to have one all the time. I'm slowly reducing that. I first stopped allowing him to use one outside the house, now he can only have one when it's dark out (at night) and when he goes to bed, but he cannot bring one downstairs in the morning. He's accepted that very well so far. My next step will be not allowing him to have one for his nap and then I'll have them gone altogether. I'm not a cold-turkey kind of parent. It's just not for me. So I'm doing this gradually too.

Taylor - posted on 11/19/2009

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I took my son's paci away from him at the begining of the year. He cried for it at first but I just stayed consistant with it. It won't hurt for the baby to cry theirself to sleep at night. You just need to stay consistant and don't give in. Try a stuffed animal or a blanket. My son had his stuffed monkey to help him. Its hard to sit and listen to the crying but in the end it is totally worth it. Just remember you aren't alone. :)

User - posted on 11/14/2009

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How long has it been? Stay consistant an eventually it will get better! Maybe buying a new stuffed animal or bedtime buddy might help.

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