little miss still has a blanky and dummy and wont part

Chelsea - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my little miss is almost 3 and i thinks it about time for her to part from her beloved blanket and dummy. she has to take them pretty much everywere or she has a fit... any1 else have same prob??? any1 have any idea how to ween or get her to part???

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Although this might be too late to do - but over Christmas my little one put her dummy on the tree and said father Christmas could take it for the less fortunate children in exchange for a bicycle. After Christmas she realised it was gone. The first two nights were hard but she has now completely forgotten she ever had one. Try this for her birthday.

User - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter took a paci and was pretty attached but at about 15 mo's i would only allow her to have it at nap and bed time, at 16 mo's it was gone, It just up and dissapeared one day(trash), I knew how many i had and knew i had thrown them all away so if she could not see them she was fine, she asked for them a day or 2 but then forgot about them after that...she is 4 1/2 and still has a blanket but is not allowed to carry it in public places..she likes to have it when she sleeps or is upset inside the house

My son never took to a paci but he will be 3 Feb 9th and does have a blanket also but like his sister he is not allowed to carry it in public places, Once in awhile he will want to take it to preschool with him but we put it in his cubby or bag and he is fine with that.

This is how i broke them of carrying their blankets in public...they would take them in the car with us but once we got out to go into a store or whatever we would tell them the blankets would have to stay behind and keep their carseats warm...It did take a cpl of times of us doing that for them to be ok with it but it did not take long at all...if she throws a fit about lveing it behind dont give in, The fit wont last long.

I dont feel the need to break them from their blankets totally as long as we are at home, that is somthing you would have to decide for your child

good luck

Chloe - posted on 01/05/2010

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my daughter is da same 3 beginning feb n loves her dummy- the best way i found 2 start weaning was wen we go out either 2 shops friends nursery etc is get her 2 tuck her dummy up in bed ready waiting 4 her, she knows where it is an that its waiting 4 her wen she gets home. i not let her have it out the house as she is a "big girl", i dop howeve ralways ave a spare in my bag in case she falls over or gets upset, but i dont give it 23 her if she is stroppin. its only if she gwnuinly seeks comfort. x hope this helps

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Chantel - posted on 02/26/2010

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Hi there, my daughter is 3 and I still have the same problem. I have set boundaries as to when she can have them i.e after school when it's down time and around bed time and so far, so good.

Good luck! You are not alone with this problem!

Liza - posted on 02/26/2010

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I tried the dummy fairy trick on my son's third birthday. He cried and cried so much that I felt it couldn't be the right thing to do, or the right time to do it. He obviously still needs the comfort. He isn't going to be taking it to school with him, so maybe it is better to let it happen naturally instead of causing him distress.

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I don't really think it's neccessary to take them because I think some kids need the extra security. But that is just my point of view. When my mom wanted to wean me from blanket, she would gradually cut off sections at night until it was just a square. Then one day she had me throw it away. Maybe you could tell her that a new baby needs it and have the blankie fairy come get it and leave a big girl toy. Good luck.

Chelsea - posted on 02/12/2010

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crisis averted got jazmyn off the dummy 2wks ago we them t0o the dummy fairy. she was great didnt make a fuss and still slept as normal.We still have the blanky but its only for bed time.im so proud of my little miss.

Shelli - posted on 01/07/2010

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keep the blanket, the dummy needs to go. I JUST broke my baby Tanner of this using advice I got on here a month ago. The "Binkie Fairy" came and cut them all up in the night but left a really cool treat, he complained for 2 days and then was fine. We even recently moved and he found an old one in the move and said "ewww yucky binkie"

Kelly-anne - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hi Chelsea, Adam will be 3 next month and loved his dummy.....until christmas eve when he left it out for Santa! He only asked for it once on christmas day and hasn't looked for it since even though his younger brother has one. I was so proud of him! I don't really have any tips on how to get her to part with it but I think she will do it when she is ready. Good Luck. x

Rebekah - posted on 01/06/2010

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When my son turned 1, we told him that pacifiers had to sleep all day to be ready for him at night... So they started staying in the bed until it was nap or night time.

Then the "pacy fairy" came and took my son's pacifiers when he was 2.5 for good. He helped me put them all in a giant envelope, put them outside the front door, and then went to bed for the night. He kept wanting to check on the pacys, but fell asleep without too much trouble that first night. Then when he woke up in the morning we opened the door and he discovered that the pacy fairy had left him two new books and a puzzle (and had taken all the pacifiers). At nap time he said, "hey where are my pacys? Oh man! I gave them to the pacy fairy" and that was it. It was so much easier than I thought.

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