How do we get rid of the binky?

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Courtni - posted on 03/10/2012

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I took my sons away when he was 15 months old. I kept reading that kids have a short term memory at that age so i thought it was time since he had all of his teeth by then. It took him about 2 days to forget about them. Looking at all of the other posts though I see some great ideas. Hope it works out for you!

Tricia - posted on 02/04/2012

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well this is my 4th and last baby and my first had hers till she was 4. My middle two didnt care about them much. My dtr now started out sucking her thumb.... actually didnt start out but from about 4 months till 9 months sucked her thumb. I definitely didnt want to deal with that. I've heard stories of kids sucking their thumbs in elementary school and being teased. So we tried all kinds of suckies to convince her they were better :) Well it worked and now she loves her sucky! I dont let her have it all day. She gets it at night and naps and car rides if needed. I'm not so worried about it and dont really care what people think. So if your baby is really hooked on it and its giving them comfort I say let them have it for a bit longer.... Their only little once and whats it gonna hurt? :)

Kelly - posted on 01/31/2012

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I took my sons Passi away Dec 23rd I told him Santa was coming and he was bringing Big Boy Presents for him but only if Damian gave Santa his Passi's for all the little babies. My son is delayed mentally and is much like a Autistic child And it worked like a Dream :) So quick and easy the 1st day and night was the worse dont get me wrong But its so much better without them

Lori - posted on 01/06/2012

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Thank you to all who replied.....a friend told me about this and we are doing it on her third birthday. We are tying the remaining binkies to a large helium balloon and "sending them to heaven" so God can give them to the brand new babies who need them. As a reward she is getting a build-a-bear workshop card to go and make a new friend who she can hopefully find comforting when she is missing her binkies...thanks for the good luck wishes, I think this will work!

Heather - posted on 01/06/2012

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my bf(my girls dad) took them n hid them while i was at work n took them that he threw them away n when i came home they told me "daddy threw binky in trash" n til this day they havent asked 4 them. they see my niece with hers n they dont even try 2 use it. they tell me not 2 threw it in the trash cause she needs it. i know alot of people that did it this way n it was a success. good luck!

Catherine - posted on 01/04/2012

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I made up this big story about the binky or soother fairy. I told my daughter that it was time to give her soothers to other kids who needed them and that the soother fairy would deliver them. I got an envelope and got her to colour it and put stickers on it, to make it her own, then we went around the house and collected all her soothers and put them into the envelope. We marked it to the soother fairy and put it in the mail box. I did this in the afternoon after her nap to let her have one last time with them and that she would have the whole afternoon to play and forget about it. I told her that the soother fairy will come and take it away and leave her a special present for giving her soothers away to the other boys and girls who needed them. Night time came and she wined a bit but I reminded her about the present she would get for giving them up. She had an ok night and then woke up to find her soothers gone and a present in its place with a card from the soother fairy thanking her for giving her soothers away. Hope this helps

CJ - posted on 01/03/2012

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I started out by not letting my daughter have it except at bedtime then just conveniently one night it went missing and we never replaced it. Luckily though my daughter was never very attached to her binky to begin with. Really the only reason I think she used it as long as she did (1 yr), was because her grandma (who we live with) kept popping it in her mouth. I've heard puncturing it so that it won't keep it's shape when they suck, or switching the type of binky can work quite well. though. That's how most of my friend's kids got off the binky. One friend was worried about it messing with her sons teeth as they were coming in, so switched to an orthepedic binky and he just refused to take it from then on.

LeeAnna - posted on 01/03/2012

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we just did this befor christmas..we hid all but one and told my DD that the dog had eaten the rest ... we let her have that 1 for 1 last night then the next day i cut the tip off and again blamed the dog...she was mad the fist night but really that was it..it was much easier then i had thought it was gonna be :) good luck momma!

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