i want to take the pacifiers away. do i go completely cold turkey?

Ramza - posted on 06/23/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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and how many sleepless nights are we talking before he recovers?

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Sandra - posted on 06/23/2010

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You don't have to go cold turkey. I work with moms and the thing that I have seen work best, and I recommend is to cut the tip of all the suckies. then each day cut a bit more off until there is no more then you and the child throw it out together. I also recommend that they have a small celebration that the child is a big girl or boy so that they understand that it is a good thing. It has worker for several moms I have worked with, and they reported that they had no issues with the child wanting it either.

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Tina - posted on 08/03/2010

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I have found that baby will get rid of it when they are ready... it soothes them... I think its more of a need than a want

Ashley - posted on 06/25/2010

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That does sound like a good idea Sandra
My son is OBSESSED with his soother!!. . Im not sure when I am going to take it away yet, but I think I am going to try that idea when i finally do! :)

Stearling - posted on 06/23/2010

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I was wondering this also because my son just turned a year and I want to get him off the pacifier but he only uses it when he goes to bed, also how do I get him to leave other kids pacifiers alone

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