my baby is still using his pacifier.how can i avoid but not using it anymore?
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Micaela - posted on 04/17/2010
We got rid of our son's dummies about a month ago. He was very dependant on them, would chew on them all day and suck on them to go to sleep, but when he started to chew through the tip we had to just go cold turkey and get rid of all them before he chewed right through one and ended up choking.
I threw out the ones we had left and just kept telling him no more dummies. First two days were a bit unsettled but then after that he was fine, and even now if he finds his baby brothers he'll just give it straight to me .
His speech has come along in leaps and bounds with getting rid of them as well.
Kristine - posted on 04/17/2010
I followed my pediatrician's advice and rounded them all up and threw them out. I didn't save any for weak moments (my daughters or my own!) Dr. said cutting off the tips could cause frustration and limiting use to certain times (naps, etc) could be confusing. I did it at about 15 months when the dependency was increasing. Since your child is older you could have him help you collect and throw them away so he remembers they are all gone.
Renee - posted on 04/10/2010
My son started to chew the tips off so we had to do away with them all together. At that point he was only using them at night/nap time and not during the day at all. It was a very hard week after I took away the NUK as he was really "attached" to it. I almost gave in a few nights but held strong knowing it would be even harder if I gave in then tried to take it away again later. I told my son that NUKs were for "babies" and he was a "big boy" now. I now have a 3 week old and she uses a NUK as well, and my son has no interest in it because it is for "babies". I was afraid that he would want it back after the baby was born.
Tiffany - posted on 04/08/2010
Cut off the tips, or just throw them all away. You could make it into a fun game and have your baby help throw them away. Reward him for it. I think I saw something like that on Super Nanny. The first couple days are trying but do not give in. I found the link for the paci fairy technique. http://www.supernanny.com/Advice/-/Super...