Taking away the pacifier

Lindsey - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know any tricks on how to take away a pacifier from a 2 year old boy????

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Lindsey - posted on 05/07/2009

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Well Thanks alot for you help I will be sure to try everyone of them believe me!

Diane - posted on 05/05/2009

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Try getting your dentist involved. My sister works for a pediatric dental office, and she said when a mom/dad has trouble with their child hanging onto the paci or bottle, they set up a special meeting with the doctor and the doctor tells them in order to keep their teeth pretty/healthy/etc that they need to gather up all their pacifiers and throw them away. Most of the time, kids will say, "Oh well the doctor said I had to, so I better". Another way I saw on super nanny was the "Binky Fairy". This "Binky Fairy" technique involves gathering all the pacifiers in the house and putting them outside in a bag for the binky fairy to come and take to little kids that need them. In return the binky fairy leaves a special present for the newly binky free child. I don't know if it works, but it sounded good! Good luck!

Jade - posted on 05/05/2009

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I actually had my son throw his out but told him that the pacifier faries would lever him somethng in return kind of like tooth fairy. He was very excited when they fairey left him a toy in place of his pacifier. I just made sure he threw it out himself and that he knew he was getting something in return.

Sarah - posted on 05/05/2009

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I would try telling him that it's gonna go rotten soon & then soak it in something that doesn't taste good when he's not paying attention, rinse it off & let him have it like usual. He'll think it's gone bad. Maybe it'll work, I read it somewhere & plan to try it with my 3 year old, I've already been telling him that it's gonna go bad soon...

Kate CP - posted on 05/05/2009

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Well, if he's having major stress issues and meltdowns and he's using the pacifier to calm himself down I would suggest you don't take it away from him. Trust me. I just tried this with my 3 year old and it's been a horrible week. Last night she was over-tired and screamed- SCREAMED for over an hour. She finally passed out from exhaustion but she was so upset she was gasping for air and gagging in her sleep. If he needs it to sooth himself let him have it. If it's just a habit and he's just walking around with it in his mouth then I would attempt to wean him off of it.

Kyle - posted on 05/05/2009

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I agree with the other two moms, lose it or leave it somewhere. My son used one for a while, but by the time he was a year old and didn't have a bottle, he didn't have a pacifier either. My daughter wouldn't take one at all. My parents used to take me on motorcycle rides and one day, as we were riding, they said I lost it on the ride and it was never to be found. I never really asked for it again according to my mom! Get rid of all of them except one and then really make him think that he lost it and there is nothing that can be done to get it back. The Santa idea sounds good, but that's a pretty long time to wait.

Helen - posted on 05/05/2009

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my son didnt have 1 but my mom told me that santa asked me to leave it for him so i did and she said i didnt ask for it again.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/05/2009

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I had a theroy that as long as my kids didn't have the pacifiers during the day and only at night they were okay. It was like their binky or stuffed toy, it was a comfort. Both of my kids naturally gave them up (I'd say just around the age of three). Here's how it happened for both of them, one night, I couldn't find the pacifier and I told them if I found it I'd bring it up. Well they fell asleep with out it, and that was the end of that. They asked maybe once or twice after that and I'd tell them, your big boys now, you don't need a pacifier anymore. That was enough, and they've been fine ever since.

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