How to break my 2year old off the pacifier??????

Shantay - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 2 and i have been trying so hard to break him off his pacifier. No matter what i try to do he will not give up. When my boyfriend comes home from work and ask him for it he gives it to him with no problem but when i ask him for its such an issue. He is way to old to still be on his pacifier. I really need some help with this if anybody could.

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Shelby - posted on 06/29/2010

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My daughter was 2.5 when we decided to take her pacifier away she only really used it at nap and bed time so one night when she was sleeping and it fell out of her mouth we took it and left "fairy dust" on her night stand with a note saying a fairy came and took it to give to other little babies that needed it (it also helped that I was pregnant with baby number 2) and for about two weeks it was a little rough with crying but after that, she was okay. She still will bring up that the fairy took her nuky, it's so cute. Good Luck

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Theresa - posted on 10/10/2012

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my son just turned 2 and its hard to break him from a pacifier. i need some plan. answer back if you have an idea that might work for me. good luck

Nikki - posted on 09/15/2012

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leron agree my daughter was hooked so one day my boyfriend got the binki cut it till she had to hold it in her mouth the next day she didnt want it anymore

Christy - posted on 09/11/2012

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My little girl is 2 years old and its so hard to break her from her pacifier. She calls it her mimi. I've tried everything. Does anyone have any good tips for me? She done got to where she chews on them and puts holes in them.

Christina - posted on 07/06/2010

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That's simple enough... Throw them all out... Or put something real nasty tasting on the pacifier.... Give them sippy cups. Once they kick the bottle they shouldn't be going back to a binkie....

Leron - posted on 07/06/2010

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my mom cut little bits off the end of my brothers until he couldn't suck on it anymore. Before long he got tired of holding it to his lips....the end!!!

Sarah - posted on 07/03/2010

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yeah I've heard of a lot of different stories parents tell their kids, usually revolving around "the binky fairy." lol All was the same story, that the binky fairy needed the pacifiers to give to all the other new babies out there, so she needed donations. lol One mom tied them all to balloons filled with helium and they "floated up to the binky fairy in the sky", with child waving bye bye to them. lol The other mom just had her son willingly give them to her to give to the fairy and then she threw them away when he wasn't looking. The 3rd mom had child put binkys in an envelope and then in there mailbox to "mail to the binky fairy." Then the following day was another envelope filled with glitter and stickers and small presents as a thank you from the binky fairy. lol I thought that one was a cute idea. :)
Good luck to you!

Amanda - posted on 06/28/2010

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you could try to get your boyfriend to take it from him since he seems to be there to give it to him anyway, for my son we got down to one (titty he use to call it) he was about two and then one night i showed him the cracks all over it, told him it was broke and then he put it in the garbage all by himself...he was a bit upset for a few nights but nothing major and sometimes they just give it up on their own. Good luck :)

Danielle - posted on 06/26/2010

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I know its hard but I agree with Shenea. That was how I did it with the paci and bottles. If you get them out of the house then you are not tempted to give in during a weak moment. Try to substitute something else like a stuffed animal or a blanket. The paci is a security object and he must know that you are the weak one when it comes to giving him what he wants. :-) lol
But know that the longer you wait the harder it will be. And you don't want him to be one of those 4 year olds running around with a binkie! good luck. hope this helps.

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