Any tricks for potty training a little girl and getting rid of the evil binky? :)

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Candace - posted on 08/11/2009

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my sisters little girl only got hers at night and nap..then one night she went to my moms house without one and my mom did not have one sent my dad to store to buy one and he bought the kind she wasn't used and she refused to take it and has been paci free for three weeks now.

Claudine - posted on 08/11/2009

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Make sure she is ready to go and is interested because if she isn't then you are wasting your time. As for the binky I would just take it away from her cold turkey. I actually just took the binky away from my 2 y/o and she was cranky for the first couple of days because she wanted it for nap time and bed time but I told her either she goes to sleep or some sort of punishment would happen. It sort of worked I mean I'm not going to lie to you she still cried but you have to be strong and firm about not giving in to her crying and stick to your guns. It probably will be like that for a few days but eventually she will get over it and forget about it. My oldest daughter was the same way too and I did the same thing and also told her that big girls don't use a binky that only babies use them like her sister. So eventually she gave it up too. Believe me it is not going to be easy but just stick to it. GOOD LUCK and I hope that this helps! ! ! !

Kristen - posted on 08/05/2009

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Thank you everyone for you great advice. We are doing great in both areas. The binky went to the binky fairy and she hasnt asked for it since.

The potty training is going well with a few complications... she wants to be naked all of the time, but she goes in the potty constantly. She isnt pooping in the potty though. I need to get her using the potty out in public too, but she is scared of the big potty (she is tiny). I am very happy with her progress though!

thanks again!

Kandace - posted on 07/29/2009

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Hi Kristen,

Im not sure on potty training as i am just approaching that step myself. But when my son turned 1 he lost his binky. I just took it away the day before his 1st birthday. He cried yet and he threw fits bad ones. but only for about 2 days and he didnt sleep as well with them and he kept waking up. But i allowed him to figure out himself how to fall back to sleep. And it was just the first couple days it was hard. But hes now 16 months and he does wonderful he will find a binky now and then and he will throw them around and doesnt try to suck on themor anything he just plays with them lol of course i take them from him so there is no temptation at any time.

I hope it all works out for you!

I say the best way is cold turkey and everytime she gets up without it or goes to sleep without is make it a big deal and great her with big girl praises:)

Cindy - posted on 07/28/2009

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Binky? I asume that's the soother? Try bitter apple in the tips or anything she doesn't like (Like Garlic, onion or something) She won't like it any longer. BUT tell her before you do this that "One day you will be a big girl and your soother won't taste good anymore." Then Taint them. When she is horrified at the taste, make a big deal out of it. Do a Dance, big hugs and tell her she's a big girl now.

I would do all this with in days of each other. Soother First, then say "you're so big, must be time for Potty Training."



Good luck.

Jaime - posted on 07/28/2009

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we did the passy fairy too, she turned the passy into a ring pop (which looks like a candy passy) we told her to put the passy in a box and the passy fairy would come and turn it into candy with magic! she did that with 1 passy every week until they were all gone. we threw some away too. but she loved it! i know the candy is bad but so is a passy addiction you have to pick your battles.



the potty training, i'm still working on. i got a wooden purse from the craft store, and painted panty purse on it. then we went shopping and she picked out her panties.

(elmo) then together we put the panties in the panty purse. we keep it in the bathroom and every time she sits on the potty she can pick out a pair of panties from the purse.

she has been bringing me the purse when she has to go. we still have accidents, but she loves the purse.

Nichole - posted on 07/28/2009

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I'm in the process of training my two year old daughter as well. So good luck to you!
As for the binky, I've never used one on my kids. But the two most interesting ways I've heard of people getting rid of the are:
Telling them that they're for babies, and having them give it to a friends child as a "gift".
The one I liked the most was to take some scissors to the binky. Just start trimming it down. As much as you like. They'll pick it up, and there just won't be anything to suck on, lol. They might fuss a little, but you just act like you don't know what happened to it.

Tasha - posted on 07/18/2009

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I started taking her paci away by only letting her have it at nap and bedtime. then started to take it away as soon as she fell asleep, so she really didn't use it after she fell asleep. then I started telling her that paci's are for babies and that they make her mouth yucky. 3 or 4 months paci free and she now says that paci's are for babies.

as far as potty training, I've been trying the timer method, I take her to the potty every hour and tell her to try. I works sometimes, but sometimes she refuses. I also reward her with stickers when she uses the potty, I got 160 cowboy theme sticker from the dollar tree she loves to get the stickers. and when she poops in the potty I give her 2-3 stickers. but i'm still working on the potty issue.

Kat - posted on 07/15/2009

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Don't give up on the binky thing. They do get used to not having it but give her something else to help her get to sleep. First I let her "mail" the binkys to the fairy. This way she was helping to make the decision to change. Then we started a new tradition that we read 2 books before bedtime. Not only does she get quality time with Mom but it helps her relax. She also recieved a new musical stuffed toy to take to bed that she can play the music when she wanted to. Whatever you decide to try, don't give up!

Meilani - posted on 07/14/2009

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man! i wish i new about the binky fairy!! that would have been so fun and helpful lol....with my daughter I started hiding them and only gave it to her at nap times or in the car when she would scream and nothing would calm her but i only used them at nap and at bed times and then I would sneak in her room and take them at night to see how long it would take her to calm her own self back to sleep...when she would wake up from naps i would take them away....then little by little she started asking I would say binky went bye bye there was one time I hid one so good I couldnt even find it when I wanted it for her LOL....the potty training thing with my girl since I stay at home I would put on her favorite cartoon and let her sit as long as she wanted give her something to drink and she would go to the potty...then after awhile i started taking her with me and she would do it with me then eventually graduated her to the big potty...but that took time because she was scared to death of the toilet flushing LOL

Melissa - posted on 07/11/2009

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The bilky thing i never had to do it but i have hear great stories about the binky fairy u put it in an evolop and put it in the mail box and mail it to the binky fairy for another little girl to use. i have heard that that works for some.

Kristen - posted on 07/08/2009

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Hi Martha,

I just took it away. We said the binky fairy came and got it. She doesnt go to sleep as easily, but she hasnt even asked for it. Im not sure if her sleep is off because of the binky or the fact that we are out of school and she sleeps in more. I think it is a combination of the two, especially because the binky relaxes them. I havent tackled the potty training yet, because I didnt want to do too much at once. Good luck!!!

Martha - posted on 07/08/2009

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Well I'm sorry I can't give you any advice on either subjuect because I'm going through the same thing with my 15 month old daughter who will not do anything without her pacifier....it drives me crazy, and as for the potty training thing she doesn't really talk much so I wouldn't even know where to begin with that. I'll try some of the advice that was given to you, and if you find anything that works great please let me know....thanks

Kristen - posted on 07/03/2009

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That is a great idea! We took hers away last week and she has become an impossible sleeper. She used to go right to sleep and now she screams. She hasnt really napped since I took it away. She doesnt ask for the binky, but she isnt napping. She used to go to bed at 730 and now I have to keep her up late so she gets really tired. This is not fun. Oh and she has a heart condition so I hate letting her get worked up like that. I dont want to take a big step back and give it back to her, but I know she needs her sleep. How long should this last?

Thanks ladies!!!

Rachel - posted on 07/01/2009

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Okay I can't with the potty training the little girl because I have boys but My son had his binky till he was 3 then his aunt took him to a place like build-a-bear and let him pick out a teddy bear. The stuff it then he watched the binky go in it. He still had his security item but now in the form of the bear. Just remember to get rid of all the other ones at home first so she doesn't come home and find one. She may cry for the first night or two. If it doesn't work the bears usually just Velcro together so you can get it out.

Kristen - posted on 06/28/2009

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Ok ladies, thank you so much for your help and encouragement. We went shopping today with Mamaw and the binky disappeared ;) I told her that the binky fairy came and took it for little babies who needed it. She didnt nap without it, but she is asleep now without it. Hopefully it works!!!

Next I am going to tackle the potty training! yikes!

Sherry - posted on 06/24/2009

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We had visits from the "Binky Fairy". It started as the binkies would get worn out - 1 at a time, they would go under the pillow for her. She would come and leave my son little matchbox cars ;) We told him that she had to collect old binkies and get them ready for the new babies (it helped that my sis-in-law was pregnant and we were preparing him for his new cousin). It was hard the first night, but once he figured out the routine, he loved it. The last binky left in March with a celebration and a special treat from the Binky Fairy! If only potty training were as easy!!!

Kayla - posted on 06/23/2009

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Hey Kristen! To be honest, when I weaned my girls (both one 18 month, the other 32 months) I first lost it on our vacation, when I bought more I had decided to not give it to them unless absolutely necessary. If you keep your daughter occupied with something fun she won't even notice her paci is missing. I am on 3 1/2 weeks now and my oldest is just now asking about her paci, I tell her I threw it away. lol. She just says "Aw, man." and doesn't worry about it anymore!! The only way I knew to do it was to go cold turkey. We tried cutting the nipple of it off (like someone had told us) she then blamed my husband for breaking it, we also tried to go by the farmer's almanac as we were advised as well, hot sauce definitely didn't work (she loves it,) and so I just went cold turkey... It's going to be hard, but it should work. Hope this helped!

Amber - posted on 06/22/2009

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Hi Kristen, my daughter is 21 months tomorrow and we began introducing her "potty" now for about 2 months. I first bought it and put it in the bathroom, but did not say anything. I wanted her to discover it and figures out what it was on her own. We kept it low key until she sat on it and it sang to her. She loved it. Today will mark the third day of our trainning and she is going great. I normally don't give her sweet treats, but I figured lets try. Everytime she goes potty in the potty, she is given 1/4 of a Circus Peanut (yes I know they are just colored sugar). I ask her every 15-20 minutes to go potty with me and I go too. My daughter seems to want to be covered up with a towel. She did have an accident this afternoon and she not me was unset; running to her room and depanding "UP~UP" when she reached her changing table. I think because she is being rewarded with something she likes and doesn't normally get is some of the reason for the success. I also tell her I am very proud of her and we squeeze. Verbal praise gets her to do almost anything for me - clean up, brush hair, and now potty.



I hope I have given some help, I'll keep you posted on her progress.

Heather - posted on 06/22/2009

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Hey there! I know that it can be very frustrating with the potty training!! She will use the potty in her time, when she is ready! I can say that I believe that it is best to go right to panties and not mess around with pull-ups!! It is a messy couple of days!! But well worth it!!

As for the binky, I cut a small hole in the tip of my little boys, and allowed him to have it. I did it when he was not looking, obviously. When he went to get his nuk, (that is what we called it) he realized it was broken. I told him that it was because his big boy teeth were so sharp that they got a hole in it. He carried it around for a few hours and would put it in his mouth for a few seconds every once in a while. But that day he was over it. Good luck!! I hope that helps you in some way!

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