By Becki Whitaker - Posted on Mar 16, 2012 10 0 We gradually worked down to the pacifier only being in the crib and car, then just the crib. On their 2nd birthday, we took them each to Build-a-Bear and let them pick out a stuffed animal. My sons watched the employee put the pacifier in (we used one with a cover and made sure to send it through the dishwasher first). The employees there did a great job both times. At bedtime when he asked for his pacifier, we reminded him that it was inside the stuffed animal. Our older son actually accepted that and went to sleep. The 2nd and 3rd nights were a little rough, but then he was fine. There was a bit more of a transition for the 2nd son, but he accepted it and went to bed without much trouble within a week. If you try this method, just make sure you throw away all of the other pacifiers in the house first so a) your child won't find one and start using it and b) you won't be tempted to give in to their crying and just give them a spare. 2 By Leighanne Goodman - commented on Mar 16, 2012 12 21 oh I love this idea!!