any tricks to take the paci away !
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Michelle - posted on 01/24/2010
we took the binki away with my first at around 6mos.. when he cut his first two teeth. i let him keep it until they were in fully, just to help with the pain, then they were gone cold turkey. he's never fussed or missed them. plan on doing the same with this one
Sara - posted on 01/24/2010
I did pu t a hole in the tip of the paci of the kid I nannied for because he was almost four and still using it all day! It worked great!! he turned to me and said, "It's broke!" After all his pacis "broke" he was done with them!
Jen - posted on 01/24/2010
Hi, there. I have a thumb-sucker, but my niece was addicted to her pacifier. What her mom did was go a step further than cut off the end of the nipple to make the nuk unpleasant; she blamed it on the dishwasher. She took away a few a day (she had a huge collection) and put on a show about how it was "da bad disswassah!" My niece took out her fury on the appliance and not her parents. It's sneaky, yes. It's also effective.
Katie - posted on 01/23/2010
I haven't tried this myself yet (just too tired to be completely honest!!!) but someone once told me to cut off a little tiny piece of the nipple part. This person told me that it would cause the child to stop liking it so much and lose interest in it on their own. I would be really curious to see if it works!
Nicole - posted on 01/19/2010
Tricks no. Suggestions to help sure!
I have been working in child care for 11 years and there is no easy magic fast way to get rid of the paci. I don't look forward to doing this with my son either.
What I found works best is first limiting the amount of time that the paci is acceptable.
Generally if the child has had it 24/7 then start by removing it (and keep it out of sight!!) for an hour at a time and never when outside playing. Then expand to the paci only being allowed at sleeping times (we've also been allowing it right before dinner time because our son gets so cranky). And then eventually phase it out of nap and then bedtime.
Cold turkey is mean in my opinion.
And when choosing a time to reduce paci time and removing it completely when you get to that point, make sure there aren't other major changes happening within the home. ie don't start this process in the middle of holidays or moving ect.
Hope that helps!
Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010
hide them, put them away. we just took our daughters away almost 3 weeks ago, they say by the third day they will have forgotten about it. dont mention the word, and they will forget. depending on how dependent you child is for the bink. My daughter liked to having it in the car and when she sleeps. we just took it way during the day for a few days an gave it too her at nap and bed time, then stopped the nap time bink for a day or so then both. and she completely forgot out it. the longer you wait the harder the habit is to break
Wendy - posted on 01/17/2010
I've heard cold turkey is the best solution, as children generally have a short attention span. (my son just gave his up around 7 months, so I didn't have the problem myself) .. But I have 3 sisters who have kids as well, and among various methods, just making them disappear worked best. A few days at most of complaints and crying, and they just forgot or stopped caring about it. They will find another security item fast enough, be it a toy or blanket or book or something.
Sara - posted on 01/16/2010
I broke my daughter of the paci at 9 mos. since she was losing them in the night and waking me up to help her find them. I just took them all away at her nap. Then at night as well. It was 2 days of crying and upset then it was over. I had a friend who had told me that is how it went with her kid so that worked for both of us. A week later she had a cold and I tried to give her the paci to settle her and she would not take it! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Ginger - posted on 01/16/2010
i just recently broke my daughter. she was only getting it at bed time and nap time and sometimes in the car. then one day we went outside and played and ran so at nap time she was good and tired so she feel asleep without it. since nap time went ok i didn't give it to her at bed time. the next day i figured if we had gone 1 day w/o it we could go 2 and she hasn't had it since. the few nights it was a little harder than usual to get her to settle down, the paci was kinda the thing that said ok time to be quite, but each night she's going to sleep easier and easier. I was just never ready to say "no more paci" and throw them away but she was actually pretty easy.
Theresa - posted on 01/14/2010
I've limited my daughter to only being allowed to have the Binki for sleeping or in the car seat. I do make exceptions if she is sick or hurt, then she can have it on my lap. When she is 2- 2 1/2 I plan on having her get rid of it totally. I did the same thing with my older boys and it worked. I would tell them it was icky and they should throw it away. Eventually each of them threw it in the garbage. They were sad at bedtime when they remembered they threw it, but accepted it. My daughter is funny I go in to get her up from sleeping and she knows to put her pacifier down before I'll pick her up. When I first started to limit it to the crib she would want to go sit in there to play just so she could have her Binki, after 10-15 minutes she would want out again. Hope that helps.