How do I get rid of the binky?? any good ideas other than cold turkey or only at night???

Nikole - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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Treyton will be 2 in Decemeber, and is so attached to the darn binky..he has a serious overbite and gap, and I feel that he is not learning to speak well like he should bc of that darn thing..please help!!!!

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Cheyenne - posted on 06/10/2010

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i read that if he wants his binky u tell him that he can have it for as long as he wants but he has to stay in one spot. like his crib/bed and have nothing else around him except his binky. then when hes done he cant have it until he wants it agian. so u have control, well some of it. sooner or later he will get tired of just sitting there with a binky and nothing else

Dustie - posted on 06/08/2010

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I have 3 kids and ALL 3 LOVED there paci!!!! My oldest was like 2 1/2 when I got him broke. I explained to him that once it broke he was NOT getting a new one adn he said okay. So one day when he was taking a nap (we had already taken all the paci's except teh one in his mouth) I took the paci and cut the tip off. When he woke up he stuck it in his mouth made an awful face and said "it's broke". I told him okay if it's broke it has to go in the trash. He said you throw it away mommy but I wouldn't. It took him about 2 hours to throw it in the trash himself but we have been paci free from that point on!! Not even any crying. Child number 2 lost his favorite paci and just wouldn't take another one so that was pretty easy except that he did cry and child number 3 well she still has hers and I'm getting ready to do teh "broke" method for her!! GOOD LUCK

Jessica - posted on 06/07/2010

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I went cold turkey with my daughter around three months so i dont really know much about doing it when they are older and more attached, but my nephew was attached to his for awhile. my aunt took all his binkys to the store with them and told him he could have a hotwheel for each binky, but he had to give them to the worker and wouldnt have them anymore. it worked for them maybe you could trade in his binky for something else likes. hope you find something that works for both of you. good luck

CRYSTAL - posted on 06/06/2010

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my daughter is 7 months old now...when she was i think 6 1/2 months old we only gave her the binky at nap time and bed time ...then a week later we just took it away from her yes she cryed and was really fussy but she is ok now ... at nap time and bed time we feed her then she goes to bed... i guess im luck

Lauren - posted on 05/28/2010

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good luck is all ill say! my daughter is almost 7 and still has a binky...she only has "him" for bed though so im ok with it...i still have a teddy lol...if its not doing any harm then dont worry about it...your child will give it up when they're comfortable :)

Kortney - posted on 05/27/2010

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If you know anyone that has an infant you could try having him give it to the baby.

Ali - posted on 05/27/2010

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I used the Dummy Fairy technique (after watching Super Nanny) with my son, and it worked a treat but I bought a kit from www.dummyfairies.com. It was just beautiful. It's completely made from scratch for your toddler. They get a letter in the post, a dummy bag, fairie dust and everything. Nate had about 15 dummies and wouldn't sleep without one. It was fabulous. A :-)

Melanie - posted on 11/20/2009

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my just turned 3 year old girl is still attached to it at bed time she has to have it...i dont really no how to get rid of it either

Tannesia - posted on 11/20/2009

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a dentist told me for my 2 yr old to cut a small hole into it and gradually make it bigger. I tried it and it worked, at first she cried but the third night she did not even want it anymore

Dawnetta - posted on 11/19/2009

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I read a magazine article where someone took the child to build-a-bear & made a binkey bear with the binkeys in the paws so that the binkeys would become a different object of affection, not sure it would work, but its an idea!

Tricia - posted on 11/19/2009

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cut the tip off. it reduces the sucking action for them and they will not want it anymore.

Sharon - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son Andrew is Autistic and getting him to give his up was a nightmare. We finally went the binky fairy route and it was something we discussed over a month or so. I also, during that time ended up taking his binky out ofd his bed once he crashed and made a show of looking for it. Sometimes he would get tired of waiting and slip back off to sleep. We spoke about how the fairy gives the binky to a new baby who may need one and worked to assure him that he would be OK. The day came and he put the binky in a container for the fairy. In the container in the morning---don't laugh- a pack of Pokemon cards and a Bakugan ball. He wants to be like his big sister and so he got "big boy" toys.

It was some work, but worth it in the end. Good luck to you

Lauren - posted on 11/18/2009

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my 2 year old still has hers and I have tried all of the above to no avail as well. She calls them Papas, and will actually say "papas for babies" but then laugh and call herself a baby. I tried the fairy thing and she tells me "no big girl, baby". I tried cutting the nipples off of two and she just threw a bigger tantrum for nearly 4 hours. Tried vinegar and she loved it, she eats anything and everything even bell peppers! I have not had any luck whatsoever so I have just cut down to only in bed and she has to have it every time she goes to bed or if she is sick I let her have it. My 5 almost 6 year old was able to just give it to a baby friend and then never want them again. Now this one has actually taken a paci from her cousins saying "my papas". Good luck to you!

Tabitha - posted on 11/18/2009

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cut the nipple off of it.... i have heard that its important for them to get rid of it themsevles... you could always try to explain that they are big now and thats for babies and they should give them to the babies that dont have binkys!

Lori - posted on 11/18/2009

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Yes, I will never forget the Binky nightmare..... Molly ( my now 4 yr. old) was then 2. I had tried everything. Nothing would work, she fould all the hiding places, she had a fit in the store if we went down the ile with the binky's in them. So we did something different. We cut the tip of it off. Everyday we cut a little more off. Still be careful with the store the and keep one around for emergencies.
Good Luck........
Lori

Kelli - posted on 11/18/2009

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I also watched the Supper Nanny show where they did the fairy thing. Scooped all the binky's up and put them in a bag and hung it on a tree outside. Next day, the little girl went outside to see if the fairy had taken them and SHE HAD, but she left her a gift in place of them. I had a 2 yr old that just took his at nap and bedtime, but I thought I would try that. My husband was against the "fairy" thing since he was a boy so we told him SuperMan was coming to take them to some other BABY boys who needed them. We left them in a bag in our living room and the next morning he had a SUPERMAN ball in its place... He never even asked about them!! Children are brilliant and understand so much more than we give them credit for! My sister had a pond out in the front of her house and her little boy used to LOVE to watch the geese fly in. Her way of getting rid of his was to tell him the geese took them. It worked! You just have to find an interest of your little one and try to apply it and if you find something they really like, most of the time they don't have a problem giving their "things" over to it!! lol... if that makes sense!! I have also heard of people cutting tiny pieces off the nipple, a little tiny bit every day... eventually there is not enough there to suck and they don't want it anymore. Hope these ideas help... good luck!! I'd be interested in which way you decide to go and what works for you out of ALL the good ideas you have been given by everyone!!

Ruth - posted on 11/18/2009

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I have on 1-year-old down to naps and bedtime. I'll give it another year, and if it hasn't gotten lost or broken (we only have 1, and I won't buy any more), it will either have an 'accident', or we might try the "Big girls don't need pacifiers" line.

Patricia - posted on 11/18/2009

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My daughter loved her binky. We used the BINKY FAIRY to get her off of the binky. She let it go when she was almost 3. We discussed this over a few months. We got rid of all but one. We told her that if she left her binky on the window ledge the Binky Fairy would leave her the gift that she wanted most in return. We discussed this very special gift, cut out pictures, saw on TV, saw at stores. Finally, we made her put it on the ledge herself. After two tries and two nights, she left it on the ledge w/no tears. The next morning she received a Dora Backpack the next morning. She has not gone back.

Natasha - posted on 11/18/2009

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I recently got rid of my 19 month old's binky...he had two...the first one had a tear in it so i threw it away and then he lost the second one...and i refused to buy anymore...so whenever he would cry i would just comfort him until he stopped...a month later i found it under the bed and i wanted so badly to give it to him but i immediately threw it in the trash...he has been fine without it.

Morgan - posted on 11/18/2009

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dip them in white vinegar, let them dry, and usually the taste will drive him crazy and eventually even though he has access to them he wont want them because they taste bad. Redipping will be necessary after he tries to use them.

Mikayl - posted on 11/18/2009

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This is what I did, I reduced it down to nap time and night time. When he wakes up you put it in a place where he will not and can not get it. When its time to go to bed you take him over to it and make him pick it up. Put him to bed and as soon as he went to sleep for the night I would sneak in and take his Binky. He would wake up with out it and completely froget about it. I only did that for about 4 days. If he doesnt look for it I would just through it away and if he looks for it give it back and keep asking him if he want to through it away in the trash. Tell him only BABIES have Binkys. Your a BIG BOY so you dont need it!!! Good Luck and I hope it works for you just like it did for me.

Shannon - posted on 11/18/2009

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My oldest had a binky till she was about 11 months. It was real easy to get rid of it with her. I had just had my 2nd child and he refused to take one. I explained to my daughter that if the baby doesn't need a binky then a big girl like her didn't need one either. We walked around the house and found them all and threw them away. And that was that. But now I have another and he is 10 months old and attatched to his binky as well and I think I am just going to have to throw them away one day and deal with the crying for a couple of days or so.

Chasity - posted on 11/18/2009

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There are 2 options I know that work, The first one I saw on an episode of Super Nanny (the tv show). You scoop up all the pacifiers in a net and let your child know that the "paci fairy" is going to come while he's sleeping and take them to some other child that doesn't have any paci's. It worked wonderful on the show and my aunt actually used this with her 2 year old son and said it worked great. I know this second option may sound a little harsh, but you could just take them and throw them away. Yes, there will be crying, screaming, and temper tantrums. He will survive. I did this to my son 2 weeks after his 1st birthday (the bottle was the week of his birthday). He cried for about 2 hours and then he was fine. I know, I know, it sounds cruel, but I was so glad to have just got it over with. Kinda like a band aid. Hope this helps!

Kortney - posted on 11/17/2009

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Definitely reduce when he is able to have it. We made it so that when our son wanted the binky he had to sit in one spot and that spot only like a highchair. since he is probably a active litte guy he won't love being confined to a seat to have it and will be over it.

Jane - posted on 11/03/2009

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I'm from australia so I assuming that by binky you mean pacifier? We call them dummy's here hehe...My little nephew still had his dummy @ 4 years ( riduculous I know but you just couldn't tell his mum)...Anyway, they finally decided to get rid of it to the "dummy fairy"...they explained that she was the same as the "tooth fairy", and that she comes to collect the dummy and take it away for new babies to have. When he checked under his pillow the next morning and found $$ instead of his dummy, he was pretty happy and has never asked for it again!!

Suzanne - posted on 11/03/2009

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i think now it's getting close to christmas you should explaine that he is going to be such a big grown boy and that santa will be comming soon and for santa to leave a nice big boy present under the christmas tree he has to put his dinky's on the tree for santa to take away...something along they lines...i have never given my sons a dinky so i 'm not sure how he will react but i hop e this advice will help you out a little, take care and let me know how you get on :)

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