Saying Bye-bye to the paci....*sigh*

Angella - posted on 12/04/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son will be a year old on the 18th and the DR said we need to start getting rid of the paci and only give it to him for nap/bedtime and eventually then it'll have to go to. I want to get him weaned off it before within the next few months because baby #2 is due in june and i don't want paci conflicts there.

However, he's very paci-dependent and sometimes it is the only thing that will console or calm him down, any suggestions would be very much welcomed. (if i don't thank you, thank you in advanced! because i will probably not be back online until Wednesday)

Thanks again!!

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Jeanne - posted on 12/05/2008

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Hi my first daughter was very dependent on hers. She actually lost it and I just explained that we couldn't go and buy anymore. She cried a couple times when she asked I explained to her that it was lost and that was the end. My second daughter was not that dependent on it so she didn't really care when I took it away. They say it helps sometimes too if you explain that they are a big boy or girl and those are for babies and then actually give them to a baby.

Sabrina - posted on 12/04/2008

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I just took the paci from my son.. He is 2 1/2.. He was starting to get a overbit from his paci.. He only took them at night and for naps, too.. The way I did it, might not work because your son is still young. I cut the paci tips off and left the bottom of the paci in his bed and threw out the nipple part. When he came to be he saw them and I said they were broken.. and Daddy will fix them when he gets home( he is a pilot so he was on a trip for a few days). When daddy came home DS told him they were broken ans daddy said he would try to fix them.. DS never said another word about them.. He was VERY attached to the paci. He would wake up in the middle of the night crying because he couldn't find the paci.. We have had no issues with that.. Does your DS have a stuffed animal or someother "lovie"he sleeps with? That can help with the change.. Let us know how it goes.. I would just take your time at taking the paci away.. My Dr said to take it away also at a year old but she never pushed for it... I just went cold turkey.. sometimes that is the best way...Good luck..

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