Tracy - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
Tracy - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
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Jontae - posted on 02/12/2010
I took my daughter's pacifier away a little at a time. At first she would only get the pacifier at daycare and at bed time, then she would only get it at bed time. Then one weekend, i just took it away completely. I did it on a weekend because i knew that the first couple of days would be bad but after that she never wanted it again.
Caitie - posted on 02/11/2010
Cut the very tip off of the pacifier. It loses it's "suck" and she will hopefully spit it out, if not, there is a product at walgreens called Thumb, you just "paint" it on to every pacifier she has, and she WILL NOT suck it, the stuff is gross and bitter, but it wont upset her stomach, it is just a yucky taste.
Samantha - posted on 02/11/2010
my daughter loved her binkie! one day we just threw them all away because i had heard that it could affect her teeth. it was hard for a few days with the whining and crying, but within a week she forgot all about them.
Sequoia - posted on 02/10/2010
just take it away! whenever i need to change something in my daghters "routine" I prepare "myself" first.......I always tell myself that everything takes a week and to expect her to take that long to adapt. It usually doesnt end up taking a week but it keeps me sane, patient and understanding. Having that mental peep talk to remind myself that she isn't just going to listen and do as I say right off the bat....She is human. And always...once she tries whatever we are "changing" and sees for herself a few times that it is okay, she is all for it and everything falls in line. I feel that not pushing her and letting her take the time is also building trust between us.
Toni - posted on 02/10/2010
Just take it!
At 11-12 months. I would skip there nap the first day, then at bedtime they are so tired that they just fall asleep. They younger they are the better, they get over it easier, as they get older they are way more attached. Good luck.
Phany-Gabriella - posted on 02/09/2010
We had a huge problem with the pacifier as well. My daughter at four and a half she wanted one in her mouth and one to hold in her hand. She already has an open bite and we tried everything to give it up but nothing worked. I took her to the dentist 20 days ago and he explained to her what will happen if she doesn't give it up and he was quite firm with me as well for letting this go on for so long. We both got a scare (my daughter and I) and we decided that she will give it up. We made a deal that for every five days she will be without a pacifier she can get a small gift. We made a calendar and posted it on the fridge and every day before she goes to school she sticks a sticker for the day and night before. This seems to work so far and I am so proud of her because I have an 18month old at home who uses a pacifier and this makes it even harder for her. I believe that the hardest thing is for the mom to take the big decision and be ready not to give in to their crying and begging. It's for their own good. Good Luck!
Michele - posted on 02/09/2010
My dentist said there is no such thing as an orthodontically sound pacifier. They all cause some type of dental concerns. Take it away cold turkey and expect 3-5 days of crankiness and a few sleepless nights. My 18-month old was using hers daily, and then we went to the dentist. She has an open bite, and this will only get worse if we don't ditch the pacifier now. We are planning to do it over the long (presiden't day) weekend. Either that or save your money for braces, palette expanders, and who-knows-what else!
Lauren - posted on 02/09/2010
My twins were 1 1/2 and still attached to them, I tried cutting them, dipping them in vinegar, etc. and nothing worked. So, we waited until they were going to their grandmother's house overnight, and just didn't send pacifiers with them. The change of scenery kept them distracted, and when they came back the next day they didn't seem to notice they weren't getting them anymore. You may have to try a few different methods, kids respond to things differently and it would be worth the effort.
Laura - posted on 02/09/2010
Get her to put them in a fancy bag for the fairies and tell her there will be a surprise waiting for her and that the fairies are giving them to new born babies.....
Colleen - posted on 02/09/2010
I starting telling my 2 1/2 yr old daughter it was going to be time to give her pacies to the "Babies"...I was telling her this for a few months.... but before I took them away she had fallen on the ice and split her top lip and she didnt like the feel of the pacie for a few days. So when she asked for it after her lip was better I decided to tell her I gave them to the babies cuz she hurt her lip, to see how she would handle it..and she asked again and cried breifly and then I side tracked her with a toy. She did ask for about 3 days straight when she would go to bed but I just kept saying the same thing...You can try telling your daughter she has to give them to the babies soon too, to try to get her slowly used to it..or the suggestion of cutting the tip off of the pacie has worked for friend of mine as well.
Lisa - posted on 02/09/2010
I cut the end of my oldest daughters pacifier and told her it was broken. Then I had her throw it in the garbage. Then we called grandma and told her all about the broken pacifier and grandma played along. When she would ask for it, I would remind her it was broken and that was it. No crying, nothing. But, make sure that you get rid of all of them / or hide them before you try this. I have other friend who have done this and it worked like a charm for them too.
Tammy - posted on 02/09/2010
I also started with removing it during the day at home, them the car and then naps and bed time I think it took a few months but it work well. But once you start you can not go back on it. I hate seeing a older toddler with one, I think that it is for parents that are lazzy or dont what there babies to grow up. It is easier to give them it then to deal with some crying.
Corinne - posted on 02/08/2010
If you cut the nipples then they don't get suction that they enjoy!
Holly - posted on 02/08/2010
Have you tried asking her to put them into a bag and telling her that you are giving them to the babies that need them?? that's how mine did it and she was proud to be a big girl and help the little babies
Amanda - posted on 02/08/2010
If your baby is old enough to understand, just cut the end off and say that its broken now and get him\her to throw it away? I made my 3 year old throw his in rubbish so that he knew it was gone, it took a few days for him to get over it but in the end he did and now the dummy has gone for good!
Danielle - posted on 02/08/2010
just put them away. she will eventually calm herself down about the situation. my son took one until about 10 1/2 months. he had started baby food and starting drinking from a sippy cup so we thought it was time. we simply made them disappear from the house. then if he did see one in another child's mouth, he was uninterested. when we had our daughter we tried giving her binkies. she took them for about the first month. we paid attention to tanner thinking he might pick up the habit since they are available again. but he understood that they were for baby sissy and would instead pick them up and put them in her mouth. giving a baby a binkie for too long will introduce thumb sucking later. so the earlier you stop them, the better. babies have a short attention span. i would advise taking them away between 12 and 18 months. she will be old enough to discover other ways of comfort and not demand a binkie because she will soon forget about it in her attempts on walking and climbing.
Steffi - posted on 02/08/2010
i did some research on pacifier's before i had my son and many would make/give your child(ren) buck teeth so at first i would give him it a bit but then it just seemed dumb to buy any more so we never really gave him one...... so i dont have that problem
but my parent's used pacifier's on me when i was a baby and when i wouldn't give it up they just took it from me when i was sleeping and i didnt miss it maybe try that
Sequoia - posted on 02/08/2010
I just took my daughters away. Into the garbage they went so there were none in the house to give her. After a few days, she forgot all about it. I was amazed! However, there was alot of cring for about 3 days......just distract...offer something else.
Gina - posted on 02/08/2010
I got rid of my 2 yr old daughter's pacifiers by gradually "hiding" them from her sight for awhile. Since they were out of sight, she didn't ask for them. After about 2 weeks of her not having one, we sat her down & told her that she was a big girl & big girls don't need binky's. We even had her help us throw them away so she knew they were gone for good. After we did that, she was pretty happy & didn't ask them at all.
Angel - posted on 02/08/2010
we used christmas to get rid of my daugher we took it away christmas eve night after she fell asleep and when she got up christmas morning there was so much going on she never gave it a second thought, the only problem we had was naps shw didnt want to go to slepp with out it but she managed to do it and its been 2 months without it
Kathy - posted on 02/07/2010
Both of my kids were pacifier addicts! I agree with some of these other posts; I think a lot of it has to do with your child's age. My kids' doctor had a 15-month age cut off but both of my had one until around. I decided when they were about 1 1/2 years, I wasn't buying anymore and when the ones we had were gone, that was it. My son was just shy of 2 when we forgot his at grandma's house after he spent a weekend there; he never did ask for it. My daughter was just a month over 2 when we seriously lost her last one in the house somewhere. I was a bit more concerned with her so I sat her down right away and explained to her we had lost it and she wasn't going to have it at "night-night" time. I kept reiterating it time and time again and it was like she accepted that it was gone. The transition went well. I did find it behind the couch a couple of months later but I quickly disposed of it. I think it helps if they have another security item such as a blanket or doll. Good luck!
Kristina - posted on 02/07/2010
my oldest & middle I told them both I lost it & because my 2nd was almost 2 he helped me look & I just had to baby them to sleep untill it didnt bother them anymore! W/ my 3rd I only give it to him at night & im going to stop that soon too! Good luck & may god bless you & your family
Ami - posted on 02/07/2010
both of my daughters used binkys till 16 months at which point i started weening them. it takes 2 weeks first tell her binkys are only allowed in bed so if she wants it she has to get in bed at first she'll cry and want to be in bed but after about 2 days she'll know your serios about leiving them in the bed. soon time will get farther and farther between her wanting to get in bed because she will realize she can't play in bed. after 2 weeks let her throw the binkys away herself say bye bye no more binkys. your done!
Tracy - posted on 02/07/2010
Thanks everybody for your advice. Were going to give somethings a try and see what happens.
Jillian - posted on 02/07/2010
Depending on her age, I saw on Supper nanny once that they had the pacifier fairy come. The kids put all their pacifiers in a little baggy and put in a special place one night, and the next morning there was a little special treat in the bag for each kid.
Erika - posted on 02/06/2010
It all depends on the age I guess. I slowly started taking my son's away. He was only allowed to have it in his crib for naps and bed time. I finally took it away completely a few weeks ago. He was a bit upset the first night. The next day we took him to Build-A-Bear and he made his own Bear. I think buying something that your daugther will like will take her mind off of the pacifier. I do suggest to take it away as soon as possible. I'm going to take my daughter's away when she turns 1 in a few weeks.
Hope this helps a bit!
Lisa - posted on 02/06/2010
Depends on your daughters age. When my little boy was just over 2 we planted all of his pacifiers in a planter pot and the next day when he got up he had paci flowers which he loved taking care of.
Debbie - posted on 02/06/2010
depends on the age of your baby? personally if it was me and my daughter i wouldnt go cold turkey for the fact it could be her comfort. neither of our girls have had dummies but i have heard if you pock a hole with a pin in it the air goes and they cant suck on it as it loses it shape and they loose interest? but just dont offer it to her then she cant have it? if she is really unsettled try other things first then if not working offer her dummy to calm her then perhaps remove it after a while or after it falls/or is taken out? at the end of the day it doesnt effect their gums and teeth, and she wont still be walking around with it when shes 15 lol so dont stress. good luck xx
Elizabeth - posted on 02/06/2010
yes, just take it away and if she is old enough to understand why then explain to her that she no longer needs it. she'll get over it. i took my son's bottles away cold turkey, he was upset for a while and then he was over it.
Jane - posted on 02/06/2010
well, i dont really have any help, since my 2 yr grandaughter is the first to ever take one....let me just say, i am in no hurry to get rid of it......she uses it when she is upset, and will go lay in her bed with nunnyduck and calm hersefl down....and quite frankly, at 1 yr old they are still a baby....they need something to use to comfort themselves.... but then i believe every baby should be spoiled.....it is the only time in your life you can be spoiled like that......
Kayliecia - posted on 02/06/2010
Well, at 10 months i gradually took it away first it was during the day then it was at night and it was gone by 1 year old. I just took it away and told him that we are going to give the pacifier to other babies that need it and ive heard of moms cutting like the rubber part, i guess its so they aren't intrested anymore.