Taking away pacifer!

Helen - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I need help taking the pacifier (bobo) away from my soon to be 2 year old?

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Naomi - posted on 11/25/2009

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Ever since my son was 1, we only used the pacifier during naptime and bedtime. When he was up and about, we never did the pacifier. At about 21 months, he started chewing through them. We showed him the chewed through parts, told him they were broken and yucky and that he couldn't use them anymore. We gave them to him as we all walked to the trash can. He put them in his mouth for one last suck and threw them away on his own. His stuffed animals have become the replacement, and we haven't had a problem since.

Denise - posted on 11/25/2009

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Had a few friends use the father christmas trick posted below and it really seems to work. Good luck

Rachel - posted on 11/24/2009

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i got rid of the dummy at 1year, and just went cold turkey. to be honest he didnt really notice. good luck :)

Lisa - posted on 11/24/2009

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My son was 2 when we got him off of his nuk. He would always bite it. If he dropped it he knew we always had a spare (or two or three) in our bag. So one day after he was biting it he dropped it. I gave him a new one and went and washed the one he dropped. Instead of washing it I cut off the part he sucked on. When he dropped the current one, I gave him back the one I cut. He was upset that it was 'broke'. We told him that he bit it off. We then cut a couple of them so he seen he 'bit' them off. He never looked back, even for bedtime that night! Three years later we are still finding nukies that disappeared on us! Good luck! :)

Lindsey - posted on 11/24/2009

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I read a cute story in my parenting magazine from a mom that had their toddler help package up all their pacifiers in a box and ship them to the "binky fairy" to give to new babies that needed them more. :)

Sarah - posted on 11/24/2009

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with my 2 eldest, I took them away on christmas eve I asked them to put it next to father christmas's mince pies and the reindeers carrots, I said the new babies needed them now and if they left them there father christmas would swap them with presents for big boys/girls. christmas night they asked for them but that was it they took to it really easy and just remember not to give in no matter how much they want them throw all of them out so your not tempted to give them one

Josefine - posted on 11/23/2009

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Hi, I'm going to start the same thing with my daughter in the new year, she just turned 2. I have heard that introducing the dummy fairy works too so I am going to try that. Talk about it for a while then once your little one understands what is going to happen explain that the dummy fairly will leave a present in place of the dummy. Not sure what present to leave, some say a soft toy or charm bracelet etc. Hope that helps...

Candice - posted on 11/23/2009

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i got lucky my lil one "kicked the habit" at 8 months but what i have seen works is if you give them something to replace it. i.e mum mums, snack, sippy cup. and hugs, lots of hugs and if you make it a game a child is less likely to freak out over it.

Taina - posted on 11/23/2009

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I took my sons off by just giving it to him for bedtime and then stopped giving it to him at all. I mean if he sees one then he will named it but nothing like him crying for it

Bonnie - posted on 11/23/2009

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I started taking the pacifier away from my daughter during the day, starting when she woke up. I made it a nap and night time thing (if she asked for it, which she always did!) From there, it becomes a little easier.

Meredith - posted on 11/23/2009

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my sister in law told me that weening can work. tell them only at bedtime and nap time. then slowly move towards no pacifier at all. right now i;m slowly taking it from her during the day and giving it to her sometimes when we are away from home. then at nap and bedtime...will let you know how this works out. ps at daycare they only give it to my daughter at nap time. hope this helps!

Theresa - posted on 11/23/2009

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lucky enuff for me we didnt use pacifiers. But my niece and friends kids were addicted. They made up a (bobo)monster and said that he took it away, it was tough at first but it worked..and the other did like they do when getting rid of bottles. They cut off all the nipples of the pacifiers and then the kids weren't able to suck, therefore they just finally stopped trying..goodluck, hopefully something works for you

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