how to get rid of the binky

Kristie - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my daughter just turned 2 and still has a binky. i noticed she has actually stopped sucking on them and is now chewing them or just holding it in her mouth. i have tried to take it away but she has a fit. she only uses them at bedtime and won't sleep unless she has one. i'm due to have another baby march15 of this yr and i'm not sure if i should get rid of the binky now or after the baby is born. i have no clue how to even take it away. i have some people telling me get rid of it now and others telling me to wait until after the new baby is here because if i take ti away now she could rebel once the baby is born. what should i do. any ideas.

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Heather - posted on 01/28/2010

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I hate to say it but u have to take it now!! Both of my children got them taken when they were 18 months. they all just disappeared while they were sleeping. When they would cry for it, i would tell them i dont know where it is and go look. My oldest totally never asked for it after a while of searching and was done. But my youngest gave me about 3 sleepless nights. you have to be firm, tough, and not give in.

Allie - posted on 01/26/2010

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cut the tip off of all of them and tell her the 'fairy' of two years olds said that "when you're two you only need to have half a binky" eventually she'll get sick of it and stop. (that's just what my mom did sorry if you disagree.)

Catie - posted on 01/25/2010

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I took my daughters away before her first birthday, but what I did was found all the binkys in the house and put them up high, then I cut a little off the tip on one, and only let her use that one, then two days later I cut more off of it, she noticed this time and I acted liked I didn't notice anything wrong with it, I had to cut it one more time and then she just stopped wanting it

ALEXIA - posted on 01/24/2010

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with my daughter she was going to turn 2 when my son was born and same thing. i waited til aftr i had him..we went out of town and i told her we left it at grandpas. she ended up finding one so one day when she wasn't listening i told her i was going to throw it away..so i pretended to throw it away and she hasn't seen or asked for it since..its been 8 months.

Angie - posted on 01/24/2010

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I would wait until after you have the baby and then take it away cause if you take it now and that baby comes she will end up taking it from the baby...i had to do that but after i thought she doesn't need it anymore i cut the end off ..funny thing but mean she kept putting it back in her mouth and it kept falling out and she kept saying what happened??
Hopefully that helped

Christy - posted on 01/23/2010

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i would do it now if you wait i dont think it will go too well because things will be changing already with the new baby then throwing that on top. With my son we started with using it only at bed time then we eventually just took it away, we had to deal with a few nights of crying but after that he never wanted it again, he wont even use them now when my niece or nephew come over with them.

Kristie - posted on 01/23/2010

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aww that is such a cute idea.. i actually have a friend who had a baby 2 months ago and my daughter has actually been giving him her binky when he's around but then take sit back. so i'm thinking maybe when the baby is actually here march15th i cld get her to give it up to her sister. im not sure how it will work but i'm going to try that 1st if it doesnt work then something else. thank you so much for all the advice.

Annah - posted on 01/23/2010

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I just got my son off his baba (binky) in Sept. 7, 2009. I was at my parents house and I was tired of him having it so I asked my mom if she had any baby dolls and she did, so I told my son "You're a big boy now and you don't need it any more. Give your baba to the babies." He looked at me grind and said ok. Then he went to stick it in the babies mouth and took it back real quick. He then gave me a real nasty look and I said you don't need it right? He said nooooo, and gave it to the babies and he has not had one since. Now that was right before he turned 2 and he was talking in complete sentences and he under stood everything that was said to him. I have also heard about people putting them on balloon's and sending them to the babies that are in heaven and they need them more. I would google it and see what you get.

Kristie - posted on 01/22/2010

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lol i thought of doing that with my daughter but wasn't sure if she would understand what a binky fairy is. so i think i will try to tell her shes a big girl now the baby needs her binky now or something. thanks

Lauren - posted on 01/22/2010

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hi i would say both you could wait and them convince her that the new baby needs her binky ans see if shes willing to offer it to them or tell her the binky fairy is comin so you put the binky in a bag and have her help you hang it on a tree and wen she wakes up shell leave a present so wen she goes to look her binky is gone and there is a present (candy 1$ toy would work) i saw that on an episode of suppernany the 3 year old was doin the same and that idea worked for the kid

Kristie - posted on 01/22/2010

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ya my daughter use's her binky mostly in the car or for bed, but there are a lot of times she just wants to walk around the house with it hanging out the side of her mouth. i only worry because she has started to chew it and i worry she will choke on it. thank you for the advice.

Susan - posted on 01/22/2010

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I have a 2.5 year old boy who unfortunately is still using his binky, but like your daughter only uses it if he's in the car on long drives or when he's over-tired and when in bed. I also have another little boy who's now 9 months old and he's never used a bink. He steals his big brothers bink and that doesn't go over well, but it's just a joke to the little one. I wouldn't worry about taking the bink away from your daughter now. There are some things that she will revert back to when the baby arrives. I've heard a couple of good stories that have worked for my friends like when the Easter Bunny comes you'll have to give up your binky now that you're a big 2 year old. It's just reinforcement/consistency that works. I've also had other friends forget the b`ainky when they went on a trip and although a painful day or so, it worked. I personally don't think it's all that bad....especially since my son doesn't use it in public and it's slowly getting better....although other mom's may say different.

Gemma - posted on 01/22/2010

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hi ya i also have a 2 year old daughter she still has her blanky she wont go to bed with out it i dont mind her having it for bed but i dont really like her taking it out so iv stopped that but if she has a fit i do something to take her mind off thinking about it but i would just leave her with it if its only for bedtime x

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