Mikayl - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
Mikayl - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
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Melanie - posted on 04/14/2009
Nancy is right about throwing it away but what I did was let him throw it away right into the garbage truck ! Then the garbage man let my son press the button to crush the garbage and poof it was gone. He thought it was realy cool to press the button and was all excited about throwing the pacifier away, so l8tr when he wanted it back I said sorry you threw it away and there was no argument :) Talk to your garbage man I'm sure they'll let you everyone loves kids especially helping parents out :D
Stacy - posted on 04/14/2009
I started out by cutting a small hole in the tip of all my sons binkies, when he realized they all had a hole in them he didnt want them anymore. I felt kinda mean, but it worked.
Brenda - posted on 04/14/2009
the way that worked the best for my family was the child was only allowed to have the pacifer at nap time and bedtime and only while in their beds to begin with and then after two weeks only at bedtime and then after two weeks not at all
Tehmina - posted on 04/13/2009
My mother in law took our son on a short holiday when he was two and a half and when they returned we simply said they forgot to bring it back and amazingly he understood it was too far away and didnt ask for it again...mybe you could try it by going somewhere like the zoo and say u forgot it...good luck!!!
Thatcher - posted on 04/13/2009
My daughter gave it to the Easter Bunny and of course the two inights after that were very difficult but we managed strongly. Get a way of convincing the child and prepare her well, you can use things like the fairies and all that but get a fairy present for the child, pacifier against a present.
Zelma - posted on 04/13/2009
I 'lost ' my sons pacifier. took him less than two days to get over it. it's not as difficult as you might think. children adapt quite easily.
Alison - posted on 04/13/2009
I have a 2 1/2 year old that was so attached to her pacifier that she would throw a fit if she could not find it. We finally decided that it was time to get rid of it. My husband decided to take it the weekend I had to work, so I was not around to see her fits! He told her that the pacifier fairy took her pacifiers to give to babies that need them, and since she was not a baby anymore she did not need them. While she was sleeping that night I left a present for her from the pacifier fairy. She woke up the next morning very excited about her gift that she did not care about the pacifier anymore. She's asked a couple of times for it, but we tell her she is a big girl now and do not need them.
Karen - posted on 04/13/2009
I cut a small hole in my daughter's. She realized that it didn't work anymore and forgot about it. Then we gave it to the Binky Fairy...she thought that the binky fairy fixed it and that it went to a new little baby.
Alexandra - posted on 04/13/2009
My Daughter was about the same age when we took hers away. My mom and i sat her down and explainded to her that she was a big girl now so she didnt need it anymore, then we took it away during the day and just gave it to her at night. After a couple days We told her how well she was doing and how proud we were of her and if she was a big girl about it and threw them all away we would take her to buy a big girl toy she liked, So we went around the house collected all the pacifiers and she threw them in the trash, she wasn't happy about it for a couple nights, but she got used to it.
Tina - posted on 04/13/2009
My first baby which is now 7 was the only one who would even use a pacifier. He was about 2 1/2 when we finally had enough. He kept losing them behind our bed so one morning I gathered all of them up & hide them. He started going longer & longer without a paci so eventually he stopped looking. Im glad my other 2 never liked them even in the hospital. Good Luck.
Sherri - posted on 04/13/2009
I too tried the cutting off the tip, however it didn't work with my little one. We tried taking it away at certain times of the day when she wouldn't need it. For example, we taught her that her binky had to stay in bed. If she got out of bed, she put her binky on her bed. She was not allowed to have it while she was playing or eating at the table. Once that was doing well, we moved to the next phase which was binky was only allowed at bed time in the evening and not at nap times. She was a little more challenging at first, however once we substituted her binky with another "security" item she began to adjust well. She would be given the option of the binky or the new security item. (allow the child to go with you to pick this new special item and explain to them this will be for the big boy/girl they are becoming because binkies are for little babies.) After I would say about 6 months she had forgotten the binky completely and never asked for it again. Some may take longer, however I spoke with my pediatrician and he stated as long as they get rid of the binky by age 5, there is no worries. We didn't start getting rid of binky until 3 because she was in the hospital lots and had two surgeries so the nurses gave it to her often, however once I started the plan with elminating it steps at a time it worked. She is still 3 and no longer has the binky.
Rebekah - posted on 04/13/2009
I plan on stop using pacifiers at age one. The way I will do it, they will all disappear. I will tell my son that the pacifier fairy has come and taken away all the pacifiers to give to other babies who need them. I'll even put fairy dust around the house and give him a different prize to be a new security.
Celina - posted on 04/13/2009
Yes cut the nipple off all the pacifiers and say the binky fairy took them back for new babies.. It took one day for my daughter to get over it.
Bobbie Jo - posted on 04/13/2009
With my first son.....I just took it away and dealt with the crying for the first 2-3 days. All will be forgotten by your little one in those couple of days. The hardest part is for you listening to the crying and not giving in......The cutting the tip thing has worked for others I know, I felt it was just postponing the end result.
Dana - posted on 04/13/2009
Anyone have advice on getting rid of a pacifier?
My daughter was given her pacifier in the hospital.We thought we would only use it for a short while,but it turned in to a security thing for her.I didnt have the heart to take it away so I cut the tip off the pacifier and continued to give it to her.It didnt feel the same to her so she said my broke and put it in the trash her self,never to ask for it again!
Stephanie - posted on 04/13/2009
This is something I heard from someone, so I'm not sure if it actually works. You're supposed to cut the end of the pacifier (the part he sucks on) off little by little. That way he still has some of it but your slowly getting rid of it at the same time. You may want to see if you can find more info about this or if anyone has tried this, please respond. Good luck!
Nancy - posted on 04/13/2009
I've heard that cutting the tip off the end will help. Just throw it away, but if your child is smart, don't let them watch you do it. I read that you should show them when you throw it away...but if they are anything like my child, they just went to the trash later on when you're not there and dig it out of the trash. With him, we were in a 2 hour car ride home and we lost it in the car!! (later to find out that it fell waaay under the seat) Imagine that! But we let him cry, and after a while he was fine, so I never bought another one.
Mikayl - posted on 04/13/2009
my son will be 2 in July. he relies on him pacifier all the time, if he doesnt have his pacifier in this mouth hm hands are in him mouth and then he starts bitting his own arm!! He has drawn blood before from him bitting himself!!! Anyone have and advice??