Ashley - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )
Ashley - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )
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Charlene - posted on 02/03/2010
This worked for my friens boy, thank god my son was never attached to that thing lol but this is what she did, she found out that after him chewing on it it would eventually pop a hole in it and he said it was bad, so she cut small holes into all of them, and when they were gone they were gone, Good luck let me know how it goes!
Brandie - posted on 02/03/2010
Shortly after my sons first birthday I brought him 2 new binky's. He lost both of them in one day! So i sent his dad out later that night to buy him a new one, needless to say my son didnt like that one(it was a little diffrent from his old ones). So i said that was it, no more binky's. He cried a little the first two nights by the third night he went to sleep no problem. It was more me, having to deal with the crying to fall asleep. But he got over it an so did i.
Belinda - posted on 02/03/2010
With my Daughter we wrapped it up and hung it on the Christmas tree for Santa to take and told her that he makes new toys from it. Next morning she woke up with a special letter and present from Santa. Worked a treat. Good luck but don't give in you have to be persistent.
Julie - posted on 02/03/2010
Sorry to hear about your problem with the pacifier.. I was very lucky both my daughter at 6 months just spit out their pacifiers. But the advice I would give you is, to tell your children that the pacifier fairy..kinda like the tooth fairy needs the pacifier to give to another child that needs it. and when they give it up give them a gift/prize and tell them they are big kids and only little kids need pacifiers. Hopefully this all helps or someone elses helps.
Jamie - posted on 02/03/2010
Explain that the binkey fairy came and took the bink to some other baby that needed it!! Make it fun like your little one is doing the part to help out another little baby and just take the bink away!! And anytime your little one cries just remind them that the binkey fairy wasn't being mean that some other baby just really needed it more!!
Valerie - posted on 02/03/2010
We took our little boy to build-a-bear workshop and he put his passy in a bear. It was really sweet and now he sleeps with the bear instead of the passy. Plus he can keep it forever!
Kymberly - posted on 02/03/2010
JUST TAKE IT WAY!!!! They will cry for it but they will get over it. The sooner you take it the better!
Paula - posted on 02/03/2010
I used to work in a day care, and had to help one child get off of his. What we did was only give it to him when it was nap time. He would come in with it, and I would ask him for it.. told him we were putting it up so no one else could take it from him. Or you could try to get the child to give it to Santa at christmas time.. we had to do that with a cousin of mine, but it was a bottle not a pacy.
Miranda - posted on 02/03/2010
My son never took on a pacifire, but my best friend came up with the "paci-fairy". She told him that she would come and take his paci's so that they could go to babies that need them, because he was a big boy he no longer needed them. She took all of her son's paci's and hung them like a mobile above her son's bed and before he took his nap she told him that the "paci-fairy" wouldn't come unless he went to sleep, and if he was good and took his nap she would leave him a present. When her child woke up from his nap, all of his paci's were gone and all that was left were hanging strings, and next to his bed was a new truck! It worked without any problems, and her son knew that his paci's went to babies and that he really was a big boy! I don't know if it will work, but anythings is worth trying? Good luck! :)
Antana - posted on 02/03/2010
my son just turned one when i took him off his dummy. it was hard, he would not got down and sleep unless he just could not keep his eyes open any long. which included all the screeming and crying and restlessness. but i kept firm at it and would not give it to him. Try giving you baby a toy or blankie that will help comfort them as the try to sleep.
hope that it helps
Angela - posted on 02/02/2010
The doctor said to cut the very tip of the binky off to get rid of the suction, which is what the kids love. Well, I did it with my daughter who was 20 months at the time and she ended up throwing her own binkies away. She cried at night for the 1st 2 days, but after that she was fine. She didn't even want it anymore. Now when she sees pictures of herself she's confused why she had a binky in her mouth. My son is 19 months and I'm giving him a month until I get rid of us. We'll see how that goes. Give it a shot! Good luck to you!
Ashley - posted on 02/02/2010
Once my boys were about 8 months old they didn't have it during the day. Just naps and bedtime. Then they started using 'em at bed, but would drop them and never want them again the rest of the night. When they were about16 months old one of them would throw it when it was offered and would fall asleep with out it. So after a few days of that we took it from both boys. We had a week or so of naps that were rough and a bedtime or two that were less than perfect. But We are good now. Although, my boys still nurse so I think that made it easier for them to do without it. I would just say start slow....no paci during waking hours. Then eliminate it from nap then bedtime. It can be a rough road, but everyone will survive. But you also don't want to rush into anything. Even toddlers have a suck reflex that needs to be met. If u aren't nursing and have weaned from the bottle you may want to let the paci stick around abit longer. They make toddler sized pacis for a reason.
Melissa - posted on 02/02/2010
my daughter is almost 10 months old and when she was about 5 months old she quit taking a pacifier. when i give her one now all she does is just chew on the plastic part and that's it. she doesn't even suck on the nipple so she basically broke herself from it
Elena - posted on 02/02/2010
How old is your son? My son ended up bitting through one of his and I told him okay its broken we have to throw it away and I walked him over to the trash and made him watch me throw all them away... and it was basically out of sight out of mind.
Angie - posted on 02/02/2010
With both my kids a little after a yr old we just took it away, at first we tried the "only at night thing" I woudn't recommend doing this. It just makes it that much harder to take it away. The first week will probably be a lot of crying (mostly at night) but then they forget about it. I wouldn't wait too long either, the older they get the harder it is for them to "forget" Just do it, the first week will be hard but worth it :)
Anitta - posted on 02/02/2010
my daughter was almost 3 when i took her pacifier, which we called a pipe. i found out that pacifiers not only damaged teeth ( her bottom teeth are pushed back a little) but were linked to middle ear infections if the child still had them after the age of 10 months and realised my daughter had more ear aches than her siblings. i found all her pipes and threw out all but one which went into my pocket. i told her they were lost and she was a big girl, she looked and kept asking "wheres my pipe" and i would tell her the same thing. after a week they were a thing of the past and the reserved pipe was put in the bin
Jahmonah - posted on 02/02/2010
. My son had his binky up until close to his 2nd Birthday. I basically read up on soemthing and it told me two things: 1) You must strong enough to stand your child crying for their binky (because THEY WILL) an 2) You must stick to your guns. With that being said, Ashley grab every binky in the house and cut the nipple off of them then dispose. That's it, your child will probably take 1-3 days to forget all about the thing. Kids are simple for the most part, (out of sight, out of mind) lol. NOTE: whatever you do ,do not say binky or whatever term you use for pacifier!
RENEE - posted on 02/02/2010
My daughter was three before we could get rid of the binky. We slowly weaned her from it. Only nap and night time could she use it. Then finally my mom kept her over night and did not take one and she was fine with it. "She told her grandma that her momma would give it back to her." So I threw them all away before she came home and told her the "binky fairy " came and took them all away. She had to look in the basket and asked me to ask the fairy to bring them back. She cried the first night about an hour and that was it. She has not asked for the binky once since then. I guess each child will be ready at their own time. Good luck!!!!
Emily - posted on 02/02/2010
my son is 3 and we cannot get rid of it.. we have a 1 year old too so its extreemly hard. he steals hers. But soon i will be taking it away from both of them :(
Nicole - posted on 02/02/2010
Everyday cut a little bit off, eventually it will be very difficult to hold in thier mouth and they will no longer want to out in the effort. It has worked for every kid I know, and it is not upsetting for anyone
Alyssa - posted on 02/02/2010
Limit the binki to naptime and bedtime. The paci should never leave the crib. After a few weeks take the binki away durring naptime and then bedtime. If you don't want to do this then there is always the cold turkey method of throwing all the binki's out and then be done with them for good. However, it is a lot easier to take the paci away when they are still young.
Antonia - posted on 02/02/2010
Wow, I cant help with this one. My daughter only took it twice as a baby, and didnt care for it at all. I hope you get rid of it soon!
Evi - posted on 02/02/2010
my son is 2 and a half and is off the binky since he is a year and 4months. just take it. really. i started by taking it completely away in the day time and only having it at night when he goes to sleep. and told him its for little babies and he's gonna be a big boy now. and after a while when i tried to give it to him at night he would tell me its for babies but sometimes he would still cry some at night but get over it and just fall asleep. and i would give him a fruit snack the end of the day if he made it without one and tell him he did a good job and that he's becoming such a big boy. it worked really good. :) good luck.
Janeth - posted on 02/02/2010
i tried soaking the extra one in vinegar over night (that was a tip from a mom with 9 kids) it didn't work. He LOVED it. I finally just took it away. it was really really hard but after a few days he forgot all about it
Laquita - posted on 02/02/2010
my mom told me i was like that as a baby and i ended up carrying on the tradition with my three girls. i currently have a four month old who is on it. my mom said with me she just got fed up with it and just threw it away and i got over it. i did the same with my oldest. with my middle child one day i took her to daycare without it accidently and when i picked her up at the end of the day the sitter said she had done perfectly fine without it, so i never gave it to her again after that day. which was good for me because once her teeth were gonna come in i was just gone get rid of it anyway. when my four month old now gets to that age where her teeth begin to come in i will take it away, slowly like only give it to her to put her to sleep then take it away. but eventually i will take it away all together before all the teeth come in. let her get used to not having it in her mouth all the time.
Shawna - posted on 02/02/2010
Cut the tip of the pacifier off and give it back to him, he will then realize its not the same and broken and wont want it anymore. If it is his decision to get rid off it he will be ok but if you take it away watch out!!! LOL Good Luck
Megan - posted on 02/02/2010
when my daughter was 1 we just took it cold turkey. She cried for it a couple days then that was the end of it.
Nanci - posted on 02/02/2010
dana..he has to sleep eventualy
Nanci - posted on 02/02/2010
i tool it away completely for 2 weeks..but it only took 5 days for my oldest not to want it ne mor..lukily my younest ddnt ever use one..he ddnt like that there was no miliky come out so he spit it out everytime...lol
Alison - posted on 02/02/2010
I tie it to a cuboard in the kitchen and tell her if she wants to suck it she must suck it in the kitchen, it seems to be working, a friend of mine did it for her kids.
Dana - posted on 02/02/2010
oh my gosh my son still has his at 2 i wanna take it off him but he gets so upset,, he wont sleep without it!!
Sarah - posted on 02/01/2010
We put it in a box by the front door so the dummy fairy could come and take it and she would leave a present - Worked first time :-) We spoke about the dummy fairy for a couple of days before hand and my daughter put it in the box all by herself, she was up at 5.30 though to see what the fairy had left for her :-)
Alisha - posted on 02/01/2010
all you have to do is cut a whole in the passy and they wont want it nomore because they wont be able to suck right.it works
Heather - posted on 02/01/2010
My son was addicted to his passy. I didn't think the kid was ever going to give it up. It was like he couldn't function w/out in his mouth. He def couldn't sleep w/out it. I talked with the Ped and the Dentist and was told it doesn't do any harm to their teeth and it was ok for him to have it. At about 21/2 we talked to him about being a big boy. He was told big boys didn't need passys, they were for babies. We also added in Santa was coming soon and if he still took a baby passy, Santa would have to leave baby toys not big boy toys. HE decided on his on that he didn't want a passy anymore and threw ALL his passys in the garbage. We had passys everywhere and he made sure he threw them all out. Every night at bedtime I would remind him he was a big boy and it worked out great. He never mentioned a passy again. It was like he never took one. It broke my heart b/c I really felt like he wasn't a baby anymore and I wasn't ready for him to be a big boy yet! After the passy we worked in potty training and sleeping in a big boy bed. All happened w/in 3 mos of each other. He will be 3 in April! Good luck! Positive reinforcement always works!!
Tiffany - posted on 02/01/2010
ok my first daughter was soo atatched to her binky!! it was crazy!! she would not go to sleep with out it or anything!! if we couldnt find it at night we better go to walmart and get 1!!..lol she used her binky till the day before her 3rd b-day..and i just said that 3 was way to old andthrew them away and of course she cryed every night 4 a week i just kept telling her that she was a big girl now and she didnt need it anymore..it will be painfull 4 awhile but the baby will get over it!! i promise
Whitney - posted on 02/01/2010
tell him that the pacifire fairy is ready to take it and leave it in a envelope and "mail" it.. then replace it with something little like a small toy or something.. make it look like a real fairy was there to take it. be creative,
Maggie - posted on 02/01/2010
my mom and my aunt tossed the binkies out the car window one day just out of the blue. the only thing to watch out for after that is if another relative has a child who sucks their thumb. your child will pick up on this as a substitute for the binky and it's extremely hard to curb once they start. but yes i agree with those of you who said cold turkey is the best way to do away with the binky and that they shouldn't have them or their bottles after they turn one. it messed up their teeth and looks goofy when they are trying to talk around them.
Joanne - posted on 02/01/2010
My son is 4...and we finally ridded him of the binky at age 3. We tried many attempts from age 2 to almost 3...no luck..it was the sleeping with it at night that was the hardest..it was like a security blanket for him...One day, I just told him that he's got to get rid of it, cuz he's becoming a big boy...I let him take scissors while I held the binky and he just cut the nipple part right off! he was happy he got to do it himself..I think from him doing that he knew that it was final...he never touched a binky again...
Kristina - posted on 02/01/2010
With my first I started working on it when she was a year old. First it wasn't allowed to leave the house... Once she adjusted to that (after about a week) I told her she couldn't use it while she played only for sleep and resting times.... After about another week I told her that it needed to stay in her bed for naptime and bedtime.... Like 3 or 4 days later it fell behind her crib, she didn't ask for it when I laid her and her froggie down for naptime.... When she did ask I told her it was all gone and she went to sleep just fine... I never had to fight with her and she never cried about it... We just took it slow....
Tiffany - posted on 02/01/2010
Cold Turkey! I asked my mom how she broke me from the paci and she said when I lost it (or thought i lost it) then that was it. I broke my 6 month old about 2 weeks ago and did it the same way he just woke up one day and no more paci! There was a few times he wanted it but I had to remember that I am the parent and the sooner the better. I was doing it for his own good and I was already tired of carrying it around afraid if I lost it then it was the "end of the world".
Katherine - posted on 02/01/2010
Easiest way in my opinion - gather every last one of them up and throw them in the bin. Just explain that the pacifiers are all gone now. Cold turkey is the fastest way for the child to get over it.
Karen - posted on 02/01/2010
we cut the ends off of my cousin's sookies...he only took them for another day after that - they didn't feel right and weren't as easy for him to suck on.
Angela - posted on 01/31/2010
we did the same thing as Jenna Dyer with our daughter, except it was the passy fairy. We gathered all of her passy's in a bag & hung it on the outside door knob. In the morning her bag had ponies, her favorite, in it. I think it's important to get to your childs level and explain what's going to happen with the old passy's. we explained to our daughter that the passy fairy was gathering passys to give to the lil babies at the hospital. i think she felt good about it & better about the ponies! lol but it worked like a charm, she never even asked for a passy after that. good luck!
Ashleigh - posted on 01/31/2010
My Partners sister made a deal with her son thats 2 that if he got presants off santa, santa would have to take his dummy... he asked for it only 2 days after christmas and he has been fine since... maybe you could try something like that for easter.
Kimberlee - posted on 01/31/2010
My son wrapped his up in a box and we gave all of them to Santa so that he could give them to little babies that needed them. He asked for it a few times but he didnt cry over it. I think him giving them away helped.
Erica - posted on 01/31/2010
i had to slowly take it away! i think that would be the best ! its kind of like a drug habbit lol but its a sucking habbit . good luck !! and work together and things should be smooth ;u)
Margaret - posted on 01/31/2010
I just told my daughter one morning that it was gone...plain and simple...and she was 2 1/2 years old!! It was hard, especially at night but she just eventually stopped asking for it!!
Tiffany - posted on 01/31/2010
I think you just have to take it away, there will be crying but they'll forget about it after a couple of days. My youngest daughter couldn't go anywhere without hers and she lost it one day. I tried others but she was addicted to that one and she wouldn't suck any of the others, so I just let her go without it and after two nights of crying she didn't cry anymore. My oldest daughter wasn't hard to get off hers at all, she used to bite holes in all of hers and I just stopped giving them to her and she didn't cry at all.
Angie - posted on 01/31/2010
The younger they are when you do it the easier it is. With my first and third children i took it away when they got there first tooth at 6 months because i was afraid it would hurt there teeth. It wasn't ever a big deal or problem. My 2nd child never liked them and didn't use one. Cold turkey is the best way, they may fuse for a couple days but it is worth it and it won't last long.
Jamie - posted on 01/31/2010
I am so Lucky im not alone in this topic, my son is 2 and we recently went to the dentist and he told me that I needed to take my son "pacy" away because it could afect his gum line and his teeth. So I told my son while we were there that he had to throw it away because he doesnt need it anymore. Since then I have been having a really hard taking it away from him since he is so attached. During the day I try and hide it or he doesnt have it when we are not home, but nap/bedtime is really difficult. What could I do because I dont want his teeth to get messed all up.