what was the easiest way to get your child of the bottle and pacifier
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Cleo - posted on 11/23/2009
well when it came to my daughter she liked her binky but she pretty much grew off it herself and when it came to the bottle I introduced the sippy cup once a day for about three to four days I believe and then I started giving the sippy cup more frequently as time went.
Anneke - posted on 11/23/2009
When we started giving our kids juice, we used a sippy cup. So at about a year old when we stopped giving them formula, they stopped getting the bottle. I am a firm believer that the only thing that goes into a bottle is formula or breast milk. Since we already had them drinking juice and milk from a sippy cup, getting rid of the bottle was easy.
As for the pacifier, we just stopped giving it to them. Got rid of all of them. They did cry for a bit longer at nap and bed times, but eventually fell asleep on their own. It does take a few days for them to get used to it, but you will notice a huge difference in their self soothing once it's gone!
Kimberly - posted on 11/23/2009
With my 2 oldest I told the that they were big boys and the binky was made for babies and asked them to throw them in the trash. They did and thats not to say that they didnt ask for them but at least they threw it away. It only took 3 days with out them to get past it.
Jessica - posted on 11/23/2009
My son took himself off the bottle. He was off before his first birthday. He was put on juice at four months for horrible bowel problems and I start his sippy cup then. But he was addicted to his paci. He always had one in his mouth and another in his hand. At 2 I finally got tired of searching for missing pacis and he was to old for his so I just threw them away and told him they broke. He was biting the nipples off them so I figure it'd work, and it did. It's tough for the child but usually they get over it pretty fast!
Hannah - posted on 11/23/2009
I've heard of snipping the end off the dummies with a pair of scissors, so there's only half the teat there and they basically don't get the same satisfaction so give them up? Worked for my friend with her 3 year old.
Samantha - posted on 11/23/2009
my son wouldn't take a pacifier, but i had him throw all his bottles away i kept a few just in case but he didn't know that. he cried for a few days and then was over it. I'm just worried how he will act in Jan. when i have his sister and she is using bottles.
Jen - posted on 11/23/2009
To get them off of the pacifier, if you just cut the tip of the nipple part off, they don't get the same sucking sensation. They usually don't WANT it if it's not the same. My sister worked in a daycare and that's what they would do to help the parents transition thier children off the pacifier.
Jade - posted on 11/23/2009
i took the bottle of my daughter when she was 11 mths old n could use a sippy cup on her own n than got rid of all the bottles so she couldnt see 1 and want it, she didnt seem 2 mind that she no longer had it, as for the dummy i just took it away during the day n she just had a lil cry for a few nights but they quickly forget, good luck n all the best, its better 2 take the bottle n dummy away sooner rather than later the longer u leave it the harder it will get
Megan - posted on 11/23/2009
My daughter had no problems with this at all. When she was 8 months or so I bought her a sippy cup and she loved it. Didn't want the bottle anymore. She is 15 months now and drinks her juice and water out of a straw and only had her milk in a sippy cup. She prefers the straw cup over the sippy even.
As for her pacifier... The only time she sees it is at night and then she only plays with it. She threw away one already about 5 months ago herself and like I said the one she has left is more of a toy to her. I could easily take it away and she wouldn't care.
I would buy a sippy cup and give that a try. As for the pacifier just take it away would be the best solution.
Brooke - posted on 11/23/2009
When my daughter was 12 months old I took her to the doc for her checkup and she told me to take her off of the bottle. The next day I did it and just fed her baby food and cereal and she would drink water or milk during the day. She didn't cry for her bottle at all. It's easier than you think. As for the pacifier...she still uses it when she goes to sleep and she is almost 2 with a 4 month old brother that uses one also. This is an obstacle for me right now.
Michelle - posted on 11/23/2009
just have to take it away and not give them an opion. My son's 1st birthday we took away his bink and let him cry it out and after 2 days he didn't need it anymore, sippy cups, we took away the bottle at his first birthday too and started on a slower softer sippy cup, then a little faster after he got use to it
Victoria - posted on 11/23/2009
The thing I did was just to take the pacifier away and let her cry for a while. I know it sounds harsh, but it is the only way I found that worked. As far as the bottle, I waited until she showed an interest in sippie cups, and gave her that instead.