How do I get ride of the pacifier?

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Gina - posted on 04/18/2010

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My daughter gave hers to the dummy fairies at 2 years old - all dummies were put in a bag and hung on the door for the fairies to collect and in the morning they had left a reward for my daughter - my daughter did ask for her dummies over the next few days but we kept on telling her that they had been given to the small babies who didnt have dummies - if you can get through a couple of days then you've cracked it

Julia - posted on 04/11/2010

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Hello Verushka. My name is Julia, I'm new to this site. I know that it can be difficult, but it's really about helping her understand that she's big enough to use other things. Having frequent healthy snacks helps, something crunchy maybe like a mini carrot, or fruit snacks. For a while, even now I let my two year old twins stand in the bath room and do their best brushing their teeth. I guess the sensation is pleasing to their gums and teeth. Hopefully some of these will work for you. God bless you and your child.

Belinda - posted on 04/04/2010

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ya'll watch Nanny to much.find other thing to spend there time. they wont even think about the pacifier..

Kellie - posted on 04/04/2010

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Me and my husband was so worried how my son would do getting off the passy, One weekend when we were not working or going anywhere, we sat down and told him that it was time to be a big boy and throw away the passy. He did, he threw the passy away himself, but that night he cried for it, so we ended up giving him a book to look at in his bed, it worked like a charm, we left him alone in his room for 15 minutes went back and he was out like a light. Now that has become a nightly ritual, he gets a book or a small toy and he basically plays himself to sleep, normally it doesn't even take him 15-20 minutes before he is out. Hope it may work for you! Good luck!

Jodi - posted on 03/31/2010

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with my 2 year old, i asked her if she was ready to be a big girl and had her help be bag them up to give to the "binky fairy" for the new babies. she asked for her binky off and on for about 3 days. that's been about 3 months ago and no more tears...

Sarah - posted on 03/26/2010

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My dentist suggested this...cut a little bit of the nipple off at a time. I trimmed it each week and when it got so small he could barely get a suck out of it, he threw it down and that was the end of that!

Lisa - posted on 03/25/2010

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How old is child-My sister got tip from Teacher-It worked! Tell child you're going to mail it-to Santa-Easter Bunny whover-let them put in box & maybe nxt day your child will forget...Cold turkey! Good Luck :)

Elmara - posted on 03/23/2010

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try hiding it and let her cry. Until your daughter or son is seeing the pacifier then she/he will still hold on to it. I did try hiding my daughters baby bottles and it really works. Now, my daughter only drink using her sippy cup. Remember you are the mommy and our babies should follow us not us following them.

Amanda - posted on 03/21/2010

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We stayed the night at a friends one night and my friend's husband put her to sleep while we went out. She went to be without it and I tried it that way for a couple nights. She did not even ask for it or notice it was gone. So I just threw them away after a week. My daughter was 16 months old when I did that and she is now 2 and a couple months. I would try to just throw any of them away and tell the daycare u do not want her to have it anymore and her dad that if he buys more than u won't let him have her and I pretty sure he will not get more. Good luck on this. Stay strong.

Diana - posted on 03/20/2010

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We slowly took it away... At about age 1 we would just get it out of his mouth when he woke up and distracted him with something else (usually food, since he always wakes up starving) And he could also have it on car rides. When he turned 2, we started 'forgetting it' at home when we were going to the store... eventually we would go on longer car rides, until he stopped asking for it. Then we took on nap time and lastly bedtime. Like I said, it is a slow process (took a few months) but it's worth it. We also made sure he had a drink or a safe snack to keep his/her mind occupied.

TOYA - posted on 03/18/2010

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My girls just got off the binki's last week. Last Sunday, one decided for herself that she didnt' need it anymore and ditched the pacifire all together. Her sister was a tough one. I hid her binki when she wasn't looking. When she finally noticed it was missing she threw a fit. I told her she didn't need it anymore. She cried long and hard that first day but she was over it the very next day. You just gotta take it away, she'll be upset just a little while but it will be worth it.

April - posted on 03/17/2010

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My son never took a pacifier but with my daughter when it was time to get rid of it I explained to her that she had to give them up so that all the new babies had enough pacifiers and we put them under her pillow for the binky fairy to come get. She seemed to respond really well to that.

Jen - posted on 03/11/2010

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My rule (for all 3 of my kids it was the same) was that once they hit age 1 the pacifiers stayed in their bedrooms for naps & bed only then by age 2 we got rid of them completely. When they would wake up they were not allowed out of bed w/ the pacifier and all of them were fine with it. My daughter was 23 mos and we had her put hers under the christmas tree for the new baby (I was pg again) she cried for 20 minutes and that was that. With the boys (both around age 25 mos) they both lost it so that was it and they just dealt with it. It's hard for 2 or 3 days then they get over it. I've also heard of some moms cutting the tips of the pacifier off and then they don't want it anymore. I never tried that though.

Sara - posted on 03/10/2010

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Do you or someone you know have a dog that likes to chew on things? I saw something when my daughter was at an in home daycare. The parents would talk to the sitter about getting their child to leave the pacifier and the sitter would explain to them that they don't need it anymore and she had this cute puppy that loved to chew on things and for some reason always had a pacifier in mouth. Needless to say the kids that she watched would give the dog the pacifiers and never touch them again. Maybe something to try!! Good Luck!!

Verushka - posted on 03/09/2010

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Yeah for the most part lately I "loose" her pacifier and she'll cry for ir for a while and stuff and than gets entertained for a while but when she's with othe rpoeple like her dad or daycare I pretty much have no control over it... But I guess just gotta try harder huh? Thank you!!!!

Fiona - posted on 03/09/2010

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I did the same thing with my two year old recently. I found that using an other tool like positive praise and incentivites like stickers or activitiesd they like worked really well. Don't get me wrong it was really hard for the frist 4 days, with tears and tramtums but we managed to get through it. You just need to pursis, no matter how hard it gets. Good luck

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