Anyone have any new a unique ideas to get rid of the binky??

Melissa - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I've tried cutting it, hiding it, letting the binky fairy take them, hot sauce on them and still nothing....somebody HELP!

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Laura - posted on 08/02/2009

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I agree with Carolyn... When I took my sons binky from him, I started with only letting him have it at night... Since it was his form of "comfort".... Then in the mornings he would give it to his teddy bear to "watch" for him, and he would get it again at bedtime the next night..... After awhile it just came to a point that he didnt even want it anymore.... He had a blankie instead

User - posted on 08/02/2009

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let them take a sippy cup to bed (with a hard spout) with water in it and a stopper so it doesnt leak. then they can suck when they need to but its not continuous where its ruining their teeth.

Kelly - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son tossed his in the trashcan at the sitters house and from then on out every time he asked for it we told him it was gone because he threw it away. He only asked for it for about a week and then I think he forgot about it. Hasn't asked for it since. I don't know how old your child is but mine is 2.

Lora - posted on 08/02/2009

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I told my daughter about the fairy--we went to the store and she got to pick out a new toy, her choice. Then we went home without it and wrote a note to the fairy, buried the binky under the tree in our yard, tied the note to the tree, and went to bed. She was so excited about the toy that she did not even care about the binky. The next morning, the toy was waiting outside (my husband had went back to get it) and she was so excited! We used the fairy again for moving up to a big girl bed!

Casey - posted on 08/01/2009

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my daughter had hers at night till she was almost four. ( I know, I know) So i had a conversation with her and said, what kind of special would you like if we threw away your dummy? So she told me and i said to her, well when your ready to throw the dummy in the bin you tell mummy and we'll go get you that special toy for being such a big brave girl. She did it that day and when daddy got home we went to the toy store. She had a cry that night but that was it. I think making it her decision was a huge factor.

Kahlia - posted on 07/27/2009

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when it was time for my son josh to go off his dummy we had josh find all his dummys and put them in a plastic bag and then throw them in the bin and we told him that he was a big boy now

Carolyn - posted on 07/27/2009

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Take it away at night for a week then start keeping it in the mornings. Try replacing it with baby snacks or trading.

Carolyn - posted on 07/27/2009

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Slowly. Start by removing it a night. Do not let them sleep with it for about a week. Then start hiding it in the morning and anything that looks like it for a week. It helped when I replaced it with teething foods. I also used juice as a weapon. I waited until I was ready to take the binky and started trading it for juice. I did the same thing when I was training with a cup. Only put milk in the bottle and juice in the cup and was very successful. Hope it helps.

Autumn - posted on 07/27/2009

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wow these are all really good ideas i would of just said toss it ,out of site out of mind like Tamika said, but i guess it depends on your child on which advice you should take all children are different so go what you think would work best for yours.

Lisa - posted on 07/27/2009

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I saw this one on Nanny 911. Get some helium balloons and ribbon. Tell you child that you would like to send the binkies to the baby angels in heaven. Have your child help you tie them to the ribbons on the balloons, and let them let go of it and watch it flie up to heaven. It's always a good idea to replace the things you're giving away with something new. Maybe a new teddy or dolly to go to bed with for comfort. Good luck!

Tamika - posted on 07/27/2009

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Nots so fast on that stuff, my mom used it on me to get me to stop sucking my thumb after i sucked all the hot sauce and chilli powerd, and it didnt work. I sucked my thumb until I was 13. I saw a grown women in the train sucking her thumb, and people were sarting at her, my mother aksed me if I wanted that to be me and I never sucked my thumb again. I agree with kate and reward system, my godsone mother did that and it worked. If your child sucked the hot sauce off it the bitter stuff will not work. Try the reward system. The next time she loses it dont replace it, out of sight out of mind. That work for my son.

Melissa - posted on 07/27/2009

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yes i have seen that stuff online. I wasn't for sure if it was worth spending the money on. But now that I have someones first hand experience with it, I think I may try it. lol Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!

Kate - posted on 07/27/2009

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have you tried just tossing em and taking them to a shelter? that worked for me i took my nephew to a shelter that had alot of babies and said your a big boy start giving them out. he liked being a big boy and started giving them out than he got a treat after. try a rewards system, have a chart, if she goes for a day without it she gets a sticker and after 7 stickers she gets a treat. thats what my mom did for my brother and me.

Christina - posted on 07/27/2009

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theres this stuff you put on your nails for kids to stop sucking there thumbs or biting there nails, i cant think of what its called but im sure if you put it on the binky they will stop taking it. it has a really bitter taste to it, my parents used it on me to stop biting my nails. believe me i stopped lol:) i hope you can find out what the stuff is.

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