Hi can't get my 2year old to get rid of the pacifier?

Kiana - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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HI i can't get rid of the pacifier my daughter will be 3 in October and she wont let it go. I tried a little of everything and she just cries for hours. Her dad gives in and gives it to her or buys her a new one because she is so upset over it. She has been fully potty trained and off the bottle since she was 14 months but wont let the pacifier go. Any suggestions because it is driving me crazy lol......

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Ashley - posted on 06/25/2009

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You might want to try another outlet....maybe carrying a toy or blanket. Throw away all pacifiers and don't give in...she's just running over you time and time again if you give in to her cries...it's sort of like saying,"I'm the Boss!" It may take a couple of days but if you hold strong, it will work! If you can't think of a reason to hold out on it, just think of what it could do to her teeth chewing on it, it might motivate you.

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Tracy - posted on 06/25/2009

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My kids never used a paci. This may sound harsh...but your the parent. When your daughter goes to bed, throw the paci's away. Tell her the paci fairy thought she was a big girl, and didnt need it anymore. So the paci fairy came and took them.

Christa - posted on 06/25/2009

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I saw something on SuperNanny once, where she got a jar and she had the little girl put all the pacifiers in there and then they threw them away together. It made the little girl feel like it was her choice and she was a big girl who didn't need them anymore. Then you have to stick to it and not buy anymore. Good Luck!!

Lyndsay - posted on 06/25/2009

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With my son I made a big deal about him being a "big boy" and "suckies are for babies", but I still offered it to him.. then, one day, he just decided he didn't want it. When I was a baby my mom said she just cut the nipple off of mine and gave it to me, let me cry for a couple of minutes, and that was that. I think if your daughter is really stubbornly attached to it the only thing to do is take it away.

Janet - posted on 06/25/2009

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u can tell her that she can have the pacifier in her bed and at the house only and that it cannot for any reason leave the house. give her somethin fun she likes to do while you go out she can be distracted.

Kiana - posted on 06/25/2009

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Thanks!!! i will try that again because i tried giving her something else before and she just pushed it away and cried for about 2 hrs throwing a fit! and of course dad gave in lol but i will try it once more thanks again

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