how can i get my 15 months old daughter off the binkey

Demetria - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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or is it ok for her to be on the binkey still when do i take it away

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Erica - posted on 07/23/2009

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My son had a terrible time getting off his binky. but quite possibly it was harder for me than him, it was just easier to give in and let him have it to quiet him down through the day. So you have to be Super diligent and strong willed to start the process, she will test your patience as a parent during this time. Trust me i know, my son was two and 1/2 by the time we quit completely. We started with only nap and bedtime with the binky for a couple weeks, then at nap it went away and then bedtime. Just be prepared you are entering a very tough time. but you will get through we all do.......mothers......

Jessica - posted on 07/23/2009

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The advice I've heard from many older, experienced mothers (including my own) is to just go cold turkey. Apparently, the weaning process can backfire and create weeks-long tantrums if they don't get it when they want it; many children do not understand why something is okay sometimes but not okay at other times. Some have suggested that it leads to thumb-sucking habits that are harder to break. And they've all told me that kids get over it within days if it just disappears; doesn't give them time to experiment with substitutions, such as the thumb. My mom says she weaned me and my first two sisters off the binky and we all became thumb-suckers, but my last three sisters and my brother went cold turkey and none of them sucked their thumbs. I've heard a few similar stories. I've also heard that, after a certain age (about 20 months), it becomes more stressful for the child to lose the binky because they have longer memories and stronger opinions (and perhaps other reasons as well). It worked with my daughter. We took them at . . . I think about 13-15 months, actually; it's been a few years, so I don't remember exactly. She threw a fit the first two days around naptime and bedtime, and then I guess she just forgot about it.

Sheena - posted on 07/23/2009

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What i did was take allllll my sons binkys & bottles @ 15 months old and i had him help me throw them in the trash.... we waved bye and told him he was a big boy now and didnt need them! it took 2 nights for him to really adjust to not having either one but we talked about how we threw them away and hes a big boy & he DEFINATELY understood! shes at the age where its good - she will sort of understand whats going on :) good luck! hope it works

Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2009

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We limited to naptime, but from there it was tough. My oldest had hers until 2 1/2. We were visiting my dad and she accidentally dropped it in the fish pond. I told her that was her last binkie so now she'd have to do without it. It worked. The youngest was the same type of thing. I couldn't find any at bedtime so I told her she'd have to go to bed without. It only took about a week for her to be fine with it. She was around 13 months. I think it just depends on the child and what your (and her) comfort level is. I have heard of people using the binkie fairy and that seems to work as well, if she can understand the concept.

Kelly - posted on 07/23/2009

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I would just start to limit when she gets it.....like only when she is at home, and then limit it to only when she is in bed, and then start to limit it to only at night, and then when she understands i would do the "binky" fairy, and just tell her that other babies need binkys and since she is a big girl than she can leave them for the binky fairy and then after she leaves them, i would leave her a toy in place of the binkys....then she won't feel like something was taken away and she got nothing from it.........but i would say only you will know when the time is right....my cousin had her binky till she was 4yrs old...and her teeth are fine....i know thats what everyone worries about....good luck

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