How do I get rid of the binky?

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My daughter is the only one out of all three of my kids who used one. I slowly took it away by telling her that it was only needed at nap or bedtime, she bought that pretty easy. anytime she slept was a lot harder so what I did was I took one of those clips and clipped it to her bed so she had to lay in a weird position to enjoy using it.
It was one of the clips you buy at the store that are really short so they cant choke themselves. She got to the point of just not wanting to lay in a silly position to use it so I took it off her bed gathered all of them up and told her that since she was a big girl now we didnt need to keep them. Since she had been sleeping for a few days without it there was no arguments over tossing them out.

If your little one is having too hard of a time giving them up cold turkey just start finding an excuse why she shouldnt be using it at certain times "we dont play and run with things in our mouth since its too dangerous" "we cant eat with our binky in our mouth so we cant have it at our table" do it at times when it would make the most sense and slowly start giving reasons why it wouldnt make sense during the harder times (say at cuddle times its too hard to understand what she is saying with that binky in her mouth so lets take it out so we can talk better)

make it more of an inconvenience for her to use it.

Sarah - posted on 04/23/2009

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Depending on the age depends how to do it. For a younger child you could try limiting to certain times for example only nap times and bed time and for an older child you could try saying that there is a fairy who takes binkies to new babies and now she needs to take this one because there is a new baby who needs it more. Be strong and Good luck :)

Tiffany - posted on 04/23/2009

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How old is your child? My daughter has been binky free for almost a month!!! :] And it was sad.. lol..She turned 3 in January and we knew it wasnt going to get any easier..So we just stopped it cold turkey, basically...It was the weekend before Easter.. She loves playing babies, so we thought to have the Easter Bunny come by and take her binkies and give them to his baby bunnies... Then when we got home she had a brand new talking baby, waiting for her..We told her all about this and how the bunny will leave her a present..The first night was hard but we didnt give in..We threw all her binkys in the trash so we wouldnt give in.. SHE WAS ADDICTED... The first night she cried for about 4 hours finally she crashed..I reminded her that the Easter Bunny took them, and she got her baby for doing so well.. It was about a two day process of reminding her..Now she has completely forgot about them and she talks and plays so much better... YAY!! O yea, Do NOT buy a ring pop for your child after getting rid of the binky! lol

Melissa - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hey- I had seen this on the nanny and have tried it with great results use alot of positive praise and a a talk about what a big girl is and then put the binkies outside like a present for the Binkie fairy to come and get it for the little babies that need them. The next day the binkies are gone and the fairy leaves a letter of thanks and it is filled with confetti and glitter and maybe money. Make it fun dramatic play is always an excellent way to encourage kids to role play and it helps with self esteem. She wil feel proud she could help the little babies!! Hope it helps

Donna - posted on 04/22/2009

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I started early. She was 6 months old when I started weaning my daughter off. She stopped using her binky a week after we started. I pretty much just took them away, until bedtime. Then one night I stopped giving it to her and she was fine....But you have to remember it's different with different children. A lot of it depends on how much you are willing to take.

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With both of my children, I just threw it out when they turned 4 months. Research shows that after 4 months their short term memory is stronger and they will "remember" it. The first 2 days are rough but after that it is done. I never wanted to see my kids take out the pacifier and talk or walk around with it hanging from their mouths, this was easy and their protesting was minimal.

Jessica - posted on 04/22/2009

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Hi,

Ya I had that same problem too, until my son was about 2 1/2. What happen was he got a common cold, so he couldn't really use it, the next day I praised him for becoming a big boy and gave him a treat everynight he didn't use it. And had said these r for babies ur a big boy right. There were some rough nights and days but kept him occupied and reminding him of the special treats and prizes he gets.

Melissa - posted on 04/22/2009

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I did different things with my kids. Both worked so take your pick of trying. I took bottle and binky away on full moon nights. Some how it worked on my first daughter and she never went back. now my 2nd one is still on a binky but I have a friend who would slowly trim the end of the pacifer until there was no more there. It gives a weird feeling and they won't want it. Also do not buy anymore and if they get lost or yucky let them know it's time to go bye bye binky.

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