how long does it take for ur kids to forget about the binky ??

Cassie - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Michael is having a hard time going to sleep it takes awhile for it to happen he crys ! He also wont take naps anymore ? What can i do? he needs the nap ! He is on day 4 of no binky and he is 3 years old !!

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Francis - posted on 09/27/2009

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hello my daugher is now 13 months almost 14 months and her and her binky where inseparable. I was going to wait untill she was two to break her of it, but around nine months i lost her binky, and i had to start putting her to bed without it because i couldn't find it, it didn't take too long and she forgot about the binkey, of course around that time i found the binkey i gave it back to her but she was not interested and threw it down, the only thing she wants to do is chew on it. Just give him time he probably thinks if he holds out long enough you will give it back. Eventually when he sees you are not going to give it back he will forget about it. i hope i helped.

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CRYSTAL - posted on 09/27/2009

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are you just now trying to wean him from the binki? with my daughter we started gradually. at first we took it away during the day and she could only have it in her bed at bed time and at nap time. a few months later we started going through her normal bed-time routine (turning the radio on, her night-light, and reading a story) then we would put her to bed without. if after a few minutes she didnt calm down and kept pointing to her dressor (we kept her binkis in the top drawer) we would give it to her. within a few months she stopped asking for it and shes been without it ever since no problems!

Jackie - posted on 09/27/2009

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depends on if binky is a dummy or a blanket o...if a blanket some kids never come out of it but you can work them into a routine of only having it at bed time ....or yuo can persist with what your doing it will take time remebering ha has had it for so long its not a habit that can be broken in an instant....and i cant comment on the sleep idea as my children didnt nap at that age i played it by ear with it they usually went to bed at a godd time between 6.30 and 7 and got up about 7am .....but thats about all i have i hope it helps and good luck with it....and if a dummy then gradually is good i work with children an dwe gradually work it of them by only giving it to them at sleep time as some will walk around with them in their mouthe all day if ya let them...and then graduallyt ry putting him down with out it you have a lot of good suggestions from all of the people who have left notes before me....but you need to be strong and persisiting with what you are doing

Whitney - posted on 09/26/2009

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I agree, you can't spoil a baby, especially a three week old infant. If she is crying, she wants to be held, so hold her! She needs that safety blanket!

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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Stay stong! He will forget. I told gab we lost her binky .First it was the bottle that I told her was lost. She forget about it. Same with the binky. It feels like forever especial when your tired but the sooner that you get ride of that thing the easer it will be for him.

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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Quoting Cassie:

how long does it take for ur kids to forget about the binky ??

Michael is having a hard time going to sleep it takes awhile for it to happen he crys ! He also wont take naps anymore ? What can i do? he needs the nap ! He is on day 4 of no binky and he is 3 years old !!


 

Kirsten - posted on 09/26/2009

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We just went through this with Braeden, he's only 2 but I think since your son is older he'd be able to understand better. We simply told him that his "iggy" was lost and that we can't find it. Then I direct his attention to a new toy that we bought the day we "lost" the binky. The first few days of naptime were really bad, but not any more! Any time he mentions it I jsut tell him it's lost, and direct his attention to his new toy; sort of a "Pavlov's Dog" experiment. I hope in time he'll just reach for his new toy everytime he thinks about his iggy. So far so good, we are going on 6 days!!

I think with your son it might be taking longer BECAUSE he is older and has gotten more attached, he understands the meaning of it "being lost" or whatever you told him you were doing with it. It will take more time, but just make sure you talk to him and let him talk back to you! Let him understand what's happening and also that you understand that he misses it. He'll come around soon enough but IT WILL TAKE TIME! Be patient, GOOD LUCK!!

Theresa - posted on 09/26/2009

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My girls are one year and 17 days apart. I took my girls to he doctors for Emmas 15 months shots, they both wer very hooked on the pacifier. Well when we went to the dr, I was having some problems with Anna 27 mos ans her biting. So the doctor told her not to bite and advised me to get rid of all pacifiers NOW before Emma becomes as attached as Anna. So within a day I collected all of them and we were done. Anna cried for it on and off for maybe 2 weeks (nothing that was to dramatic) Make sure u find them in all hidden spots and if its possible try not to have your child around anyone who has one for at least a week. My girls are aound my nephew wh ois 1 and they dont even bother with it!! You will be happier in the end!!!

Sonia - posted on 09/26/2009

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Quoting Cassie:

how long does it take for ur kids to forget about the binky ??

Michael is having a hard time going to sleep it takes awhile for it to happen he crys ! He also wont take naps anymore ? What can i do? he needs the nap ! He is on day 4 of no binky and he is 3 years old !!



COLD TURKEY!!!!  You will have a few sleepless nites but they will get over it I promise.  I cant tell u how long i'm just tellin u what u should do. Cuz if u want them 2 stop HIDE IT, GET RID OF IT.  They cant use it if its not there, rite? Also look in his mouth and the formation of his teeth if u c that they r not n a strate line then u need to stop!!! his speech can bcome very poor as well.

Cassie - posted on 09/26/2009

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My son hid his blanket and Binky really good from us !

My huband and i could not find it so he had no choice! Then i found it a day later after he ! he had taking a nap and slept at night . I thought it would be mean of me to give it back and just have to get ride of it agian soon ! He is 3 years old and my son is very very strong willed !

It is just very hard to hear him cry and be angry that he doesnt have it ! He now is tryin to come in our bed ! I donot want new habits to start ! I did let him pick a new blanket from our house :) I told him he was a super big boy and we would get a super big toy ! But he said he wanted to go buy a new binky and poo bear blanket :( Smart little man !

Thanks for the help

Dayna - posted on 09/26/2009

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play soft music in the background. i am a teacher at a daycare and the kids usually go to sleep at nap time without binky's and with their favorite toy of choice and soft music playing in the background.

Rebecca - posted on 09/26/2009

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Well I think if you took it away all of a sudden would have been too bad. It should be done gradually. Maybe have it for nap time but not bed time or visa versa when my son's over tired he tends not to want to go to bed either and crys a lot. I've tried to replace it with a "big boy" toy or w/e. My son got new bed sheets and pillow that he loves. so he's distracted enough not to notice.

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