how to get my daughter off her pacifier?

Iris - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my daughter has always had the paci, but recently she has been asking for it more often. I want her to get off it before it messes up her teeth.

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Heather - posted on 07/06/2009

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I would just like to point out Jamie that this is a forum for people to get advice not to atart arguements! I have so far looked at 2 other posts that you have also commented on and your comments have gone as far as to tell other parents outright that they are lazy. How dare you judge other peoples ways of parenting. just because i choose to raise my child differently to the way you would doesnt make me wrong. I openly admit that i can not deal with children crying and it upsets me hugely to see a child un happy and yes i am even one of those horrible lazy mums who have their child sleep in their bed with them sometimes and use a dummy instead of dealing with a child screaming. i dont think that makes me a bad parent at all i think it makes me different to you and before you go judging other peoples parenting you really should consider the fact that it is just plain rude and unwarrented. Are you an expert? so far i see you have 2 children wow that makes you such an expert and so damn qualified to be telling other parents out there that they are lazy and bed parents. P.s. i read your other post about what you said to your brother and i hope he told you to f off!

Jamie - posted on 07/06/2009

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Quoting Heather:

Hi i just wanted to say in response to Jamie Massie that i dont agree with you at all. I know personally that if i were to throw my daughters dummy in the bin she would cry, be miserable and an absolute nightmare to deal with. As it is she just about has a mental breakdown if she cant find it at bed time. How can you possible think that distressing my child to that point is the easiest way of dealing with this issue? Im sure there must be calmer ways of getting them to give it up. I know a friend of mine has a 3 year old and she just recently gave her dummy to the easter bunny and they havent looked back so perhaps thats an idea.



Well your friend is an idiot for letting her kid have a paci til the kids was 3. And so what if she cries. Is she going to die? Is she going to be scarred for life? No she may cry for a bit and have a breakdown but will get over it very quick. And you give it back because YOU cant handle it. OP asked for advice I gave it.

Cassandra - posted on 07/06/2009

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My son is 10 months old, and he has always had a pacifier in bed. It is just to sleep with. It falls out of his mouth when, and sometimes even before he falls asleep so he is not very attached to it. Maybe you should try to ween that way? Start slowly and not just take it from her abruptly, especially since she seems so attached to it. It's a comfort thing.

Heather - posted on 07/06/2009

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Hi i just wanted to say in response to Jamie Massie that i dont agree with you at all. I know personally that if i were to throw my daughters dummy in the bin she would cry, be miserable and an absolute nightmare to deal with. As it is she just about has a mental breakdown if she cant find it at bed time. How can you possible think that distressing my child to that point is the easiest way of dealing with this issue? Im sure there must be calmer ways of getting them to give it up. I know a friend of mine has a 3 year old and she just recently gave her dummy to the easter bunny and they havent looked back so perhaps thats an idea.

Marquita - posted on 07/06/2009

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I know with my son, one day I just stopped giving it to him, and eventually he got used to not having it....And with the bottle I did the same thing, I started replacing it with cups of milk instead of the bottle. It's kind of hard though, because his grandma (father side) still gives him bottles when he's with her..

Melany - posted on 07/06/2009

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not a mom yet lol but from watching nani 911, she takes them away and gives them a reward, a big girl reward. something like that lol I will be asking you when i have to deal with it with Grace lol

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/06/2009

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i jst one day took them away in the morning and he hasnt even cared! hes been off it for 4months now! he will be 1yr on friday!

Jamie - posted on 07/06/2009

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Do you have a trash can? Then throw them all away. Please see the post How to get my 17 month old off the paci. this is the oldest asked question and the easiest problem to solve.

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