i have a 23 month old who loves her binkey, and i have no idea how i am going to take it away

Elaine - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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she mostly needs it to sleep, i am sure she is going to freak out when i dont give it to her

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I heard one way is to cut the tip of the binky (the bubble part they suck on) then leave it out for them to put in their mouth and that bubble part won't be there any more they won't want it...

Kate - posted on 10/08/2009

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I had a friend who told her daughter that the binky fairy was coming to get her binky in a week, because she was a big girl and she didn't need it anymore. So said daughter had a week to prepare herself to lose it and when the week was up, she put her binky under her pillow tooth fairy style, it was gone in the morning, replaced with $2 and she hasn't asked for it since!

Laura - posted on 10/07/2009

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my sister got her daughter into cleaning with her and geting her to throw out the garbage, we would hand her something and say garbage and she would take it and run to the garbage and throw it out... one day she dropped her binky and picked it up of the floor and said garbage and we encourged it so she ran to the garbage and threw it out!

Melissa - posted on 10/07/2009

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Start by giving it to her to sleep and at nap times and if she get hurt, other than that make her chose a spot to keep it at all other times. Then keep on doing that for awhile and then start throwing them away so finally you get down to it were you dont have anymore and she will forget about them, it is a process and it worked for my daughter if you just stick to it.

Bhanumati (Beryl) - posted on 10/07/2009

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I work at a preschool with kids this age and if one of them happens to leave a binky at home that day, we just tell them what happened and they do fine with the situation. I feel that engaging a child in giving it away is a great idea. This way they are able to participate in the transition and you can refer back to the occasion. You can also verbally prepare them for a couple of weeks. "OK, in two weeks we're going to put the binkies away and not use them anymore" with daily reminders. It is a soft way to introduce the concept and let them get used to the idea before it happens.

Stephanie - posted on 10/07/2009

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My sister in law was told to cut the tip of the pacifier just a little and everyday cut a lil more and continue to do this until they give it up or there is nothing left it worked my niece held her pacifier with her teeth since there was nothing left 2 weeks after she started cutting it my niece went through the house and threw them all away, there was no fight or tears

Sarah - posted on 10/07/2009

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Well I don't know if you have every watched super nanny before but her technique was to get a doll (Fairy) and tell her that the passy fairy has come to take all the passy's to the little babies that need them. Then have her put them in the bag and tell her where they are going. Then throw them away. When she wants them remind her about the babies that need them. I dont know if it works but I have seen her do it like 5 times and it seemed to work out.

Elaine - posted on 10/07/2009

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Quoting tammy:

my sister in law cut off the tip off the pacifier when to ween my nephew off of it. she told him that a mouse must have chewed on it since he had dropped it on the floor. she told me he had asked for it 2 nights straight, but that was it.



ha ha u know i thought about cutting the tips off lol thanks

Brandy - posted on 10/06/2009

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They say that it takes 3 days to break a habit and I find that to be true most of the time, so I would just go cold turkey and tough it out for a couple days and it shouldn't take long for her to forget about it. The older she gets, the harder it's going to be for her to forget!

Heidi - posted on 10/06/2009

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I've heard of moms putting them on a necklace type thing and as they wear out you cut them off...and you just explain to the child that once the last one comes off no more binkys!

Kimberly - posted on 10/06/2009

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We made a ceremony of it. We told my little girl that she was a big girl now and it was time for the binky to go help another baby out. I let her pick out some balloons, we tied the balloons to the binky and she let it go. She only asked for it once and all I had to do was remind her and that was it...never asked for it again.

Tammy - posted on 10/06/2009

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my sister in law cut off the tip off the pacifier when to ween my nephew off of it. she told him that a mouse must have chewed on it since he had dropped it on the floor. she told me he had asked for it 2 nights straight, but that was it.

Melanie - posted on 10/06/2009

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My daughters binky was her everything...i tryd once colod turkey and it was too heart breaking that i gave it back she was about the same age. Then a few months after that we were cudling on the couch and she noticed that her binky had a hole in it. I said to her ohh were going to have to put it in the garbage its broken soo off she went and threw it out at my surprise.Bed time came and she asked for it and i simply reminded her that she threw it out cause it was broken. She wernt to bed and it was done i was nervouse for the next couple of days thinking that i would hear about it sooner or later. But nope she simply asked once in a while and i reminded her once she looked in the garbage and i explained that the garbage truck took it away. I was done and i was soo happy that she had no tears!!hopefely something like that can happen for you. I also did a huge search of the house to make sure theire wasnt any left any were.

Bethany - posted on 10/06/2009

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MY DAUGHTER HAD HERS TILL SHE WAS 3 AND I JUST HAD TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HER. SHE HAD MELTDONS FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS BUT AFTER ABOUT 5 DAYS SHE WAS GETTING USED TO IT AND NO MORE TANTRUMS. AND MY DAUGHTER NEEDED HERS TO SLEEP TOO BUT WE REPLACED IT WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL THAT WE LET HER PICK OUT AT THE STORE IN PLACE OF HER BINKY. GOOD LUCK!

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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We told our daughter that it would be a great idea to leave it for Santa on his cookie plate when he came on Christmas eve. We told her he would take it to another baby who really needed it. She loved the idea and was willing to leave it. She cried at naptime and bed time two days in a row, but then she was fine! Good luck!

Lauren - posted on 10/06/2009

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I took the pacifier from both of my boys at the same time - they are 11 months apart. J was 23 months and E was 12 months. We pretty much just went through the house and gathered them up. We hid them away and have not given them back since (J is now 26 months and E is 15 months). You might have to endure hours of crying (we did) but just look for other ways to comfort her - like a blankie or stuffed animal! Hope this helps!

April - posted on 10/06/2009

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The best way is to go cold turkey. Throw them all out so you don't get tempted. It will be hard for you and her at first but she is young enough that she will forget about it after a while.

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