whats the best way to break a baby from its passy?

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Caroline - posted on 03/26/2011

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we just took our 2 1/2 year old off the pacifier... when he wasnt looking I cut small slits in them so when he went to suck on them he couldn't get suction. When he realized he couldn't suck on it like normal he held it out, said OHHH NOOO! (the look on his face broke my heart) then told me they were broken and asked for a new one. I told him if they are broken, throw them away.. and he did.
It took him 3 days to get over it and hasn't asked since. It was A LOT easier than I thought it would be. I was anticipating an all out paci war. lol
He has now been paci free for 1 week :)

Jerrie - posted on 03/26/2011

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My lil girl is 2 years old and im trying to take her off the passy too. she chewing up the passy. i tried to just throw them aways but she still manages to take her younger brothers passy. I wouldn't wait to much longer after 1 years of age to throw the passy out because it will mess with their teeth.

Keyleigh - posted on 03/25/2011

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My daughter is 14 months an she still uses hers when sleeping. I don't let her have in unless she's sleeping, but eventually she will out grow it.
My suggestion is, let your little one have the pacifier when they want it, but if they're content without one, don't push it.

Bonnie - posted on 03/25/2011

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If your baby is 2 months like it says when I put the cursor over your profile picture, I would say let your baby have it still. At 2 months of age most babies need it to soothe and comfort them. My older son stopped his naturally at 4 months old and my younger son wasn't using it much at 8 months, so we just threw it away in the garbage. There were no problems or reactions to it.

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Brandi - posted on 12/20/2013

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I tried last night to break my son and it wasn't happening! I guess I'm not strong willed when it come to him crying for something! I have speech problems and I just don't want him to... I think I will try cutting the tips off pray it works!

Lynn - posted on 03/29/2011

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I say take it cold turkey..A few months later he seen it and had no use for it at all..He was around 5-6 months old then.

Jennifer - posted on 03/29/2011

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I'd say no more than a year old because you don't want it to effect their teeth :)

Kerri - posted on 03/28/2011

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the only way i was able to break my son from his was one day we woke up in the am and i took it and said spongebob wanted to use it..it was rough a few days but he was free without it at 13 months

Heather - posted on 03/28/2011

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My mom used the paci fairy on me when I was about 18 months old. My older daughter broke herself of it when she was 4 months old but then when she started teething she used the hard edge part as a "teether" she didn't suck on it. I am hoping my 2 week old daughter will do the same thing. She only takes it when she is trying to go to sleep so I am keeping my fingers crossed. My 5 yr old only took it when sleeping too so I am going to hope! I have heard however that you don't really want to let them have a paci after they really start talking because it impairs the ability to have proper speech. We have learned that first hand with my nephew who is 5 and still gets one at bed time. He is in speech therapy etc.

Jenny - posted on 03/27/2011

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We just weaned our son off of his about a month ago and the cutting the tip off the top thing totally works! I was amazed at how pain free it was! Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 03/27/2011

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Cut the tip off. Then it isn't fun anymore. Or just wait a while. My son threw his binkie away when he was 8 months old and never wanted it again. Its not a problem till they start getting teeth

Gemma - posted on 03/27/2011

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my mum used an old way with me and my sisters. she said "before santa brings u ur pressies he wants ur dummie but u have to throw it in the fire and it goes up the chimney to him but it will not come back. make ur choice pressies or dummy?" it worked on me and my two sisters. i will be tryin it with my daughter in the future

Natasha - posted on 03/27/2011

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we have just been through taking the dummy away ourself! we basically went cold turkey because id forgotten to take one with us so he couldnt have it to soothe himself to sleep,but luckily he drifted off on his own and although he asked for it of a night for days later he soon forgot about and is now totally off them and he is 28 months.

Julia - posted on 03/27/2011

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I got that one from super nanny. My mother in-law raises my niece an nephew and she calls it ugly and it is only aloud at nap and bed time. I dont really like that one but it works for her. Now she didnt take them away during the day until they were near to 1.

Julia - posted on 03/26/2011

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We used the passy fairy. You explain to your child that it is time for them to give up their passy. You tell them how if they put all of their passies in a bag or box and put them on the door step the passy fairy will come and take them and give them to new born babies who dont have passies and need them. Then the next morning you take them out side where they find a gift and a colorful note thanking them for helping the other babies out.

Krystal - posted on 03/26/2011

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Take it away and don't give it back. It sounds stupidly simple but that's the best way. They forget about things very quickly.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 03/26/2011

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If you dont want your child to have one, throw the pacifiers out.

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