binky issues

Diamond - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my daughter is one should i take her binky away ..if so how long will it upset her?

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Kerri - posted on 08/31/2009

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my daughter was bout 2 and half 3 she was addicted to it but i had enough of her losing them all the time that i sed once you loose this one your not having anymore lol and yes shelost but by suprise she wasnt that bad at giving it up it took about 2 to 3 nites of winging and it gone for good shes now nearly5

Rachelle - posted on 08/30/2009

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My first daughter NEEDED hers to go to sleep but I just took it away at around 6 or 7 months old. She cried for it but I let her cry it out and eventually she seemed to deal without it ok( about 2-3 days). Now I took my second daughters away when she turned 7 months old. I have a friend who let her kids keep theirs until they were like 2 1/2 yrs old and I'm not saying ALL kids go through this or react the same but her kid talks like he still has one in his mouth. You can barely understand what the poor baby is saying. Like I said not all kids are the same but you're better getting rid of it sooner than later and it shouldn't take that long for them/you to adjust. :-)

Elizabeth - posted on 08/30/2009

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My oldest started getting binky teeth at 15 months, The ped dentist said I had to take it away before it got worse, the crying lasted 3 nights, but was well worth it because his teeth luckily were not perm affected. Wishing you the best of luck!

Jane - posted on 08/30/2009

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our pediatrican suggested making it part of one of her check-ups; you're 1 1/2 now, that's when you need to give your binkies to the doctor b/c you don't need them anymore."

once they start teething, they don't need it anymore. that's when it's a habit. try limiting it to her bed only, naps and sleep. i did that w/my daughter. i said in an upbeat manner that it's for sleep only, just like her lovey. she was fine w/that.



also, think down the road, there are going to be a lot worse things that she'll get upset w/you about; boys, clothes, money, etc. this issue, she'll never remember.

Diamond - posted on 08/30/2009

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Quoting Kristina:

My eldest daughter was the only child (out of my four) that was "addicted" to her binky. One day, around 15 months she just stopped using it. I was lucky in that department. I have friends whos children didn't give up the binkys on their own. One mom gathered all the binkys up around 20 months or so, and took her daughter to a friend who had a baby and had her daughter give the binkys to the baby. She dealt with it fine. I would suggest trying to take it away, and see how it works. Or maybe substitute it with say a stuffed teddy or something. It all depends on your daughter. At 1, I don't see it as a big deal if they have a binky for say nap time or something. good luck tho, and just listen to the signs your daughter gives you!


thank u my husbands family keeps saying it is  so nasty so i guess it is put if it keeps her happy  i am happy

Kristina - posted on 08/30/2009

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My eldest daughter was the only child (out of my four) that was "addicted" to her binky. One day, around 15 months she just stopped using it. I was lucky in that department. I have friends whos children didn't give up the binkys on their own. One mom gathered all the binkys up around 20 months or so, and took her daughter to a friend who had a baby and had her daughter give the binkys to the baby. She dealt with it fine. I would suggest trying to take it away, and see how it works. Or maybe substitute it with say a stuffed teddy or something. It all depends on your daughter. At 1, I don't see it as a big deal if they have a binky for say nap time or something. good luck tho, and just listen to the signs your daughter gives you!

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