Help..Trying to get my 3yr old off pacifers

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Ali - posted on 05/27/2010

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I used the Dummy Fairy technique (after watching Super Nanny) with my son, and it worked a treat but I bought a kit from www.dummyfairies.com. It was just beautiful. It's completely made from scratch for your toddler. They get a letter in the post, a dummy bag, fairie dust and everything. Nate had about 15 dummies and wouldn't sleep without one. It was fabulous. A :-)

Mandy - posted on 02/03/2009

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what i did was say the dummy fairy need them for the new babys and she put then in a bag and then the dummy fairy lift a gift for her and that work no more dummys hope that helps mx

Patricia - posted on 02/03/2009

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My first two used pacifiers. When they were 3 and 2, we had a big "throwing away" ceremony and than celebrated with donuts afterwards. The next couple of days were a little rough without them, but, it didn't take both long to adjust.

Bonnie - posted on 02/03/2009

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I personally didn't have a hard time breaking my kids from the passy so this is not first hand experience. I personally don't like the idea of cutting them because I worry that a piece will get bitten off and swallowed. However, the passy fairy is a good idea and I've seen something similar on Supernanny with bottles/sippies. Have the child help (as much as possible) with packing them up to mail, or the balloon thing above is great, something to the effect of giving them to babies who don't have any. Then explain that in the morning they will get a special surprise from the passy fairy. Wrap/package a very special toy or item that you know your child will adore and give it to him/her in the morning. You could leave it next to their bed so they see it first thing in the morning or at their place setting at the table for breakfast. Something really special. If you do the balloon thing, I would suggest tying atleast 1 balloon to the new item too.



Don't know if it will work, but good luck anyway!

User - posted on 02/03/2009

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We tied hellieum balloons to ours and let them go....they were "sent to other babies who needed them" We of course live in the country and didn't have to worry about power lines or anything. I like the idea of the passy fairy. Good luck...we are about to try it again with our second child....I'll let you know how it goes this time.

Adina - posted on 02/03/2009

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My daughter is 20 months and over 2 weeks ago we went cold turkey from the binky and she still isn't sleeping through the night!  Needless to say I do not suggest the cold turkey method. LOL.  I think poking holes in it with a needle or cutting the tip of it off sound good so I'd go with one of those if I were you.   Good luck!   

Wendy - posted on 02/02/2009

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I have been told the same thing from a friend. None of my kids would use a pacifier so I don't have first hand experience.

Michelle - posted on 02/02/2009

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I have not done it yet myself but my friend who has 4 children told me what she did.  What she would do is cut the nipple a little at a time until it gets down to the nub and then have them throw it out before she goes to bed and then in the morning have a present for her from the pasey fairy or someone like that.  I hope this helps! She said it worked for all of her children

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