How do i take my 13 month old's paci away?

Stefania - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My baby has always only used her paci while she sleeps & somtimes in the car if i know she's gonna fall asleep so my question really is should i take it away now & if so how & if not when should i & how should i go about it. Its getting to the point where she puts her paci in her mouth herself. Keep in mind her 2 bottom teeth are fully grown in & her 2 top teeth are about halfway there.

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Jerresha - posted on 04/14/2010

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I just took my sons binky away about 2 weeks ago and what i did was cut the tips of the binky off and then gave it back to him. He sucked on for for about 20 minutes and then didnt want it anymore because it was broke. When they suck on it it sticks to their tongues so it doesnt give them the satifsfaction that it once did. Hope this helps.

Lorie - posted on 04/14/2010

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Well I have had two kids with soothers and with my oldest he LOVED fish so I told him if he wants fish he has to give the fishy man his soothers :) so he did that.

With my second I just took them away and threw them all out b/c I know I would have cracked. It is hard for everyone ( for about a week ) but he got over it very fast and he LOVED his soother. I thought he was going to go to college with it. lol

Alicia - posted on 04/14/2010

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my son is going on 14 months, and is very addicted to his. I talked to his doctor and she said that he can keep it til he is 2. I try to take them away when he is awake, but he has them hidden every where!! lol He will not sleep without his. He has 10 teeth and they grew in just fine. I will try to take them away for good around 18 months.

Courtney - posted on 04/13/2010

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We just recently too my son's paci ( about 2mon ago) He is almost 3. I told him that he was a big boy and that we were throwing them away!! He asked for them for 2 days and has not asked since. If you are comfortable with her having the paci to sleep then I would let her have it for a while. It will not hurt her. My son's teeth are fine. I would throw all away but one! and just give it to her at bed time or nap times.

Delia - posted on 04/12/2010

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Some kids are very giving and Charlotte Scott's method works wonders, but if it doesn't work just throw all the pacificers away (to keep you from giving in) and your baby will stop asking/looking/crying for it in one to three days.

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Charlotte - posted on 04/12/2010

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we gave my daughter's paci's to the "paci fairy" who gives the paci's to other babies who need them (I also saw a similar thing on Supernanny). I think we did that when she was just over a year old. She asked for about 1 day & that was it. I was shocked! I kept them in a drawer just in case (I think I was holding on to it more than she was lol!)

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