how do you ween a baby from the pacifier?

Kelsey - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 11months and it seems like when i take the binky away its like she lost the most important thing in the world.

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India - posted on 11/16/2009

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my sons are almost 13 months now and I keep going over it in my head that I have to get rid of the binkies but...I just keep procrastinating because I think they are probably going to have a hard time going to bed and I'm not sure I'm ready for that...but what I AM GOING to do when that time comes is throw them away...if you throw them away you can't give in to the crying with a binky...I did the same with the bottles to transition to sippie cups...I swear one of my sons was boycotting the sippie cup by dribbling everything onto his t-shirt for awhile, but now he is doing fine

Lori - posted on 11/16/2009

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I had to do it cold turkey with my 2 1/2 yr old step-daughter. Didn't help my mother-in-law would still give her one at her house but I am fairly certain it has stopped now. She doesn't ask for it when she is at our house. I have heard to cut the tip off till it is all gone and the child will eventually give it up. Haven't tried it but I have heard it works.

Amber - posted on 11/16/2009

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With my DD who is now 3 we took it away cold turkey when she was 1.5y/o. It was hard for about two days but then she totally forgot about it. Stay strong and don't give in! You can do it, GL!

Raeanna - posted on 11/16/2009

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i have two boys..it was easier with the first,his dad had him collect all of his suckies and throw them away,its hard for them for the first couple of nights,my 2nd con just turned 2 and we shouldve took the pacifier away along time ago..he went for his 2yr shots and the doc took the suckie out of his mouth and threw it away,and now we just tell him that the doc said you were 2 big 4 the suckie and threw it away,i tell him that they had bugs on them..lol..its been 5 days and 6 nights since the suckie got tossed,he still asks for it,i have to remind him that theyre gone....it wouldve been easier if i took it away alot sooner!!

Kristine - posted on 11/16/2009

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Well i had twins and neither of mine were on the thumb or paci but my friend had a little boy who was and she just took it away and after a few days he had already forgot about it! i guess it just depends how much you can handle taking it away but the sooner the better!

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