My 2 year old will NOT give up his dummy HELP!!

Julie - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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How do i get a dummy away from my 2 year old? Even if he would b happy to have it at bedtime only but not in the day, i would b happy with that but its constantly hanging out of his mouth!! My older son gave his up fairly easily, but my youngest is stubborn and doesnt go longer than a coupla hours without crying and shouting for it. I dont even know how to begin without suffering through weeks n weeks of screamin tantrums!

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Brooke - posted on 12/22/2009

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lol cut a bit of it each day till the teet is gone and explain there is no more

Sheryl - posted on 12/20/2009

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what i did with my son was let him have it till he lost. i told him mommy and daddy where not going to buy anymore. if he lost it. then it gone! then about two months later he throw so where and lost it he couldn't find it. he came to me asking for it. i told him i told you mommy and daddy where not buying anymore. gave him a hug and told him that i loved him. that was the end for my son! but then again every child is defferent. hope that helps!

Rikki - posted on 12/20/2009

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havent got to that stage with my son as yet but my sister didnt bye new dummys and you know how after a while they get all flat and you replace them just dont your lill man mite just think its not worth having it when its all flat and not so mutch fun to suck on...good luck

Krystal - posted on 12/20/2009

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Mum used to keep mine in the fridge and one day she cut the end oof it so when i went to get "dodo" i said "Uh oh dod broke" and mum was like "oh well you better throw him out now" and that was the end of it. My little brother flushed his in the toilet! But it kept bobbing up again so he loved the game. You could just go cold turkey with it. Im sure after a couple rough days he'd have forgotten about it. Could you transfer something in replacement like a blanket comforter or something? Good luck. My son wouldnt take a dummy properly so im lucky he wont even notice his go missing xx

Emma - posted on 12/20/2009

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Do what my mum done with me, every week, snip a bit off the dummy so it gets shorter and shorter. when it gets so short that he/she cant get a good grip of it, they will spit it out and not want one. In a few weeks you will be dummy free.

Jennifer - posted on 12/20/2009

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u need to be strong n explain his a big boy now n can only have it at bedtime try a reward chart wid stickers each time he doesnt have it in the day he gets so many stickers he gets sumthing he likes example a book or new toy.

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