how do i get my daughter off of the dummy she will be 3 on the 13th plz HELP!!!!

Amanda - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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MY DAUGHTER WILL BE THREE ON THE 13TH AND SHE STILL HAS A DUMMY AT TIMES SHE WILL WALK AROUND WITH 2 OR 3 SHE HAS A STASH AROUND THE HOUSE... SHE IS GOING TO 3 YEAR OLD KINDA NEXT YEAR AND I DONT WANT HER TO HAVE THEM.. PLEASE HELP ME

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Hannah - posted on 01/10/2011

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my doctor told me once to cut off the nipple part that way you can give them to your child without looking like the bad guy and then they eventually realize that it just doesnt work anymore and lose interest. I never actually tried it, I decided to just deal with tears for a week and then everything was fine so you could try that too! haha hope this helps

Ainslie - posted on 01/08/2011

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We decided to remove the dummy this time last year, my daughter was only using it at night time, but was dependent on it to fall asleep. So we started talking about the easter bunny, and how he collected dummies from all the big girls and boys who had turned two. And in return he would leave them one big chocolate egg for being so good. We talked about it from January until easter, so she had it clear in her mind that the dummies were going and that she would get a reward for being a big girl now. She got so excited that we had no dramas at all,she was happy to put them out for the Easter bunny to collect. It worked a treat!

Christine - posted on 12/23/2010

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I would suggest just to throw them all away...we did this with our daughter and after a couple of days she seemed to just forget bout them. I must admit though that getting her to go to sleep for naptime & bedtime has been more challenging. She used to take her binky & fall right asleep but now she fights sleep ( and it's been a few months now)

Jenn - posted on 12/22/2010

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well now you know the next baby you have do not use them.If you want to get her off of it.Keep 1 an only 1.Get a plastic bag an have her get all of them make it a game.After all is collected tell her that she can pick her favorite an the rest will go to little babies that need.(you can save them for another child just keep them out of her sight)Then tell her she can only have it with her at bed time!! Then when she falls asleep take it away from her.Do that for about 1 week then give it to her every other day an the days she dont take it to bed let her pick out a stuffed animal an let her take it to bed with her.And slowly take the dummy away from her.Thats what I did with my daughter with the bottle and she was 2 then she is know 3 an falls asleep with a pooh bear.

Evelyn - posted on 12/22/2010

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With the binkys i agree about taking it away, when my daughter was under one when she either slept or just napped everytime she fell asleep i would remove it from her mouth, and by the time she was one she was learning hand me things when i asked her to so when she started to do that if i saw she picked up a binky i would ask her to give it to me and would tell her that she is getting to be a big girl and she did not need them and to hand them to mommy to put them away, and she never fussed after i stopped giving the binky to her for a nap or sleep she would just run around till she was tired and then go to bed and if she would find a binky during the day she would run up to me and say here, here and i would take it and put it in a drawer and told her it was mommys drawer, she never used them again, i hope this helps

Carol - posted on 12/22/2010

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I agree with Michelle, just take charge and throw them away. My son is a year and half and i stopped him right after he turned one. With kids once they don't see it they will eventually forget about it.

April - posted on 12/21/2010

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We slowly took our son's paci's away from him over time. We only allowed him to have it at nap and bed times for a while then took it away all together. The first week or so was hard as he kept waking up and asking for it. Or he'd find them throughout the house (in couch cushions and such) so he kept asking for them. But just stick to it and this too shall pass. Make sure you and your significant other are on the same page with this as well as it will take a partnership on both your parts to take it away! One parent can't take it away and then have the other parent give in.

Belinda - posted on 12/21/2010

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CLASSIC QUESTION. Although i havnt taken mine of my young fella yet as we are flying acroos country soon and it is good to suck for the air pressure in their ears i will be getting rid of it after we are home.
Ive been told if you let them throw it in the bin themselves then when they ask for it you can tell them they threw it away and now its yucky! Then its on them not you for being mean and taking it away. Another way ive heard...my mum said i was really bad for my bottle so my nanna told me that there was other little girls that didnt have any bottles and it would be nice if they could have mine. Apparently i never asked for them again once i packed them all up. Start by only allowing dummies at nap times...im sure they get over it in a few days so just stick with your decision mum! Your the boss!

Irina - posted on 12/11/2009

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The best thing is to throw it out. The first fews days will be tough but she'll get used to it.

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I told her the Paci Fairy was going to come soon to bring the paci's to all the new babies that are being born. I packed them up and in the moring in the mailbox was a present from the fairy. She did have a difficult time going down for nap for a few days but at bed there was no change. Good luck!

Cassidy - posted on 12/11/2009

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I'm having the same problem! My daughters only 2 but i told myslf I would not let her have it when she began talking and walking...now, shes talking and walking with a BINKY!! I am now cutting it down to just nap and bed time and hopefully (like the bottle) she will eventually stop wanting it all togetehr

Michelle - posted on 12/11/2009

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ermm easy take them away and throw them in the trash... who's in charge?

Jean - posted on 12/11/2009

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A friend of mine got her son to wrap them and give them to Santa so that he could give them to other babies. Worked a treat! Most babies outgrow them by 3 1/2 anyway, if she just refuses to let go.

Tabitha - posted on 12/11/2009

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I heard a story once that worked... they had told the child that the babies needed them and they needed to send them to the babies in the mail so they collected them all and put them in an envelope and sent them in the mail and in return the child got a gift from the babies! Hope this helps!

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