2 year old still wants pacifier. It's driving us crazy.Help!

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Sarah - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughter only takes her's at night. But my neice was just taken off her's. My sister started cutting a hole in it so it would not work well. And my neice just started not wanting them. I also had a friend who had her son pack them all up and mail them to Santa with her oldest. And with her youngest she had him tie all his binkies to a bunch of balloons and they flew away. Another friend of mine said her son threw his out the window of the car when he had a fit and she said ok, that is it, it is gone now and never gave him another one. Hope this helps.

Leslie - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughter is 2 1/2 and we had no problem getting rid of the bottle right before her first birthday. The pacifier or the "bobo" as we called it was a whole other story. She was about 19 months when I took it away from her cold turkey. It was a long weekend so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity since we would be home. We woke up and followed our normal morning routine and after breakfast and I knew she would be OK for a while I took it and put it away. She kept asking for it and I just kept telling her that she was a big girl and big girls didn't use bobo's. Nap and bed time was a little harder especially the first day but we just kept going with it and by the end of the weekend she knew she wasn't getting it back and she gave up. For the next week or so she would still ask for it occasionaly but we just kept repeating that she was a big girl. I also had to keep reinforcing to my husband because he was ready to give it back to her each time she cried, LOL. I hope this helps but just keep with it and it will work out. Good luck!!!

Kotie - posted on 02/02/2009

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why put yourselves through this if everybody hates it?  your baby will let go of his passy once he is ready.  my eldest used his dummy until he was 3.



we just started weaning him off it slowly - he wasn't allowed to take it to school, can't talk with it in his mouth etc.  Eventually he only used it at night, until one night shortly after his third b-day we simply couldn't find one. (truthfully!!)  Anyway, after that he just stopped.



 

Stacy - posted on 02/01/2009

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We just got rid of my son's binky over Christmas break!  I cut the tip of the bink off and give it to him!  He threw it back at me and said "It's broke, fix it!"  I told him I couldn't fix it!  I pointed out his two "Fang" teeth in the mirror and told him that his teeth broke it!  He asked for another one so I cut that one too!  He threw them away and has not asked for another one since!  Good luck!  It can be really hard, but stick to your guns!

Jessica - posted on 01/31/2009

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Quoting Jamie:



I weaned my daughter by slowly eliminating it.  First she could only have it for sleeping.  Then only at night, no naps.  After that, it took two nights and she forgot all about it.  The first night she cried for about 15 mins, the second she asked about it.  We said your a big girl and don't need it.  We had tried cutting it down previously, but it didn't work, just made her mad.





This is very similar to what I did.  First only sleeping.  Then only night.  Then I threw all but the 1 he had in his crib away the night before the trash went out!  The next night I cut the end off of it.  He got mad that he couldn't suck on it and cried himself to sleep.  It took less than a week for him to stop crying for it...

Jamie - posted on 01/31/2009

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I weaned my daughter by slowly eliminating it.  First she could only have it for sleeping.  Then only at night, no naps.  After that, it took two nights and she forgot all about it.  The first night she cried for about 15 mins, the second she asked about it.  We said your a big girl and don't need it.  We had tried cutting it down previously, but it didn't work, just made her mad.

Brodie - posted on 01/31/2009

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Suckies are a fun thing to try to get rid of. keep telling them that you can't understand them with the pacifier, that they don't need it. then just keep taking it out of thier mouth while they are distracted. then limit it to bedtime. suckies only when we lay down for nap or bedtime. Or you can cut the tip off the end of the nipple, and each night or week cut a little more off. soon they wont get the satisfaction they used to get and give it up.

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what i would do and have done is i took my sons to the toy store or dept. store and had them pick out a small toy and at the register i had them pay for the item with there binky! the first couple nights were tough they cried for there binky but i just stuck to my guns and they eventually got over it! my first son decided on his own he was done one night i gave it to him and he said no binky and threw it down so i scooped it up and put it in a drawer just in case cause he was only 1 but he never asked for it again. my second son was the one who really liked his so we bought a toy for him with the binky.. my third son is also going to be hard but we will just do the whole pay for your toy now... he is also biting his now and ripping them so we will be ending the binky soon for him.. it does get exspensive..

Wendy - posted on 01/31/2009

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we made both our kids quit cold turkey...both when they were about 2. Both of them used to chew them until there was holes in them. Because it was getting so expensive to keep replacing them, I told them that if they continued to chew on them, we would have to give them to the garbage man. They continued, and so the soother went in the garbage. My son was especially attached to his, but after a couple of times asking for it, he realized it wasn't coming back and soon adjusted to not having it.



Obviously this will not help you if he/she doesn't chew on it....I just wanted to let you know that sometimes the outcome isn't as bad as what we think it might be. Both my kids surprised me!!!!

Holly - posted on 01/31/2009

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i personally wouldn't be too worried about it. my son gave up his passy when he was just turning two and then a couple months later started sucking his thumb... so i gave it back to him because passy's are less harmful. some moms i know have had the child themselves throw the passy away. not force them but just tell them that they're big boy/girl now and they don't need passy's. passy's are trash now. and have them throw them away..... don't know if that helps any....

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