Dummies

Nicola - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter has just turned 3 and i can't get her off her dummy help!!!

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Melinda - posted on 04/12/2009

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when time came to get rid of my 3yrs old daughters dummy, it was at christmas we said to her she has to give dummy to santa so he could give it other little babies, when she saw santa she ran straight over and gave him the dummy, she woke up a couple of times asking for it but I just said remember you gave it to santa and she went back to sleep, got to 3rd night she forgot all about it. Hope this helps. Please keep in touch and let me know how you go.

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My son called his a Na Na! My husband managed to get hm off the dummy. My son had chewed it so much it had split! He's 3. My husband said it was broken and had to go in the bin so my son took it and threw it in the bin. I think my husband sat with him for a few hours whilst he went to asleep as he kept asking for it. The next couple of night going to sleep wasn't a problem but if he woke up he would cry for it and using the big boy line seemed to work. Then after nights he hardly mentioned it! Nearly 2 months later and we now have a dummy free little boy.

Kerry - posted on 04/01/2009

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Thee is a little book called "Bye Bye Pacifier" and my sister had it at her house. Every time we visited my daughter Lilly would want to read it. It basically says that the little boy "mailed his binky to all the babies that need it" because he is a big boy now. One day when she was around 2 she just came up to me and asked if we could mail it to the babies. We put it in an envelope and I "mailed" it. She had a couple nights where she would wake up more but she got over it within a week and never looked back. It was great.

Leanne - posted on 04/01/2009

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Hi there Nicola,my lil girl is 2yrs old and i have started to tack her "moo moo" dummy off her and ppl did say it will b hard as she is older but im fimding it easier theni first fourt,NEVE only has her dummy now wen she is going to bed and wen she gets up in the morning she wil hand me her dummy and wen we go out and she stays at her gran parents house she will go to bed without her "moo moo" she says "no nanny big girl" and we find the more prasie we give her the more she goes without it and latly wen we go in to see if she ok her dummy is on her unit and she is in bed so i think in the next few mnths i can take it off her fully.

Hope this helps and gives you a lil advice but im sure your find your own way with the dummy situation xx k.i.t.(keep in touch)

Melanie - posted on 03/31/2009

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To get my daughter off the paci when she was about 2 1/2, we started by telling her that since she was getting to be a bigger girl, she only needed it for sleeping and we put it up so she had to ask for it.  If she asked when it wasn't bed time, instead of making a big deal out of it, I would just act like she was silly!  "That's for sleeping, remember?!  You are silly!", then she would laugh instead of getting worked up about it.   As she got used to not having it in her mouth all the time, one day she forgot to ask for it during her nap.  I waited until she forgot to ask for it for her nap and at bedtime the same day.  I took that as a sign.  If she could go 24 hours without it, she didn't need it.  So I "lost" it.  I threw them away and when she asked, I said it was lost.  We looked around the house, but it was lost!  It's been a year, and she still occasionally will talk about her lost paci, but she never really raised a fuss about it.  Just make sure avoid going through that aisle when you go to the store for a while!

Christine - posted on 03/31/2009

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i saw a post the other day and i thought this was great, i'll pass it on...

she and her son planted the pacifiers in the yard along with a little plant seed, to make a "paci tree"-she said he never looked back and was so excited when his plant started to grow:)

Susan - posted on 03/31/2009

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We used to make fairy boxed in nursery to gather them in to and give them to the fairy who then gives a grown up present for a big girl/boy as a replacement.
Once you make the decision to take the dummies away - as hard as it might get, don't go back. They soon give up asking for them.

Keri - posted on 03/31/2009

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By dummy do you mean pacifier?  My son calls them Wakkis and I just went through the same thing.  What I did was gathered all of them up with him and put them in a plastic bag.  We then took them over to his baby cousin's house and he "gave" him the wakkis.  We talked about how he is a big boy now and that he doesnt need them anymore.  He has whined for them a little but all in all it has been a smooth process.  I think that you just have to remain firm with the decision to get rid of them.  Also, we bought him a really soft teddy bear to hold in replacement.  We explained that this was a more big boy toy.  I hope this helps!



Keri

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