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Ann - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My little boy is 20 months old and still using a dummy....any ideas on how to stop him using it?

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Melody - posted on 03/12/2009

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I let ours magically disappear until there was only one for each of our children. We kept them in a hiding spot just "in case". Then we talked about how so many little ones out there don't have any zip it's (yes, we called them zip it's .. lol). Tied each of the two remaining to a bunch of balloons and they got to let them go into the air and watch them go off to another little girl and boy. We praised them for being soooo big afterwards and how proud we were of them. They got such a kick out of it and never asked about them again afterwards. Just make sure you get enough balloons for each of them or they won't go far.

Beth - posted on 03/09/2009

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My son stopped using soothers at 2 1/2.  By then though he was only using them at bed time.  I got him ready by telling him that the soother fairy was going to come very soon for his soothers and leave him a big boy present.  One day when I was telling him about it again he asked if she could come now and I said sure.  We decorated an envelope and he put all his soothers in it and that was that.  He asked for it once or twice, but that was it.  I tried many other ways before, but this one worked, because it was his decision.  Good luck!

Megan - posted on 03/09/2009

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i told my son that santa took his bottles and dummies and he has never asked for it

Siobhan - posted on 03/09/2009

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Hi my two year old son had about eight dummies till two weeks ago,he started chewing the tops off them,so i decided to get rid of them,i left him with one at night time,for a couple of days,he soon forgot about it in the day,so just decided to try put him to bed without it one night and he never asked for it and still hasnt,i think the trick is dont make a big deal of it out of sight out of mind!but keep a spare one one just incase of emergancies!

Devon - posted on 03/08/2009

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just take it away but don't give it back no matter what once you do. the first little while will be really hard for both of you but that too shall pass. you can do it mom, trust me it will be harder on you then him.

Charlotte - posted on 03/08/2009

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My friends daughter hung all of hers on the christmas tree for santa, when she asked for them back her mum said sure but you give the presnets back to santa then. Maybe he could exchange them for his birthday presents? You can then have time to talk to him about it so hes prepared instead of just taking them? My youngest two never used a dummy and my eldest was ten months when he stopped using his so i havent really experienced this myself.

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My neighbor had her son give it to my son when he was just a baby so that he understood that it was for babies and it was time to pass it on.  It also left his house and he moved right passed it.  My son never liked them so we havent' had to try any of it.

Paula - posted on 03/04/2009

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i just stopped it. she asked for it a few time and then didn't bother it was so much easier than i thought. she still sometimes crys for it when she sees a photo of her self with it in. but not too bad. i told her its for babies...she gets it but sometimes wants to be a baby...



She always had it when she had her nighttime bear. i took that away at the same time and replaced it with something else for a while so she didn't assoiate the two together. now she has her bear / cat back and don't ask for the dummy at the same time. Good luck, he might suprise you.

Tina - posted on 03/04/2009

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My lil guy threw his in the garbage one day. We think his grandfather had something to do with that. But who knows. 



Maybe try something else that would make feel safe, like a blanket or a special bear.

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