How can i get my daughter that is almost 3yrs old off of the BINKY??? she's getting better and only uses it at night. but she needs to stop. Can anyone help?

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Catherine - posted on 07/05/2009

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we just told our boy he was too big now and they are only for babies, then put them all in the bin, we let him take juice to bed n a cup and he was fine after a couple of nights

Tonda - posted on 07/02/2009

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our dentist told us to just cut the tips off all of them. It worked he kept popping them in and they didnt work so he threw them all away. he was one of those kids with 2 in his mouth and 2 in his hands too and got off of them fine

Alisha - posted on 06/30/2009

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My son only takes his bobby at night to help to go sleep and he is 2 1/2. He has no speech problems at all. Not every night he wants it only when he can't go to sleep. When the child is comfortable they will know when it is time to give it up...

Alessandria - posted on 06/30/2009

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Okay my son who is now four didn't get of his nuk until he was 3 1/2. he really didn't need so i laid down the rules. He bit holes in all of them (he had like 4) so the last one he had, I told him i you bit a hole in this nuk i'm throwing it in the garbage. So he chewed it all up and i told him to go throw it in the garbage. He did it and never asked for it since. I can admit that i didn't know it would work, but it did. So maybe try doing something like that. Hope this helps.

Rebecca - posted on 06/30/2009

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you have to think that if a child sucks oh a binky to long it messes with her speech and teeth. so for people that think let it go they will lose it eventually... doesnt work like that.. im sorry.. but for all that positive advice thank you so much... she is now three and finally got rid of her binky.... we put it under her pillow and told her the binky fairy was gonna come take it and leave a present... she wanted M&M's ... it worked like a charm... she hasnt asked for it since then...

Ashley - posted on 04/16/2009

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Sounds a little too simple but we just lost them one by one til there were no more. That was with my oldest daughter who was three til she gave it up. My youngest still has one but only at bed time!!

Lori - posted on 04/16/2009

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I don't mean to be the oposite of everyone else here, but at almost 3 what is the Binky really hurting????? why try to take it away???  think of this.......how many 7, 8, 9, year olds do you see running around with a soother?? NONE so why fight to take something away that the child will give up on their own? I am a mother of 5 kids and 3 of them gave up their soothers and the 1 and 2 year old still have theirs. They will eventually give them  up. trust me there is no way a child will want to take their soother to school with them..........Just another side to look at.....

Shannon - posted on 04/15/2009

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I know it sounds a little mean, but i cut tiny holes in all of his "binkies".  When he realized he couldn't suck on them anymore he started throwing them away by himself.  It wasn't too bad after the first couple of nights.  I think it helped that he was the one to get rid of them instead of us taking them away.

Cheree - posted on 04/14/2009

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Hi i found with my son he wanted his all the time and would even wake through the night at 2 1/2 yrs when he couldnt find it so we got rid of them slowly and i kept telling him he was a big boy now he didnt need the dummy untill he only had one left then one day we were looking through cateloges and he seen a toy he wanted it was toy story's buzz and only $9 so i told him if he puts the dummy in the bin we will go buy it . he done it straight away i was so shocked we went and brought it and he slept with the toy for a few nights he asked for the dummy a few times but i told him he put it in the bin rmember now u have buzz  and after a few days then never asked for it again! i think they just come to a time when they are ready it will be easy. dont worry to much about it.

Judy - posted on 04/14/2009

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I took my two years old blinkey that how he called it and put all in my pillow case and told him it not good any more he toss and turn the first night and the next day and on the third day he had forgotten all about it about a week later his father give it back to him and he put it in the gabbage

Krystal - posted on 04/14/2009

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We just recently broke my son from his "foo foo". We went and bought a bunch of balloons and tied all the foo foo's to them and let them go, it worked!! I would just make a few disappear before then if she has quite a few in stock like my son, so you don't have to buy so many balloons!

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My 2 1/2 year old son and I were doing crafts with his safety scissors and he wanted to cut his ninny along with the paper. So I explained to him how if he cut it that we couldn't tape it back together like the paper. He still decided to cut it, popped it in his mouth for about 1 second and realized that it didn't work right and he put it in the trash. No fit or tears but was a little harder at bed time that night. Good luck.

Kim - posted on 04/14/2009

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could put them in a box and get her to write a note for the "babies in africa" x

Sarah - posted on 04/14/2009

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I know its hard but the best way to break them that I have found from experience (not my own children but a family member I used to nanny for) you just have to explain that she is too big for a binkie now and that you have to give all her binkies to the binkie fairy so other little babies can have them...then THROW THEM ALL AWAY! lol I know it seems tough but if you dont have any its alot harder to give in! It may be tough the first few days but she will soon forget and realize she is fine without  it!

Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2009

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I just tried the Easter Bunny wanting it for the Baby Bunnies.  We managed to pass on 4 to the Baby Bunnies but she worked herself up so much on Saturday night before Easter Sunday that she needed one.  I then 'popped' it in the morning when she wasn't looking and said we should throw it out as it was broken.  She is hanging on to the popped dummy at night times.  I am hoping in the next few days/weeks (cross fingers) she will decide to throw it out herself.  It was heart breaking seeing how sad she was was and we prior to that night she was very excited and told everyone she was giving her dummies to the baby bunnies.  Didn't quite work for us though but am hoping the popped dummy will find its way to the bin soon.  Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 04/13/2009

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I know it's not close to Christmas, but we told my daughter that we were going to leave her binky for Santa so he could take it to a little boy or girl who didn't have one. She was a little hesitant, but we really worked it up. She put it out with the milk and cookies and never wanted it again.

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