How do I get my 2 year old to give up her pacifier? She just got used to daycare but she wont go anywhere without her binky.

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Aimee - posted on 02/21/2009

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The Easter before my son turned 2 we told him we would leave his "be-be" for the Easter
Bunny and he would take them to the hospital for all the little babies and he would leave my son a prize. I filled his basket with the things I knew he loved and when he ask for the binky I reminded him that the Bunny gave him a prize and traded for the binkies. It worked like a charm! He only ask for 2 nights and never cried. I also heard of a lady who let her little girl put them in a build a bear and they were sewn up inside so her binky would be with her but, she couldn't use it. Good luck!

Esther - posted on 02/21/2009

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My daughter didn't have one, but I was watching supernanny a while ago and she had a fantastic idea, and it worked! She told the child that the dummy fairy was coming to take them away. Put them in a pretty bag and hung them on a tree in the garden and in the morning the fairies had come and took them and left a lovely gift for the child. It made my cry as it was such a lovely idea. I am having problems with getting an evening bottle off my 2 and a half year old and thinking this may do the trick. I will let you know if it works.

Zowie - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hi



My son is 28 months and he had a dummy constantly up till last month, i didnt want to just take it off him and never give it back as he loves it too much. I decided to just give it to him at sleep time. I wont lie the first few days were tough but they do get better. He will now go for a nap without it but still has it at night... but dont panic if she still wants it, every child and mother is different in so many ways hun. Hope this helps.

Jennie - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hi Maylene, my little girl has just turned 2. On the night before her birthday, we explained to her that there were other little babies that needed to use a dummy. we told her that we would give it to the fairies so they could help the other babies. now she was such a big girl she didnt need it anymore. On the morning of her birthday she opened one of her presents that was 'from the fairies' to say thank you. She loved it. She would occasionally ask for it for about a week and we just reminded her about the fairies and reiterated that now she was such a big girl she didnt need it. If you think it is too soon to take it away completely, then just let her have it a bed time for a week and then try it. Let me know if it helps.

Heather - posted on 02/20/2009

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I cut a small hole in my sons with manicure scissors and let him have it that way for a week and then the next week just took it away. By then he knew it didn't work anymore and didn't care as much. The first couple nights are the hardest after you take it away, but once he was asleep he usually stayed asleep. Good Luck!

Donielle - posted on 02/19/2009

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Just throw them out. I got rid of my son's bo bo when he was 18 months. I let him use it for so long b/c I had another baby soon after him and wanted him to have something to comfort himself. Mt ped told me I HAD to get rid of it so I just threw it out and dealt with it. He cried the first two nights and then forgot all about it! Hope I helped and good luck!

Ahtia - posted on 02/18/2009

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My SIL cut holes in her daughter's binkies, and she hated it so much that she gave up on them herself.

Melinda - posted on 02/18/2009

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Don't Fret Maylene! My daughter will be 4 in March. We finally tied her binky to her bed. She has been fine without it. Now she knows that that is just where it is all the time. It is where "binky lives". I know it seems cruel, but she actually has been great ever since we did it. There are no more frantic times of trying to find where she left it. It is now just always tied to her bed.

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hey this is to Maylene . Hi my son is 27 months and when he was 18 months we took it away put him to bed and let him cry himself to sleep but after 3 restless nights he forgot about it . I dont know if that would work for you but the cold turkey method worked for my little guy now he doesnt use that or a bottle

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