How do I get my baby off the binki?

Jessica - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Anyone have any ideas on how to get a baby off the binki? My daughter is 1 year and 6 months and I think it's about that time to start a binki war!

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Hi Jessica,
Chopping it sounds like a great idea....
This is what I used with my daughter, although she only used it at night to go to sleep, I wanted to free her from that dependency!! Let's say that I had 3 of them for her around the house, well little by little I "made believe" that "she" was loosing them...I threw away one at a time and every time I would ask her: "where did you put it? Did you lose it? Oh no, we lost one of them and they don't have them at the store anymore...mommy checked and they didn't have any!!" I did this with all of them until we got to the last one...for a couple of days I was "preparing her" by saying: "well, this is the last one, just make sure you don't lose it or else you will not have any, remember they don't have them at the store anymore???"...to my surprise, when I threw away the last one, she acted as if she already expected it!! No fuzz, no cry, NOTHING!! I think knowing that she was the one loosing them helped her cope with it!!!...LOL...don't know if this will work for you but it did for me!!! GOOD LUCK!! :)

Jessica - posted on 11/21/2009

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a 10 year old and never gave her binki so although I am a seasoned mother, I'm stuck on this binki issue. I like all suggestion but I think I'm going to try the chopping of the binki first. We'll see! Thanks again.

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2009

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My PED gave us a suggestion, He said that while the child is away(out of the House) Make sure no Binkys go with them... Go around the house chopping the tip of the binky off and putting it right back where your child left it... It is important that you get them all so Make sure you have enough time with child gone. When the child finds the binky just ask them what happened and then say it broke.. It works like a charm.. After about 3-4 days my daughter quit asking about the B. Good Luck I hope My info will be helpful.

Sandra - posted on 11/18/2009

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my baby is 17 months old and he stop sucking a binki when his first tooth started coming in when he was almost 7 months

Crystal - posted on 11/18/2009

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I started by keeping it only for nap time and bed time since both my girls used it to go to sleep. They adjusted to that pretty well. Then we just took it away all at once and that was hard because they did cry for a couple of day's. But after about a week they stopped asking for it all together. It was much harder on my older daughter at 2 1/2 then the younger one at a little over a year. I would suggest not waiting... I think its a harder for them to break the older they get. Good Luck

Cassie - posted on 11/16/2009

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I was reading about this today at my sons doctors appointment. I didnt get to read the whole article but if you wanted to buy the magazine it was in the november issue of American Baby! I think I'm going to get it because my son's 13 months old and I think it's time to get rid of it!

Kendal - posted on 11/16/2009

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You have to take it away for good ... it normally takes about a week ... but throw it out and dont give it back !! Sometimes it harder on the mom than the child ... just be strong and dont give it back!

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