how to get ride of the paci 19 m

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Sabra - posted on 05/02/2010

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With my oldest-- we poked holes in the binky so it would collapse. When that didn't work... we went cold turkey... It took 2 weeks of heart break and determination, but by-golly it worked!

Samantha - posted on 04/30/2010

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my son was about 15 months...we did the cold turkey thing, he kept losing them, and when the last one was gone we just decided not to buy another one...for about a week it was rough at night time...but other than that it has really paid off!! he never needed it and i felt proud of him, and myself and my husband that we got through it!!

Kellie - posted on 04/30/2010

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It depends if the paci is used constantly or not. If it is, try only giving it at night and wean off the day use. Distract with toys and games and play 'I spy' by getting her to look for things. I weaned my daughter at about 2 or 2.5. I found that cutting the tip off it and giving it back to her worked. She could not get a good suck on it and it did not work for her. I told her that it was due to her using it so much, and after about two days (if that) she didn't want to use it, and threw it out herself and went cold turkey. It was great as 'she' made the decision so it was easier for her to deal with. I know a lot of people who use the 'paci fairy'. They get the kids to put the paci in an envelope and put it in the and letterbox to give to another child, and the child the next day gets a gift for giving it up My child would not have gone for that so that's why I used the other method.
Good luck !!

Lynsey - posted on 04/30/2010

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Dont be in too much of a rush to get rid of it, especially if your child has an emotional attachment to it. The best thing to do would be to try and restrict it to sleep times only. I did this by hiding the dummy whilst my daughter was having her milk first thing in the morning, if she asked for it after her milk, I used to distract her with a toy. My daughter is nearly 3 but still uses hers but only on a night time and even then it is only whilst she gets off to sleep, after which it falls out of her mouth and doesnt get put beck in until she wakes up in a morning and picks it up off the floor!!! I intend to take it away from her completely this year now that she is getting to an age where I can reason with her and she understands more.

Adrienne - posted on 04/30/2010

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I ended up going cold turkey. When really sticking to the cold turkey idea it only took a week and a half. It was H*ll but we worked through it. I'm just thankful my 1.5 year old never used a pacifier and I'm hoping my youngest will never need one! :) Good Luck!

Louise - posted on 04/30/2010

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You either go cold turkey and just remove them or you replace it gradually. My daughter is 17 months and she only has a dummy at night and she spits it out once asleep. I am not going to wean her off at all I think she will just stop picking it up like her brothers did. If your baby does use it all day then you are in for a tough time. Try to distract with other things like finger painting and buy a cuddley toy of there choice to take to bed instead of the dummy, making sure they understand it is the dummy or the teddy before you buy it.

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