I need help breaking my 16 month old from the pacifier! Ive tried cutting the nipple...not working!


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Claudette - posted on 05/07/2010




Throw them away and hang tough! I had this issue at around the same time with my 2nd baby. She cried for a day...and that was it! A week later, she was back to crying. It was frustrating, but hang tough!

Charlotte - posted on 05/04/2010




Sounds daft but we gave my daughters dummies to the dummy fairy. We wrote a letter saying she could have her dummies to give to the new babies being born, left a dummy on the plate with a fairy cake and a glass of milk and went upstair to bed. It took almost two hours to fall asleep for the first night and thnakfully we had no problems after that.

Jaimie - posted on 05/04/2010




Out of sight out of mind isn't quite the right saying in this case, because he will want them, but only for a while... Just throw them all out, at 16 mo he may be too young for the binky fairy, but that may be fun for you anyway! Your gonna have a rough couple of days, but you can do it and so can your little man!

Ashley - posted on 05/03/2010




my youngest got rid of his young and then a child that he was around often sucked her thumb so he started I gave him back his soother because I thought it was easier to get rid of , I was wrong I tried to take it away and had a very miserable boy , I was told by someone to explain to him that someone else needs them and that there is a magical fairy that will come to get them and leave him a big boy toy for helping , so I hung a bag with his soother's in it to a tree and through them out that night and hung a new toy in the bag and he was happy no crying nothing worked wonders

Kathy - posted on 05/03/2010




the change will likely cause your baby to be wakeful and cry but if you're consistent with the change (not giving it to him) and using other ways to soothe him, it will work.... he just needs time to adjust to the change.

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2010




well my daughter loved her binky and it drove us nuts when ever we misplaced it so one day I said screw it and did the same thing and took the scissors to them and it didn't seem to help.

what you have to do is throw them out.out of sight out of mind.

my daughter had a fit for the next few days but then she didn't seem to care.

she was a big girl now.

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