I need ideas on how to lose the pacifire!

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Shamika - posted on 02/01/2010

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little by little take the pacifier away...i would only give it to my son during nap or bed time...slowly less n less until it was completely gone ....

Jessica - posted on 02/01/2010

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We just took away our daughters binky and didn't give it back. I put them all in a drawer. She went looking for it for a few days and then gave up and realized she wasn't getting it. Her little brother who is 3 months old has one and she won't even touch it because it isn't "hers". She moaned and cried a little at first, but after the first few days, it was like she never even had it to begin with. Hope this helps!

JOY - posted on 01/28/2010

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We had a "party" for my daught right before she turned 2. We called it a "Mimi party" since "mimi is what she called her pacifier. At the party she collected all of her pacifiers and put them in a gift bag to be "sent to God for the new babies." Then she got a present which was a new soft blankie to sleep with. She was fine with all of this because we prepped her for a week or so and talked about what would happen so she was not surprised. She was proud of herself that she was a big girl and didn't need the pacifier anymore!

Heather - posted on 01/28/2010

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They sell a cream at the store to put on them. It tastes bad so they wont want them any more.

Christi - posted on 01/28/2010

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When my daughter was a year old I took a pair of scissors n cut the nipple and the pacifire and told her that the puppy ate it. then i made her throw it in the trash. Shr cried the first night and that was that.

Lindsay - posted on 01/28/2010

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I used a product called "thum" that you can get at any local pharmacy, it's used mainly for kids that suck their thumbs or bite their nails, but i painted it on all my daughters pacifiers and she would put one in her mouth and spit it out and say it was nasty and go throw it away. When she thought it was her idea to throw them away and not me making her it was very easy. Less than 2 days she had thrown them all away!

LAURA - posted on 01/27/2010

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just throw them all away. and dont buy anymore at all even if he/sh point at them keep walkin a pretend yudont see them. and be srng about it even though your child's cry is heart breaking you have to be strong because remember yo are the boss not him/her.

Candice - posted on 01/27/2010

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Don't look for them when baby loses them. When they get dropped in public keep walking(sneak and pitch it :)) Don't but more let the supply run out.My baby cut herself off at 9 months,luckily.

Christy - posted on 01/27/2010

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Thanks everyone for your advice! I am just going to have to deal with it and start the process.... I think I will first try using it at naptime and bedtime, and then bedtime, and eventually nothing!! Wish me luck! =)

Pauline - posted on 01/27/2010

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my daughter gave hers to the baby birds on the beach because they had lost their mummy and my son gave his to my friend who had just had a baby for her. Even then when it goes use distraction and reward for being a big girl/boy

Jackie - posted on 01/27/2010

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I just woke up one Friday morning (chose Friday so if there was sleeplessness it was not on a work nite) when seh was 7 mos old and threw them all away. She was fine! Just do it. The older they are the MUCH harder it will get and it really does impede there speaking.

Theresa - posted on 01/26/2010

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At about a year confone it to bed and care seat only, it'll make it easier when it's time to be gone all together. I did that with each of my kids. When they were about 2 I started telling them it was yucky and they should throw it in the garbage. Both boys eventually threw it away on their own between 2 and 2 1/2. When bedtime came and they wanted it I reminded them they threw it. They were a little sad, but dealt with it.

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To make it easier on you an the little one just try whay I'm doing just use it at nap time an bed time, then just at bed time, then just get rid of it all together. My little guy goes to sleep without it at nap time but if he acts like he want it i give it to him if not i dont bother. good luck

Brittany - posted on 01/26/2010

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A friend of mine had a amazing solution. Cut the end off so there isn't anything left to suck on. Tell your kid its broken and let them have it and eventually they just wont want the broken pacifire and forget about it. It worked like a charm a few times he tried to still suck on it but then he wasn't interested in it anymore. Good luck

Debbie - posted on 01/26/2010

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i actually took all my daughters dummies and put a small cut in them when she put them in her mouth she found she didnt get any enjoyment from them so she said yuk and put them all in bin and has never mentioned them since it also helped me when i did this to all of them so i wasnt tempted to give in and get her a fixed one

Jamie - posted on 01/26/2010

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Cold turkey. I did it with my little guy in two days. I think it's more for us mommies. They learn real fast how to calm themselves. It's not that bad at all. I was so worried and turned out not to be horriable. Yeah he fussed here and there but thats what kids do, and he got over real fast. Out of sight out of mind.

Rena - posted on 01/26/2010

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Cold turkey! tha crying will stop eventually.. but he'll start talking sooner and eating more!

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