Okay so my son is about to turn 3 and I cannot get him to give up his binky. Ive tried everything! he will not give it up!!!!

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User - posted on 07/28/2009

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thank you so much everyone for the advise. I had posted this months ago. and fianlly 3 weeks ago we finally got rid of the binki. we went on vacation to camp and I told him he could not bring it to camp with him, they would not allow things for babies in the camp. the first night was rough but we made it. the rest of the nights at camp were a breeze, but our first night home he was really upset but I explained to him we sent them to little babies that really needed them. and he hasnt asked for it since.

Shiloh - posted on 01/20/2009

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My son had a binky untill he was three. We decided to let him take the reins. My husband and I keept telling him he would get a three-wheeler if he gave up his binky. We also told him if he threw his binky in the trash the binky fairy would come and take them to another little baby boy who did not have any binky's and really needed some.Finally after months, he came up to me and asked...If I throw my binky away, the binky fairy will come and take them to another boy, and I will get a three wheeler. I told him yes....Well he just walked over to the trash and threw his binky away. The next two days were not as bad as I was thinking they were going to be. I think sometimes parents wait, because they think it is going to be a nightmare. Usually it is not as bad as we think it will be. Try making him feel that he is in control of the situation.

Jamie - posted on 01/19/2009

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At 15 months, I was able to get my son to only have his paci in bed, so it was only for naptime and bedtime. Of course, we kept a hidden one in the car in case of a long car ride. This summer at the sitters, she forgot to give it to him at naptime, but he didn't cry or ask for it, and when she remembered to give it to him, he was passed out. He hasn't had one for naptimes at her house since July, but when we try it at home, the world has ended. I would let him cry it out, but he shares a room with his almost 2 year old brother, and I can't deal with 2 cranky pants while working. When I'm off for the summer, I'm going to have to go for the tough love approach since cutting the nipple did not work at all. I like the magic fairy ideas many of you have.

Diane - posted on 01/19/2009

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Both kids loved their Soothers. I cut the tips off of them - they couldn't suck them - they never turned back ! It works !! Trust me.  It's quite funny watching them trying to suck it too.  (but it worked for me ) Twice  (Girl & boy) .. Good luck.

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We took our daughter's paci away when she was 22 months. She kept finding them in various places around the house, but we kept reminding her that it was for babies and she was no longer a baby. She would fuss a little sometimes and more other times (especially nap time) but we stuck to our guns and she gave it up. It's tough at times, but well worth it to be consistent.

Leeann - posted on 01/17/2009

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I was lucky I didn't have a hard time taking my sons soother away from him (although I did it about a month after he turned one, my thought was he didn't need it any more and to get rid of it before he became dependent on it). I agree with Shea, my aunt had her son throw it away himself along with his bottles, she told him soothers and bottles are for babies and he was a big boy now. So he threw them out, and apparently had no problem after!

Kellie - posted on 01/17/2009

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My son is almost two and I don't even want to think about not having the bink (that's what we call it). But it's affecting his teeth. I might try cutting the bink, haven't heard that before. I'll let you know how it works.

Kim - posted on 01/17/2009

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I told my 2 year old daughter that her doctor needed her paci at her next checkup.  We talked about daily (for about a week) until the day came it was time to go to her visit.  When we saw the doctor, I reminded her what it was time to do and we handed it over.  She asked for it occasionally for about a week.  We've been paci free for about 4 months now!

Shana - posted on 01/17/2009

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My brother and his wife read there daughter a book called ballonia about what happens to let go ballons and so they got a bunch of ballons andtied the pacy to them and sent the pacisto ballonia.

Anna - posted on 01/16/2009

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We cut off the nipple on my daughters binky... She looked at it and after a few days of not being able to suck on it she threw it in the garbage and said bye bye... Now she is attached to her ladybug pillow... So it was good and it worked for us... Try it... I hope it works for you too....

Sonya - posted on 01/16/2009

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i've heard of having them "mail" it to a needy baby. (pretend of course) have them help package it up and "mail" it to a baby. he may cry later but forget eventually.

Clare - posted on 01/16/2009

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if a binky is a dummy i told maddison that santa was taking it to make her new toys with. another good way is to get ur toddler to bury it in the garden and tell him the fairies are taking it then the next day give the child a small present from the fairies to say thank you

Carol - posted on 01/16/2009

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Explain to him that on a certain date (that you pick) the binky fairy is coming just like the tooth fairy comes - or stretch it out to the Easter Bunny (April) will leave you chocolate eggs, but he will take his binky...then he is a big boy 

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God, you are more brave than I. I'm dreading the "end of the binky."  My son isn't even 2 yet - and I know how much he loves it.  I'm just waiting for the day we lose them all and I have none left to give him!  Good luck...I know I'll be there soon too.

Shae - posted on 01/16/2009

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Actually...I would have him throw it away himself.  That's how we got our 22 month old to get rid of her bottle.  We had her throw them away in the garbage, and then take that bag out to the big garbage outside.  Amazingly enough, she was totally okay with it, and we didn't have any screaming fits either!



I've also heard cutting the bink works...but none of my 3 kids have ever used one...just one with the bottle...that's the only thing I've had to get rid of.  :)

Angela - posted on 01/16/2009

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throw it away, and let him cry. it is tough love, i know. but throwing it away keeps you from caving, and then he cant find it either. I would say 1 week at the most. (just don't throw it away infromt of him

Veronica - posted on 01/16/2009

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Have you tried cutting the nipple part off the binky?  Our friends did that and their son quit using it. Good luck!

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