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Myetta - posted on 07/21/2010

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My daughter is 2 and super attached to hers. The daycare she goes to doesn't allow pacifiers, so she's only uses it at home when shes not eating or playing with her siblings. She goes to bed with it but an hour after she's sleep, it's fallen out of her mouth ad she just goes on without it.

Nikki - posted on 07/21/2010

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my doctor said that you should start off by just letting him use it during nap and bed time and then just use it at bed time then eventually you will get rid of it but it is a comfort thing for them so don't push it too much my son is 13 months and is still using a binky i'm not too worried about it he will get rid of it when he is ready too.

Faith - posted on 07/21/2010

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Well, it is always up to you and when your ready. Your son will keep it as long as he thinks he can. When My daughter turned 1 I took all the pacifiers that we had and threw them out with her. We talked about how she was a big girl now and that she wouldn't need them anymore. I thought that it was going to be hard and hid one just in case, She NEVER asked for one after that moment. She was very verbal though and understood being a "big" girl cause she had much older children around her. I also took the bottle away from her at the same time. That was a little harder, but in three days of sticking with it and giving her a sippy cup she was fine.

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2010

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well my son was very sick at that age so I didt ever thing of giving it away also forgot that I beastfeed him intill he was one so he had a lot going on to give it up that all he have left so to me three works.

Jackie - posted on 07/09/2010

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Ideal age is 6-9 mos b/c beyond that they get attached to it adn will be stubborn about giving it up. We threw my daughters out one day when she was just over 7 mos.

Jackie - posted on 07/09/2010

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Ideal age is 6-9 mos b/c beyond that they get attached to it adn will be stubborn about giving it up. We threw my daughters out one day when she was just over 7 mos.

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2010

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I am doing it when hes 3 He really only sleeps with it he talks very well. He done all the bottle at one, he potty trained , he in big boy bed so He is my youngest and last child he only has one so I can just get rid of the one when its time

Melissa - posted on 07/08/2010

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Ideally, before the child is one. In my world, it could go on until college. My daughter is almost 4 and still has a pacifier for sleep. Fortunately, she doesn't have any problems with her teeth, and hopefully she will be rid of it soon!

Lara - posted on 07/02/2010

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My son chose his thumb, before 1 month, so I don't have any advice. I was a thumb-sucker, for years, though, and I'm dreading breaking him from THAT (not to hijack the post, lol). Wish I could help...good luck! :)

Rebecca - posted on 06/28/2010

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My son is almost two, and we are just now making the paci a bed time only item. I've let him keep it during the day (although he doesn't usually use it much during the day, it's just accessible).

However, I have a friend whose 3 year old just got back from the dentist and was told she needed to stop sleeping with the paci, as it was starting to affect her dentition and she'd end up needed more orthodontic work if she continued. So, now I'm thinking that the bed time paci will have a shorter life than I originally expected.

Anyway, I would say limiting the paci is a good idea, as language is beginning to develop, etc; but if he is really attached to it, consider keeping it around for a little while longer, as the frustrations of just being a toddler are many, and it may come in handy for both of you in the next year or so.

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2010

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my son was 2 when he got rid of his . We tried before then but his doctor said let him have it as it was a comfort thing and we had moved and he has health problems I finally got tired of finding it and let him lose them all and then hid them when i did find them around the house he only cried for a day and a half and then only at bed/nap time then never asked for it again.

Amber - posted on 06/23/2010

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Our goal is at one to take away the bottle and pacifier.. but we'll see how that goes. With my son I waited until he gave up both on his own the pacifier was gone at about 8 months the bottle was much much later (3 years old) I don't want to make the same mistake with my daughter.

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