Taking nook & bottle away

Kristen - posted on 12/18/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 16 months old and I think it's time to take them away for good. Is there any good ideas on how to do this with the least amount of trauma.

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Stacey - posted on 12/23/2008

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mayve you should explain she is a big girl now and that santa wants her to leave her bottles and dummies out for him in exchange for gifts , thats what i done with my daughter , x

User - posted on 12/22/2008

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My two kids had the pacifier. My daughter had it till she was 3.5, and my son at about 20mths. What we did, especially for my daughter was made a chart with 7 days on it. Each day they didn't have their pacifier, they got a sticker. At the end of 7 days, they got to go to the toy store and pick out a toy. It worked GREAT!! The first couple nights were a little rough because they were both getting used to not having it, but it got easier. Good luck!!

Marie - posted on 12/18/2008

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I am worried about this too. My daughter is a paci addict. We let her have it because we had another little one coming and didn't want to let him have one, but not her. Now, he sucks his thumb, and she is still addicted. I know I am going to have to tackle it soon, but I am DREADING it. I think I am just going to have to do it cold turkey. At least that's the plan.

Brooke - posted on 12/18/2008

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I tried the wheaning thing, and honestly it didn't work for me. I have 4 children, and ALL of them took a binky and I took it away at 9 months. Cold Turkey. With each of the 3 that I did this with, I had about 2 rough nights. I have an 8 year old son, 3 year old boy girl twins, and an 8 month old son, who is about to lose the binky in a month!!!! As for the bottles, i took those away at a year and kept talking about being big boys/girls and told them "all gone"........they did ask for a couple days for a "baba" but they learned pretty fast that it was "all gone." It really is hard if you are a softy or give in after they cry for a while, but you have to be strong, and it has worked on 3 out of 4 of my children....

Carisa - posted on 12/18/2008

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Weaning. Set a schedule where she can only have the bottle three times a day and binky when she sleeps. The next week make it so she only gets the bottle two times a day and binky during night time. Buy a sippy cup that she gets to choose and make her own. Make a big deal out of being a big girl and growing up. The third week: bottle once a day and binky at night time. The fourth week no bottle, only binky and the last week try no binky at all, or at least take it out after she falls asleep. My 2 year old still uses a binky occassionally, so I don't think its the end of the world if you can't get her to stop using it altogether lol.

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