What is the best way to get rid of the binky?

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Shana - posted on 03/25/2009

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With both of mine I gave them the responsablity for the binky ( they would leave it everywhere ) and when i saw it i would pick it up and put it out of sight and when they asked for it i would say " It is your responsablity you have to find it or you don't get it. My son just went to sleep with out it first time last night and has not asked for it again but we well see tonight. and he is 2 almost 3 but i think if you give the child the responsablity for the binky its not so dramatic to them and they feel like they Big kids now.

Emily - posted on 03/23/2009

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I don't know that it is the best way, but I showed my daughter that I was throwing them all away. And that they were for babies, not the big girls )she was 18 months). And with my son I decided to take it away much sooner, he was 6 months so there was NO trouble with that.

Renee - posted on 03/23/2009

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By Age 2 - we would only allow our daughter to have her binky for naps and bedtime.

I then tried cutting off the tips a bit, but that didn't work - she still liked it. I would talk about it alot with her -- and say that she is getting to be a big girl and doesn't need her binky anymore. And that little babie's need binky's! I would always ask if she was ready to give her binky's to her baby cousin -- and she would usually say yes -- but then change her mind after she thought about it for a while.

One day out of the blue - I gave it to her at naptime - she said "binky yucky" and threw it on the ground. I went and got her another one - and she said that one was yucky too! So, she took her nap without it that day. I still gave her the opportunity to use it a few more times - but she didn't want them anymore. She then agreed to give them to her baby cousin, so we decorated a gift bag and put them all in the bag to give to her cousin as a "present"! She still thinks about them from time to time, and I just remind her that she gave them to her baby cousin -- and she says"Oh...Binky Yucky"!

So Whew, I lucked out! This all happened right after her 2nd Bday...she has been binky free for almost 2 months and she still sleeps like a baby!

Karrie - posted on 03/23/2009

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Quoting Crystal:



a good friend of mine cut off the tip of the binky so that it would colaps when her daughter put it in her mouth and she just kept telling her it was broken and did it to all of them so they were all broken





i have heard of that working.. i tried it with my son and it didnt' work .. lol.. he still wanted it...



i have no more advice because we decided to wait a while to take it away... my girls were 3 when we took theres away.... they seemed to understand more that 2 but everyone has there opinion....



i will start to only give it to him at naps  then go to nights then take it away..... the girls i just took away.. but they didnt' use theres during the dday like my son

Crystal - posted on 03/23/2009

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a good friend of mine cut off the tip of the binky so that it would colaps when her daughter put it in her mouth and she just kept telling her it was broken and did it to all of them so they were all broken

Stephanie - posted on 03/22/2009

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slowly take it away keep him/her entertain so dat they 4get bout it, my son neva liked it but ma nephew was crazy 4 it, we took it away completely didnt work, so we wouldnt give it 2 him all day then @ nite sumtimes we would onlii if he would cry alot, until he gave it up by himself

Steph - posted on 03/22/2009

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I did the exact same thing with one of my twins! It was harder for us, I think, than her. She eventually didn't need it anymore! Yes, I agree, it takes time...just like with anything else! It's a process they learn! Just be patient, no matter what!! Good luck!

Christina - posted on 03/22/2009

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my youngest was very attached to the binky i slowly started taking it away first i only let her use it when she was in bed so she wouldnt have it any other time then one day i got rid of it all together it will be hard but he/she will cry but eventually wont need it any more it will just take time

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