Binky Bound

Adrienne - posted on 06/29/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




Any suggestions on how to ween my 2 year old off of her pacifier? She's very attached to it. Day and night.


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Cherie - posted on 07/14/2011




I took my sons away when he was 15 months old. I started by only taking it away when he was awake and when he was use to that I took it away at nap time. I took away the binky at night last because he really seemed to need it to sleep. But after the first fussy night he did great and didn't cry for it anymore after that. He was really easy even though I thought he really needed it. He really didn't and slept great without it. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 07/12/2011




Just take it away. Period. I took it from my one year old and it took about 3 days for her to get over... it's not as hard as you think. The first day/night is hard, but it really does get easier every day. And it's for their own good. My step-daughter had hers until she was almost 3 and her teeth had started growing inward. The older they get, the harder it is to take away... cold turkey really is the easiest in the long run, because it doesn't prolong it.

Natasha - posted on 06/29/2009




my son is almost 2 and still has a dummy.
firstly he doesn't have it at day care and has it only at night at home.
I tried taking them away but he realised and started hiding them... so I gave in, when he is 3 I am going to throw them all way and go cold turkey on him.

Its what i did with bottles and that worked wonders.

Tia - posted on 06/29/2009




We took my daughter to one of those make a bear places and had her put the binky in there and she loved it she still sleeps with the bear today and she is 5! Good luck it is hard!!

Becki - posted on 06/29/2009




my oldest loved her pacifier! what i did was slowly cut the tip off. after a few weeks of me shaving a little piece off the top it no longer suited her needs and she threw it away on her own. Good Luck!!!

Kim - posted on 06/29/2009




I really can't give you much advice as I never gave my children a binky! For fear of this problem. I did however have to break my step son of the binky. I too had him donate his binky to the binky fairy who then takes them to the hospital for little sick babies who really need them. He also got a surprise from the binky fairy for being so kind and sending his binky to the sick babies. He fussed for a couple of days but then was fine.

Hope you have a smooth transition!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/29/2009




MIne had hers everynight. I finally had to cut the end out of it so it wouldnt suck anymore. That took a little while but with some work she finally gave it up. Good luck is all I have to say. They are a blessing and a curse at the same time. :)

Libby - posted on 06/29/2009




Both of my boys had binkies until they were 3. Our first was day and night, just like yours. The second we tried to just do it at bed time or if really needed it for some reason. When they were both 3 they gave their binkies away to the binky fairy. They both decorated an envelope, put all of their binkies in it, and stuck it in the mailbox (all of these actions were done by the child). Then the binky fairy took the binkies and left a special little surprise instead with a note thanking them for the binkies. Our first son was a little more devastated, but after a couple of days he was fine. I'm glad we did it that way and it worked great for us.

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