I am trying to get my girls away from their Pacifiers...

Rachel - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




I have 2 year old twin girls and I am trying to figure out how to get them off of them. They mostly just use them at nap time and bed time, but they were recently sick so they got them more often and am now back to the beginning, any suggestions on how to get them to throw them away??


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Brenda - posted on 01/23/2009




I was so anxious about taking my daughter’s binky away, even though she used it only at nap and night time. I was afraid it would be so traumatic, and really what Parent likes to see their child upset and crying. My husband suggested we have the "Binky Fairy" come take it and leave a present. I thought, since my daughter has a fascination with the moon, that we could tie the binky to a helium filled balloon and have her send it up to the moon. Then she could actually watch it and see that it is gone and when she asks about it we could take her outside to see the moon where she sent it. (So there’s two ideas for you in case you don’t want to just take it away!) What actually ended up happening was that she was so exhausted on Christmas day she fell asleep on her own before we got a chance to give her the binky and we just never gave it back to her. She asked about it once and we told her she was a big girl and didn’t need it anymore. She hasn’t asked about it ever since. Sometimes we just have to stand up and be Parent and take things away, I guess!

Liana - posted on 01/23/2009




hi Rachel my 2nd son who is now 2.. he loved his bink bink he woldnt be without it.. how i took him off was when i saw that everytime he went to sleep he will take the bink bink and put it to the side.. and he started to eat on it when he was awake so when he turned one i took it and hid it from him and as long as he didnt see it he didnt want it.. Hope this helps for ya..

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Each of my children had them until around 2 1/2 years.  I only allowed them at night and naps and they had to keep the binky's on the bed.  To break my middle child of the habit -we "mailed" them to her aunt that was going to have a baby.  It worked beautifully-----I don't know if it was a coincidence or not but shortly after they gave them up they became potty trained.

Miriam - posted on 01/23/2009




i told my daughter we had 2 hang it on the xmas tree 4 santa 2 bring 2 another little girl that needed it more than her. perhaps the easter bunny could work 2...lol there like maybe 3 restless nights, but nothin afta that.

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2009




I ABSOLUTELY believe in telling the truth to the girls...I have 6 kids and each one of them were a little different..Not all of them even took to the paci...but, my suggestion would be to replace each paci(that THEY throw away)with a little trinket or special outing to the dollar store!

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009




This what my friend did...

She took all the pacifiers in the house and placed them in a big jar (one from costco that had animal crackers in it to be exact!).  She then told her daughter that these are the LAST pacifiers in the world, and we couldn't buy more ever!  When one fell on the ground it was yucky and it HAD to be thrown away (another friend blammed the paci monster, however that caused more problems because of fear).  So eventually there where no more pacis in existance, and they HAD to be given up.  The first two nights were horrible for my friend, but after that the girl was fine w/o it.  i say just toss them all and get the bad nights over with.... make sure you do this on a weekend though... it will be inevitable that they will scream for them, why put it off?

Miranda - posted on 01/23/2009




I had the same problem with my girls, i kept telling them that they were big girls and only babys had dummys!! it took a few weeks of quietly sneaking them away during the day and they'd only use them at night, in the end the'd bring them to me and tell me they were big girls now and didnt want them!!! hope i have helped you, and good luck!!!

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