Dummies

Tanya - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is nearly 3 any idea's on getting rid of the dummy. Its a struggle to get her to bed without it it's the only time she uses it

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Tanya - posted on 01/26/2009

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 Thank you they are all fantastic ideas i will have to give it a go. I will let you all know if i have any success

Melissa - posted on 01/26/2009

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Similar to the pin hole technique, I cut a little off the tip of the pacifier with a scissors. Every couple a days I would cut just a little more off until he didn't want it anymore. Worked like a charm, however he still has his blankie! He's 8!

J. Celeste - posted on 01/26/2009

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One of my friends said that you can use a push pin to poke tiny holes in them. This apparently stops the suction, making them pretty useless. After a short while, the kid gives up. You could just play dumb - "I don't know why they're not working." I haven't tried it yet (we have a seven month old), but I'm interested to know if anyone else has tried this. Another friend also did the "giving them away" thing and it worked. Her son gave them to the Easter Bunny's children. On Easter, he got a huge chocolate rabbit. He asked for the "binkys" (that's what we call them) at first, but after a day or so, he quit asking.

Tanya - posted on 01/25/2009

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yeah but the she see's james dummy and wants his. i cant get rid of his just yet so what do i do

Kelly - posted on 01/25/2009

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Hey Tan...I don't know if you remember how I got rid of Tahlia's dummy or not, but when she was sick with the flu..everytime she would put it in her mouth she would gag on it..so I asked her to throw it in the bin coz we didn't want it making her any more sick.  She thought it was a great idea and happily went along with it.



When she would occasionally ask where he dummy was i would tell her that she remembers throwing it away coz it made her sick and that seeings as though she was such a big girl now, she didn't need one.  She would repeat it all, what i had said, and was quite happy with the idea.  Luckily!!!!  Hope that helps!

Jaime - posted on 01/25/2009

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Oh, got it. That's a new one as I've heard it called a "nuk, passy, binki," but not a "dummy." Interesting! You learn something new everyday! It seems like kids are either hooked on a bottle or binki at night. In my case it was a bottle (aka "ba"), but I think it may help your situation as well. Here is what I did--it was a little harsh, but I knew it was all or nothing. My friend recently gave birth to a baby girl (a friend or family member's new puppy may work too). I told my daughter that she is a "big girl" now and the new baby needed all of her ba-ba's. I packed up all of her bottles in a plastic bag and had my daughter give them to my friend's new baby. We all praised her--we said, "Oh, McKinsey, that was so nice of you to bring all of your bottles for the baby!" After we left she cried for the bottles, but I reassured her that the baby needed them more than she did as she was a "big girl" now. By giving them away and out of the house it helped knowing that she knew I did not have them anymore. She did come home and search the "bottle cabinet." Once she realized they were gone that was the end of it. It was actually easier with my 2nd than my first. I do, however, allow her to have a spill proof sippy cup/spill proof straw cup (filled with water) next to her bed at night. That is how we got rid of the ba. Hope it helps.

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