How can I get my toddler to give up her binky???

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Kasey - posted on 11/21/2008

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It was around Christmas when we were trying to rid my daughter of her pacifier. We gathered all the pacifiers around the house and left them under the tree for Santa to take to the babies around the world that need them, and he left her some small presents under the tree to replace them. We did this about a week before Christmas and it worked like a charm. She never asked about her pacifier. Good luck!

-Kasey

Tara - posted on 11/21/2008

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my daughter was hard to get off hers, i tried everything and then she got a little rash (really little but I figured it was a good enough excuse) one day under her bottom lip and I told her that she had to put it up for a bit b/c it was giving her a boo-boo and when she asked for it at night I told her again about her boo-boo and that it had to get better. She was so concerned about her boo-boo that she understood. And everytime she asked for it I just had to remind her about her boo-boo, even though it was gone by then she didn't know that... and soon she just stopped asking for it.

Meghan - posted on 11/21/2008

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Here's a couple of things to try: Cutting off a small piece each week eventually there won't be enough to hold on to.

Talk about a new babies and how they need binkys to make them feel better. Then get a couple helium balloons, tie the binky(s) to them and send them up to the "new babies". When ever she asks just remind her and about what a good girl she is for helping the "new babies"

Lindsay - posted on 11/21/2008

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Have you tried reasuring her you'll be there in the house when binky is not with her? Try distracting her with a book every night until she gets used to your security/That she will be fine without it. Soon she may start to adjust to it being gone!



-Lindsay

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