My son is 15months of age and he wont give up the pacifier. I've heard it causes buck teeth.

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My son is 15months of age and he constantly cries for his pacifier. I've tried hiding it, losing it, I've even resulted in putting ketchup on his "Baby cry no-more" (pacifier) . Please help me. It could cause his perfect white teeth to buck!!! Help me, a concered parent.

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Amanda - posted on 07/11/2009

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Cut the complete tip off of it so there is no nipple part left. I did it with my son and at age two who was done with it. I also would only give it to him when he slept at night. It's worth a try.

Jamie - posted on 07/10/2009

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Let him have it until he is ready to give it up. Pacifiers are better for him than sucking his thumb. They don't cause buck teeth anymore because of they way they are designed.My daughter had hers until she was about 2 1/2yrs old and she is 6 now and getting her permanent teeth and they are perfect. Talk to your pediatrician about it.

Amber - posted on 07/09/2009

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It is hard but worth it, no I do not believe they cause buck teeth first of all. But I had to basically bribe my son to throw it away. He was over two years old. He only had one left as I had gotten rid of most of them already. He wanted a cookie, so I asked him to throw his binky away and I would give him one, I know it sounds terrible but I was desperate. He threw it away, yes I did have to deal with some whining for a week or two, but I never gave in. Good luck!

Helen - posted on 07/09/2009

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I dont believe it causes buck teeth. My 5 year old daughter used the pacifier till she was over 2yrs. She doesnt have buck teeth. However, i think its best to get rid of the pacifier sooner rather than later and the only way is to chuck it and find alternative ways to pacify him. When i disposed off my daughters pacifier, i didnt provide an alternative so she switched to sucking her thumb. That lasted another two years. Luckily, she doesnt have buck teeth from thumb sucking. Its ur call. Just make it now.

Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2009

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My daughter kept hers until around 3 1/2. She would hold one in each hand to get herself to sleep. Starting around 20 months or so, if she lost one, it wasn't replaced. The last one was looking really bad and we stated we had to give it to the magical princess or something like that. WIth a lot of warning, she didn't even notice. And she doesn't have buck teeth.

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Both my boys were easy to break so I can't complain, though one is a thumb sucker. I did however see on an episode of Supper Nanny where they nanny brought a winged doll in and explained that it was the "Binky Fairy" and that she was taking the binkies to little boys and girls that needed them. That night, the "Binky Fairy" left a present for the child who gave them up as a reward, much like the Tooth Fairy will eventually be doing :). This worked on a 3 year old boy, hope it helps you too.

Kate

Tonya - posted on 07/08/2009

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my daughter does not have buck teeth... they are not as hard as they used to be....... my son starting biting his and we simply wouldnt buy anymore..... my daughter however, kept hers.... on her 2nd birthday i took a brown paper back ( to look like a garbage bag) and in order for her to get her cake her presents SHE HAD TO THROW everyone one of them away. We had gathered them up and I had been telling her that she was going to get presents and she will be two and in order for her to have those presents she had to toss them ..... she did.... and i hid them AFTER I showed her that they were in the garbage. (just in case) . I never needed them again. 6 months later I remembered the bag and tossed them for reals. And you know what EVERY binkie they lost will turn up! She threw them away as well. Another think I tried was cutting the very tip of them off and my son wouldn't use them after that. reason being he didnt like how it felt in his mouth. As far as the buck teeth... I think that's more with the hard ones from the old days and walking around with the bottle hanging from their mouths. Mind you, when both my kids were breaking from the pacifier they were already bottle broke. hope it helps and good luck

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Quoting Tabatha:

its going to sound hard but just get rid of them ALL! i got up one morning and i didnt give my boy one! he cryed a bit but i just gave him a toy or a carrot and within the week he didnt even seem to care! hasnt had one for about 4 months! good luck hun! hope this helps



Sounds nerve wreckin OMG!!!  Do you realize what your asking me to do?  Kidnap the napper!  It seems exhausting just thinking about it.  Oh well I 'll try it for 2hrs tops.   Tabatha if this doesn't work I'm coming after you, as an honorary nanny.  LOL

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/08/2009

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its going to sound hard but just get rid of them ALL! i got up one morning and i didnt give my boy one! he cryed a bit but i just gave him a toy or a carrot and within the week he didnt even seem to care! hasnt had one for about 4 months! good luck hun! hope this helps

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