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how do i ween my kids off the binky??

my three year old was given the binky while in the NICU and never got rid of it! he has a speech problem and a speech teacher but we just cant get him to give it up! HIs brother will be 2 in May and just recently started using one for some unknown reason and his speech has recently slowed down as well. how do i get them to give up the binky without too much trama????

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • you probably wont without screaming and throwing a fit,but it needs to go.Just bite the bullet,and tell him,he needs to give it to a baby,that was born really little like him,the baby needs it more than him,and he is a big boy now.Let him put it in the mail box,and pretend to mail it to a baby.write a little note to the baby,let him tell you what to write,then the next day ,you write a thank you note,like from the baby,and let him get it out of the mailbox.and read it to him,how much she /he needed the passy. Good luck

    Answer by Val504 at 6:46 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Just take them away. It will be over in a few days instead of dragging it out by doing it slowly and "weening". Especially if there is a speech problem!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:57 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Well... I pretty much tossed my son's binky out the window when we were driving down the road...he was a year old....he's never missed it and is taking naps on his own :)

    Answer by ProudMom9107 at 2:40 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • thanks to all your responses! my husband and i finally decided to take them to the store and have them pick a stuffed animal or blanky out to sleep with and that night we took the binky--both took well and no more binkies! we told them we threw them out the window to the baby birds they laugh and go on with their business. thanks

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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