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wean my daughter from the pacifier by the time shes 2? Her bday will be in december.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • take it from her and rock out!!! get rid of it right in front of her, toss it in the garbage! thats what i would do, but when im serious, im serious.
    i guess the nice thing would be asking her to trade it in for a big girl upgrade, like a new purse or doll. whatever you decide, just be firm!

    Answer by brodysmama23 at 8:01 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Well, you can talk about it for a while and have her help throw them in the trash, one at a time, over several days until they are all gone.

    You can just toss them all and deal with the screaming.

    You can start by limiting them to the house, then to sleep times only, then to only bedtime, then none.

    You can put them in a bag for the binky fairy to take. The fairy leaves a big girl present in their place (some small, inexpensive thing).

    Same deal with packing them in a box to mail to a new baby. The new baby "mails" a thank you gift back.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:11 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • i dunno i never had that problem but i once read in a magazine that this mom told her kid to put the binky in the window and the binky fairy would come get it and give it to a baby that needs it...then go in there when they fall asleep and take it and get rid of it...then do that every night until they are all gone

    Answer by leelee226 at 8:41 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • we just told our daughters they were too old for the binky and threw them away. they didn't seem to mind.

    Answer by jennilovesryan at 8:48 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Take it from her and be done with it after just a few days.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • On my girls' first bday I literally packed all bottles and binkies and threw them away. They weren't happy (small understatement) for about 3 or 4 days, but forgot about it after that. I think the older they get the harder it gets to take it away.

    Answer by momofseasons at 1:21 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

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