I'd try to keep the pacifier away during the day and if necessary just give it at night, then at some point you just dont give it at all, eventually they forget about it. My daughter loved hers but I think around 13 or 14 months is when we finally just took it away for good, it seems she started talking more after we took it away, but she always wanted it to fall asleep so it took awhile to get used to having to really help her fall asleep at night, but its better for her. She still has a sippy cup at 16 months, I've removed the piece that slows the flow so that she can start learning to use a real cup, she sometimes just uses cups with lids and straws though. She only gets drinks during meals and then a couple times during the day, especially if its hot, but I'm starting to limit her drinks before bed so I can start potty training. So sooner you get rid of the pacifier the better, no problem keeping sippys around for awhile.
at 5:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2009