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when should i son be off of the passy for good?

He turns 2 in october and he wont sleep without his passy he doesnt want it any other time and if he has it when he isnt sleeping he bites it. I have told my husband that i want to take him off of it but he wants to wait til after he turns 2. When is the best time to start now or wait?

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Asked by proudmama930 at 11:56 AM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It should be gone by the time your child walks...

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:59 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • When my DD could bite a hole in it, I threw it away. She was only 6mths old and it was easy getting rid of. She still had her bottle and didnt even remember the passy. Ages 3 and 4 are crazy, your child should be starting school and a passy is meant for babies not preschoolers. If you take it away he will get over it quick. Just make a deal with him about giving up the passy and reward him. I did that with the sippy cup and my DD got a Dora cup in place of it. She was glad. Good Luck

    Answer by Se-Se at 12:27 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • my son isnt even 2 yet who said anything about him being 3 or 4

    Answer by proudmama930 at 12:51 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • I would wait until his second birthday it will give a chance to start informing him of the change. I did this with mine and it worked fine, however they are all different, worse case scenario bed time will be harder for a couple of days, must children adjust quickly though, but don't give in. You might even want to give him something extra for his birthday telling him that because he such a big boy now you can have this. Try to avoid the subject once it is gone it will make it easier for him to forget.

    Peace, <><

    Answer by JoyceTN at 4:12 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • My son was 6 months , just take it away , he will cry , yes it's a pain to hear but you have to do it, he's old enough to self sooth without a pacifier

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

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