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pacifier weaning (not really a question just wanting SUPPORT from those who have been there, my son will be 3 in 3 months and he has a pacifier at nap time and at bed time)

we have been wanting to throw these things away for a long time but i just feel so horrible.

well i feel horrible that he has a pacifier still BUT the thought of getting rid of it makes me feel horrible too because it's like his security item. he doesn't have a blankie or a special teddy. he has his pacifiers. he will have 1 in his mouth and hold the other up by his face.

:( i know this is going to be so hard for him. it's like throwing away your child's blankie and their pacifier on the same day. i told him he can keep his chewy (RazBaby-Hands-Free-Silicone-Teething-Pacifier) when we throw away his pacifier.

we don't have any money right now so we can't do the "buy-your-child-a-special-treat" route. he has started putting the whole thing in his mouth sometimes so i'm scared he'll choke on it!!!

thanks for your support!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • try sitting with him at nap an bed time an instead of a binki jus rub his back or some other attention tword him. good luck :)

    Answer by megan1089 at 3:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • He is not going to choke, it was designed specificly for this. Also, try a bigger size. Don't stress he will give it up before school, and if not he will get teased, and this will surely have him stopped.

    Answer by Call4me at 3:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • We told Kyra that in order to go to school, she'd have to be able to sleep without the binkies. She wanted to go to school more than anything. So, one morning at about 2 1/2, she woke up from nap and just said she was done with them and threw them away herself. She asked for them that night, but I just reminded her that she'd tossed them. She just said "oh, I forgot. Okay" and went to sleep. We thought it would be harder, she had to have three of them, one in her mouth and one in each hand in order to sleep in case she lost the one in her mouth.
    Just make it his choice. Tell him that to be a big boy, he has to toss his pacies. Is there something he wants to do? Like a movie he wants to see, or a show he'd like to watch but can't? Maybe tell him that he can watch a "big boy" show or movie once they're gone.
    Or that you'll have a special park picnic or something like that.
    Maybe up his bedtime by 1/2 an hour after he tosses them

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:53 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • thanks ladies. he has said a few times that he doesn't need them anymore and he's giving them to his baby brother but then he changes his mind. lol. now i talk about it, telling him that soon he won't have them any more but he says he needs them.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 3:55 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • We did it around her 3 yr b-day and told her if she wanted her gifts, she would have to throw the binky away bc big girls don't need Binky's. Only baby's do... It worked. You just have to stick with it when you do it and not give in. He will fuss for a while, but he will get over it!

    Answer by 1lilgirl at 6:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

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