My daughter was stuck on her pacifiers. We kept them in a basket near her bed, and she would pick one out before bed time or nap time. I tried just taking them away from her, but she cried for a week and life was miserable in our house. I let her have them back for a while. Then, I took scissors and cut half off of the silicone parts that goes in the mouth, put them back.. When it was time for her nap, we went to the basket for her to pick one out. She picked one and tried it and she told me it was broken. She tried another, and told me it was broken too. Finally, after trying four of them, she decided to go without. She continued to try them every nap time and bed time, but she didn't cry for them because they were available to her; she was just choosing not to use them since they were "broken". It went very well and she got to make the decision not to use them.
at 11:16 AM on Nov. 16, 2008