I sensed my 11-month old twins were getting really dependent on their pacifiers, so I decided to get rid of them (even though they are so cute with them!) I decided the sabotage method would work best for us, so I poked a bunch of tiny holes in them (I sterilize them extra-frequently now—don't worry) and that seemed to go fine. They noticed the difference, but didn't care too much, so after two days of that, I cut the tips off the pacifiers. Wowie kazowie! They were absolutely distraught! They cannot handle it! The screaming! The wailing! My mellow girls turned into drama queens! (wink) I had to go back to the slightly sabotaged ones.
I heard this usually works in a couple of days, but honestly, I could not have predicted how upset they'd be. They only use the pacifiers for naps and bedtime, and that has been the case for a long time. Any suggestions?
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