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does anyone have any good suggestions for taking the pacifer away from my daughter she is almost 2 and i cant stand to see her with it any longer??

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Asked by Dana0407 at 8:21 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i started taking it away slowly. i started it when he turned one. i took it away for his naps first. wen he got up i gave it back to him. even if he cried he learned that he couldnt get his way. then i took it away for the whole day after a few days, and i would only give it ti him for the night. by the time a wk or so was over he really didnt want it at night. and eventually i threw it away and no more binkie!! yeah.

    Answer by stevie344 at 8:33 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Take it away, find all the ones lost/hidden all over the house and throw them all away. She'll fuss and cry, but in a few days it's all over and you can move on.


    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • I saw on nanny 911 or something that you could pretend there is a pacifier fairy and have her go around the house with you and get all of the pacifiers and put them in a bag then hang them outside on a tree (or inside somewhere since its cold out) and tell her the fairy will come and get it and leave her a gift. When she is sleeping, take the bag and throw it away where she wont see it and leave a treat in the same spot for her to go look and see if the fairy came.

    Answer by asholan_07 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • i am still trying to get mine off of there binkies its hard once t hey get a hold of one :( i am hoping i can get rid of it soon!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • its so hard i dont want her to think im mean...she is starting to talk and she talks with it in her literally drives me nutts...I like the idea of taking slowly..we might try that maybe take it during the day and tell her she can only have it at night .... i guess if that doest work we will just take it...idk...thanks to everyone for the advice...i will be glad to hear any other thoughts or suggestions too...

    Answer by Dana0407 at 9:43 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • A friend of mine said she told her son weeks ahead of time from his second birthday that he will be turning 2 and will be a "big boy, and big boys don't use pacifiers". On his second birthday she reminded him of what she told him she took him to the trashcan, he threw away his pacifier on his own and had no problems. Hope that helps. Good luck!

    Answer by ohhbaby at 10:07 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • My DD had this one pacifier that she only used and didn't like any other.  so when she was teething, I slowly took it away and let her keep for naps till she destroyed it and no longer wanted anymore and she gave it up when she was 14 months! 


    Answer by Adja70 at 11:16 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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