Is there a creative way to take away my daughter's binkie?

My daughter just turned two and I think it is time to take away the binkie. She is really attached though. I need help!


Asked by mommy52585 at 11:03 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My son is attached too.
    I don't think it is a horrid thing and there are more important things to worry about as far as I am concerned. He is using it less and less.
    However, a creative way..
    Tie them to Helium balloons, and tell your child the babies in heaven need the binkies!
    Let your child release the balloons.
    I have also heard of cutting off the sucker part until it is smaller and smaller.
    Good luck, Mama!

    Answer by Serendipitydoo at 11:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • If you know of anyone that has baby goats or if there is a farm anywhere close to you..... I would take her there and tell her that the baby animals need her binkie more than she does because she is so big and the animals are so little.

    Answer by mom2soley at 11:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • I saw this thing once on tv where the parents told their child that santa needed binkies for new babies and he didn't have enough, so he wanted little kids who didnt need them anymore to send them to him. They took heleum balloons and tied the binkies to them and sent them up up and away. I think they had a rough first day, but then santa, "sent them a thank you present" and they were okay after that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • I read in a book that this mom couldnt get her 5 year old daughter to give up her binkies. she had recently lost her first tooth and became infatuated with the tooth fairy. So her mom told her to gather all her binks up because the binky fairy was coming to take them. Her daughter did and in the morning there was a new coloring book and crayons.... or whatever your daughter likes.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:14 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • im having the same problem but i only give it to him at nite time...............but my cousins little boy shot his with a fake gun it was funny and it worked! his dad took him in the back yard and said ok now shoot it! he shot it and he never wanted it again!! lol

    Answer by 4lyfe56 at 11:34 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • When we took binkies from my stepdaughters, we threw them all in the trash so we couldnt give in on a moment or weakness. When the kids ask for them we told them the binky fairy came and took them and left beautiful princess bracelets for them... After that they wore their bracelets every day and never asked for binkies anymore..

    Answer by mommie467 at 11:58 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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  • Role play. Does she have a favorite animal or favorite doll? give them a binkie for a few days, then talk to the animal/doll and tell them they are grown up and don't need it anymore. Have your daughter help you with them. Make believe they are crying and upset, but then have them act ok about not having it anymore, then do the same with your daughter.

    Answer by akhlass at 12:35 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • With my oldest son (now 16) we struggled with this one too. One day we truly accidentally left it at home and when we returned the dog had chewed half the nipple off and he never looked back. long story short tell her the (pet) ate it!

    Answer by mrssullivan at 12:42 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • i think it would be a great way to tell your child that the binky fairy (like the tooth fairy) has asked to give your childs binky to other babies who need one! and have your child but it in a lilltle box in the evening and put it in the mail box, and in the morning have it be gone and in its place have a package for your child with a bunch of goodies/prizes from the "binkie fairy!"

    Answer by sydsmommy123 at 1:10 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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