I can't really talk from the 10 month age because my 2 that took pacifiers were older. My older one was over 2 when she gave them up by giving them to the binky fairy. I doubt your child will understand.
My younger one was dealing with a double ear infection & double eye infection when he gave his up. I cut the tips of them off & he threw them in the trash. He was 16 months at that time.
I literally just tossed the thing in the trash when dd was six month old. I hate pacifiers.
I'd wait til after bottle. I think taking away two comforts within a few months will a little harsh... depending on her personality.
Maybe just start limiting how much passy time. We started putting it in a bowl on a high shelf after naps/sleeping. They could only have it for sleeping times and long car trips. Then we 'forgot' it on the car trips and for naps. We judged it on how much they cried for it... big cry = not ready go more slow; they forgot too and didn't cry = we were moving forward.
I cut the end of the pacifier off and told my son it broke but he was old enough to understand what broken meant. Be sure to clean toy boxes out because he would find lost pacifiers in the toy box and then i had to start all over again. LOL. good luck!!
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