when & how to take paciy from 2yrold
At 2 I made it for strictly bedtime only. She could not have it at all during the day. When she got closer to the age of 3, I told her it was time to give it up because she was a big girl, but that she could pick out a new big girl toy. We picked a day, went to target and got a rapunzel barbie. We threw the nuks out that same day. She cried a little at bedtime, but I reminded her that she is a big girl and has big girl things now. She had trouble sleeping for only one night.
Good luck mama. It's not an easy one, but they adjust quickly!
I took it away at...I think it was 10 months. May have been 11 months though. Anyways, I just told her she was too big for a paci and she willingly gave them to me. I also know a lot of ladies that had success with the cutting the nipple part so that they don't like them anymore. I knew one mom who took her daughter out to the river and said that the binky fairy wanted her to give her binkies to the baby fish and they threw them in the river but I'm not sure how good that is for the fish or the environment...
I took my dd's binky away during awake hours at 12 mos. I allowed her to have it at nap and bedtime. It really was a comfort for her, and I didnt see the issue with it. She kept it until she was 3. By that point, I was able to reason with her and she let it go pretty easy. Good luck with whatever you decide!
I guess I must be the mean Mommy then...I didn't make any big production out it...DD quit sucking on them and started playing with them at around 5 to 6 months...threw them all out and never looked back. We didn't have an issue and I didn't make it into one. IMHO....the kids that keep sucking on the binkies past a "proper" age (whatever that may be) are the kids who are stressed out and need something to soothe themselves with. At the moment DS who is 3 months right now, is doing the same thing as big sister...he hardly takes the binky, only at night when wakes himself up and even then it's for a few seconds, spits it out, back to sleep. Both kids are happy, healthy and content...and I think that has something to do with it....Just saying. No bashing please...just throwing that out there.
I find it easier and less *barbaric* to just do it and be done with it. Both of my kids were two and after a couple of days, they were over it. No big production, no gifts, no nothing. I also never did the whole *Pacis are for babies and you are a big kid* act. I find that rather silly.
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