I like the idea that PP got from what I said. What a great way to teach them to set boundaries! Paci stays in the bedroom!! I think I will try and incorporate that with Josie's "Blankie". I'll start with only indoors for a few weeks and then only the bedroom. Great idea! Thanks!
Mother of 3! CJ-15, Alyssa-8,and "Josie" Sandra Jo to be 2 soon.
7/23/08 3:50 P
It only tke a few days for them to get over the paci.
Its if your willing to go through a few tough days?? if so then just throw it away.
7/22/08 11:30 P
Our dr told us at the 18 mo check that we should cut the pacifier nipple in half lengthwise so that when the baby sucks on it, it doesn't do anything. He said the baby wouldn't have any interest anymore but I'm not ready to do that yet. I don't think it's a problem to have one for sleeping.
7/21/08 10:35 A
That's a good idea from the PP, I'm going to have to make a new rule that the binky stays in his room only. He uses it for nap & to fall asleep at night, but I don't think either of us are ready to give it up cold turkey yet.
Ryan Robert - December 26, 2006
5lbs 12 oz
Avery Anne - January 10, 2009
7/14/08 11:16 A
Just start by trying to limit the amount of time she has one, or limit her access to them. Maybe by only letting her have 1 at a time (hide the others) and then really slowly reduce the amount of time she has one. Like playing for 10 mins without one and then gradually increase that amount of time. I would definitely save naptime and bedtime for last. Chewing on them is helping her to get through her teething, so who knows maybe she'll wean herself off of them when she no longer has the tooth pain and pressure. And, I do agree with you - have DH go to the 2-year appointment and then you all could discuss the paci thing together.
Annika - 2/15/02
Xander - 12/14/06
#3 due 7-4-11
Handmade Boutique Clothing and Accessories
7/13/08 11:02 A
Sorry to go OT....
Where did Anna get that chair? Really cute! I'd like to get the kids ones.
7/13/08 7:39 A
This is a sore spot for me and DH. I am ready to start getting rid of the pacis because Anna wants one in her mouth at all times unless she is eating or drinking, and I worry that it's going to interfere with her speech development. I said that by 2 I want to get rid of them, but DH says that he'll let her have it as long as she wants one. She is so addicted to them. A lot of the time she'll have one in her mouth and one in her hand or pocket too. Maybe I should make DH go to her 2 yr checkup and see what the ped tells him. Right now Anna likes to chew on the paci where her canine teeth are coming in, and I said that once those are in we should call it quits, but if DH won't agree, what do I do?
EDD 12/31/2006, born 12/13/06.
5 lbs 10 oz, 18.5 in.
At 6 months, 17 lbs 4 oz, 26.5 in.
At 18 months, 24 lbs, 33 inches.
6/25/08 12:55 P
Evan just uses his when he goes to bed at night. daycare doesnt have any for him at naptime. We dont let him take it out of his room & frankly, i don't even care to try to stop it.. Its not harming him in the long run. I think by 2 i will re- visit this, but not now.. he is content having his "b" (binky) & his doggie.
Evan Matthew born 12/11/2006 at 11:06pm
Justin Ryan 05/21/2009 10:52 am
6/23/08 12:28 P
I'm not even trying :)
6/22/08 1:59 P
when someone has an answer to this let me know!!! I mean I know I can just take it away cold turkey , but my little girl is so dang stubborn that I know that she will cry all night. Basically, I don't know how I would keep my sanity if I had to stay in my little 900 sq. foot house and listen to her scream bloody murder for hours. Oh her scream makes me want to bang my head against the wall and rip my hair out. Is there an easier softer way? Please let me know!
Edited by: KGUYTON at: 6/22/2008 (14:00)
6/21/08 1:06 A
Finn has his soother all day. Not in his mouth, but it is around. He puts it in and comes to me when he is sleepy and sometimes on a rough ride or lots of errands in the car I give it to him. I am not even concerned about it right now, our dentist told us the best time is 20-24 months, when you are better able to "talk with them" about it going away and that it is something for babies not big kids. I am gradually getting him to nap without it, it seems that if he is exhausted or just about passed out, he could care less if it isn't in his mouth. I think he will grow out of it soon on his own.
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He was 12 days late and worth every minute!
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6/20/08 10:36 P
We tried to go cold turkey today at naptime. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I didn't know my child could scream they way she did today. After almost 30 minutes of non-stop crying, I gave in and gave her the pacifier. I felt like the worst mommy in the world. She went right to sleep after that and slept for 2 hours. I know that giving in is the worst thing to do, but I couldn't take it anymore. She wimpered in her sleep for about 30 minutes because she had cried so hard. I guess we will just have to wait a little longer and she if she gives it up by herself in a few months. If not, maybe she will understand a little better by then. Good luck to anyone going through this.
Dec. 11, 2006
6/19/08 9:28 P
We just told morgan that they were all gone. We did it in one day. The daycare lady suddenly didn't have any and mommy and daddy had none too. She cried but eventually went to sleep. I guess that would be my advise. It's hard thought to listen to them cry. Morgan has been without her pacifier for 3 months now and she still cries for like 5 minutes when we put her to bed.
~BFP on 6/27/08
~EDD March 7th 2009
6/19/08 2:09 P
Any suggestions on getting rid of the pacifier? Ryan only takes hers at naptime and bedtime. She doesn't even want it any other time, but she refuses to go to sleep without it. We have tried cutting the tip off (it loses the suction and they are supposed to just stop wanting it), but that didn't work. We even tried "cashing them in" for a toy. She put them all (but one) in a bag and took them to the store, picked out a toy and paid with the pacifiers. Seemed to work until naptime came around. I explained the situation again, but after two hours I gave in just so she could get a nap and five minutes later she was sound asleep. I need some suggestions on what you have tried or what has worked for you. Thanks
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