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Old 03-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Update!!!! Best way to get rid of the binky?

Update - Last night he went to sleep in his crib after my husband rubbed his head for about 5 minutes. He only woke up once at 5:30 and went back to sleep!!!! He had been so tired since he cried his naptime away yesterday.

Then today - he went right to sleep in about 5 minutes in his toddler bed! Never even asked for a binky!

Thank you for all the encouragement and support yesterday! Sometimes these kinds of things are as hard on mom as they are on the little one!

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My son will be 3 next month and it's way past time to give it up. We've tried to only let him have it at nap or bedtime but he's way attached to it! We got our girls to give them up by 2 years old so this has lasted a lot longer!

He has two left. Is the best way to just cut a tiny hole in it? Or just tell him he is done? I just don't know.

Not sure he will understand or do well with a big "to do" like a party or something. Pretty sure he'd just enjoy the party and then cry for them at bed time.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: Best way to get rid of the binky?

I can't wait to hear the answers to this. My son is only 13 months but he is waaaay attached.
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I'm a cold turkey kinda mom. I just take them away.
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take them to toysrus and let him "buy" a toy with them. the cashiers are good about being excited about it
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I ready my son a story about the paci fairy that comes and takes all the paci's when the child is big enough not to need anymore. The paci fairyy takes them and gives them to new babies being born that need paci's. In exchange the paci fairy leaves a new lovey like a stuffed animal.
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Re: Best way to get rid of the binky?

Cute ideas. He loves the Elmo video about "bye bye binky" but when it comes down to him doing that, well, that's another story! lol
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Well, I put up his toddler bed and really built naptime up today. We talked about now that he's turning 3 he can do some big boy things like no binkies, big boy bed, no diapers, etc. lol

We'll see how this goes.
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My daughter could not be bribed - I made her a new cozy blanket that she had picked out all the fabric, but she refused the blanket before giving up her paci and would not make the trade even though she really wanted the blanket.
We did the brutal cold turkey instead. I cut them up and threw them in the trash with her. The first week or so was gnarly, but then we never looked back.

Unfortunately at 5 she is still that principled and stubborn.
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Re: Best way to get rid of the binky?

Ds's just disappeared the day after he turned 2. He would never have willingly given them up, but the ped convinced us it was time. We didn't say anything about it to him, just threw them all out. He asked for it repeatedly for the next 2-3 days, but we just told him they were all gone and kept him entertained with fun activities, outings and food. Bedtime was tough the first night, but was fine after that.
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