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Old 03-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #11
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Cold turkey is the easiest. Just prepare for a few tired nights. I waited way too long, and it cost her dearly with her teeth and jaw shape.

I've heard of people going to Build a Bear and putting the pacifiers inside before stuffing.

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Cold turkey. No choices.


We do cold turkey with everything. Potty training, big boy bed (no toddler beds or cribs changed into beds) night weaning, ect.

It's actually been the best method for us. Our kids have adjusted so well we are convinced it's actually easier on them then redoing it over and over, little by little. Rip the band aid off!
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Well, he's in his crib, but has been crying a while for his binkies. I'm trying to be strong. But it's so hard when he doesn't completely understand.
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My son was SUPER attached to his binky. He HAD to have it for naps and night (well thats the only time he could have it). He was right around 3 when we decided it needed to go as well. We cut a hole in the tip of it, he tried to suck on it for a second and took it out and looked at it, put it back in him mouth and tried again. He did this a few times and then he asked what was wrong with it. We told him it was broken and he was ok with that answer. It took him a little longer to go to sleep but he slept just fine and didn't throw a big fit. He asked about it a few times after that but we just told him is was broken and that was it.

I think if we would have gone cold turkey he would have had a REALLY hard time with it. At 3 they understand when things are broken so that worked really well for us.

No matter how you choose to do it, I hope it goes well!!
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Well, he's in his crib, but has been crying a while for his binkies. I'm trying to be strong. But it's so hard when he doesn't completely understand.
He's 3? He understands more than you likely give him credit for. My kids went into big kid beds at 16&18 months and potty trained at 24&26 months. They understood pretty well. Patience and repeating what's happening helps. At 3 he understands gone. He just doesn't like it and is now used to having it. So it takes time. Kwim?
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My son was SUPER attached to his binky. He HAD to have it for naps and night (well thats the only time he could have it). He was right around 3 when we decided it needed to go as well. We cut a hole in the tip of it, he tried to suck on it for a second and took it out and looked at it, put it back in him mouth and tried again. He did this a few times and then he asked what was wrong with it. We told him it was broken and he was ok with that answer. It took him a little longer to go to sleep but he slept just fine and didn't throw a big fit. He asked about it a few times after that but we just told him is was broken and that was it.

I think if we would have gone cold turkey he would have had a REALLY hard time with it. At 3 they understand when things are broken so that worked really well for us.

No matter how you choose to do it, I hope it goes well!!
Maybe I'll try that with one, but at this point, I've told him we're not using them anymore so I don't know if it'd mess him up for me to take one in there that's "broken".
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He's 3? He understands more than you likely give him credit for. My kids went into big kid beds at 16&18 months and potty trained at 24&26 months. They understood pretty well. Patience and repeating what's happening helps. At 3 he understands gone. He just doesn't like it and is now used to having it. So it takes time. Kwim?
Very true. He's almost 3. We also had our girls in a toddler bed at 18 months, and binkies gone by 2, and potty trained between 2 1/2 and 3. My son, he's been more attached to things than they ever were!
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Very true. He's almost 3. We also had our girls in a toddler bed at 18 months, and binkies gone by 2, and potty trained between 2 1/2 and 3. My son, he's been more attached to things than they ever were!
And truth be told the youngest gets babied the longest! Lol!! When ds2 was ready for all the things I listed I wasn't! My DH was like, ds1 did all these things, he is ready! My response 'he's still my baby!' hahahahahaha. But DH was right. Too bad DH isn't gonna be around much for ds3. Lol. I plan on babying him for alooooooonnnnnggg time.

I say don't go back. Next 3 days might be painful. But now that you've said you they are gone- they should really be GONE (IMO)
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Maybe I'll try that with one, but at this point, I've told him we're not using them anymore so I don't know if it'd mess him up for me to take one in there that's "broken".
yeah.....I'm not sure if I'd give it back if you already took it away. You may just have to tough it out at this point
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And truth be told the youngest gets babied the longest! Lol!! When ds2 was ready for all the things I listed I wasn't! My DH was like, ds1 did all these things, he is ready! My response 'he's still my baby!' hahahahahaha. But DH was right. Too bad DH isn't gonna be around much for ds3. Lol. I plan on babying him for alooooooonnnnnggg time.

I say don't go back. Next 3 days might be painful. But now that you've said you they are gone- they should really be GONE (IMO)
That's the truth! He's still my "baby".

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yeah.....I'm not sure if I'd give it back if you already took it away. You may just have to tough it out at this point
Probably right.
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