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Getting Rid of the Pacifier

Lil Tip: Quitting the Pacifier

Trying to rid your child of his unnecessary sucker can be torturous for both mama and babe. When you decide it's time to bid the pacifier goodbye, stand strong and try this lil trick. Cut the silicone nipple vertically in half. Your tot's tongue won't like the feeling as much as the original, and is likely to give it up sooner than later.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
My Niece wouldnt give up her pacifier. Here are the things we tried, but didnt work 1) cutting holes in it, said the kitty ate it and there were no more. 2) telling her that big girls didnt have pacifiers, didnt work. We finally told her that her new baby cousin Emma , needed them and she gladly gave them up, I think because she saw it as her being emmas new friend. They will be distraught but it has to be done!
latinav latinav 8 years
I took my son's pacifer away last week. We went on vaction and the week before I kept telling him there weren't any pacifiers where we were going. Once we got there he asked for his pacifier at night and I reminded him that there weren't any pacifiers there and he left his at the park. He fussed for a day or 2 but hasnt' asked for it since.
sofi sofi 8 years
Throw them away and don't look back!! It will be a difficult few days but soon will be forgotten.
LilaBo LilaBo 8 years
when my cousin had her baby last july, my 22-month old and my 3 year old daughters gathered all their binkies and put them in a paper bag, which we decorated with stickers, glitter, and markers. when we visited the new baby at the hospital, we brought him the bag and they never asked for the binky again. i was totally stressed out about doing this, and never imagined it was going to be as easy as it was. i recently found my "stash" of emergency binkies that i hid just in case.... we never needed them!! :)
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Thank goodness they didn't care for the binky, throw the thing away.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 8 years
My daughter had a problem with her binky too. Finally one day I just took it away. I threw them out so I couldn't bring them back. It was hard for the first few days and she would ask for them but after that she was fine.
suglove suglove 8 years
This seems like a great idea cutting it vertically but I would be afraid my lil one choking on a piece of the paci!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
i have a daughter who is 2.she will not get off the pacifier.i have tried every trick there is to try to get her off of it.i have tried cutting them and hiding them but nothing helps.i wish there was a way to make her stop wanting the binky.
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