The paci may be history!

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Tanylisa's picture
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The paci may be history!

I don't wanna jinx myself, and hopefully it'll stay this easy, but tonight I had the last straw with Jack jumping in his crib and losing his "bippys" on the floor and crying for them a million times, so I informed him that because the bippys fell so much they were broken and they wre all gone. He cried a few times then asked for his bumblebee flashlight, and after he had that he fell asleep! That's the first time time he was born that he's fallen asleep without it. I'm hoping though that it keeps going smoothly, the night is still young lol!

Update-well I spoke too soon! He woke up around midnight crying and before I could get in there he found a paci under his blanket, I didn't have the heart to rip it out of his mouth so I told him that was the last one and when that one breaks there's no more. I am glad that he did fall asleep without it though!

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I had trouble getting rid of Ava's too. Not only because she loved it so much, but because I had trouble not feeling like a bad guy for taking aways something she loved so much!

What worked best for us, was I cut the tip just a little and left it where she would find it. When she went to suck on it, she told me something was wrong. I looked at it and said, "Huh... It's broken. Better throw it away." She tossed it out herself. Then whenever she asked about it, I would remind her it was broken and she threw it out. There were a little tears, but mostly she did great!

We also talked about the Pacifier Fariy who takes pacis and gives them to new babies who need them. For being so kind for giving her paci away, the Pacifier Fairy leaves her a new gift. that story worked to get rid of a pacifier too.

GL!!

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Tanya - its so hard to break that habit. We took Deacon's away in April and even then I felt like Amber, mean for taking away something he loved so much. One night I just kept talking to him over and over and when he would ask for it I'd just say "hang on, I want to talk to you". He was in a really loving mood so he laid there and listened and let me rub his face until he fell asleep. Then the next night I did the same thing. The 3rd night we were on vacation and I told him we forgot them at home. I didn't even bring any with me because I knew if it got too bad I'd cave and give in. By 3 or 4 nights he stopped asking for it and by the time we got home we threw them all away. We had like 12.

I also said that the paci fairy comes to get all the pacis for the new babies.

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That stinks you spoke too soon! Atleast he was able to fall asleep without it! That's a good sign!

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My first two were sooooo addicted to "nunus." DD#1 was done 2 mos before she turned 3, it sucked. I took them away. She potty-trained almost instantaneously after that point. It was keeping her a baby. DD#2 was done at about 2.5. She potty-trained effortlessly at that point too. Her personality changed when I took them away. She actually became angry. Awful!!!

For about 6 months before the girls had to give them up, I had a rule that they were for naps and nighttime only.

Brandon never took to it. I was shocked.

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Joshua gave his up last year but only because he found his thumb. Oh well. I'm not even considering doing anything about it right now, we are dealing with enough. All of his therapists and his pedi knows about it. Good luck with Jack and his paci!

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"betsy0040" wrote:

Joshua gave his up last year but only because he found his thumb. Oh well. I'm not even considering doing anything about it right now, we are dealing with enough. All of his therapists and his pedi knows about it. Good luck with Jack and his paci!

Thanks Elizabeth! Joshua will get tired of his thumb too eventually, it just takes time. Jack's still using it, but is down to one now and I noticed he doesn't keep it in his mouth all night like before so hopefully we'll be able to get rid of it soon.