who's LO still has a pacifier? Has anyone recently got rid of it? Chloe has become quite attached to her pacifier. So much that we feel like it needs to be gone. Plus the dentist is on my butt about getting it gone before she turns two which is sneaking up on us very soon. DH said he is gonna put them all in the trash friday night. We did that with Trevor and he did well... it took about one night for him to get over it.
Tips or tricks? Thanks in advance!
We did this and it went SO WELL I couldn't believe we waited so long. I was, honestly, terrified to get rid of it because I thought it was going to be a nightmare (she was crazy attached) but...it was fine!
What we did was make it a birthday thing--for two weeks or so before her birthday we kept mentioning how on her birthday she was going to be a BIG GIRL and BIG GIRLs don't use pacifiers...those are for babies! So the seed was planted in her mind. Then, on her birthday, we had her put them in a box "to pass down to the babies" and that was that! She did ask for it at bedtime every night for about a week, but only cried for like 30 seconds when we reminded her "Oh, but we said bye bye to that, remember? You're a big girl now! Hey, which book do you want to read tonight?" or whatever. After a week it was like a distant memory.
Good luck--and don't be scared. You'll be so glad to be rid of it when it's gone!
She did start talking in her sleep some, though, and won't fall asleep in the car anymore. But I'll take it!
To be fare Tobey isn't really that attached and only associates it with bedtime so I'm happy for him to keep having it to sleep.
DS1 has a teddy that he sucks still for sleeping. The dentist keeps going on at me about DS1's overbite but she won't have it that he's always had it-from birth-and big overbites run in my family. DS1 is really scared of the dentist because she shouts at him every time we go poor boy
Clara still has hers but she could really care less about it. Come to think of it, I should probably just pitch them all. She takes them for bedtime but I seriously doubt she'd have any problems if I snagged them all. She was pretty attached to it for the first year and a half but over the last 4 months or so she's been talking so well that I was able to convince her I couldn't understand her with it in so she just gradually started to not take it during the day. And now sometimes she goes to bed without it. hmmm, DH is gone tonight and he's the one that usually puts her to bed so she'll be off her routine anyway, maybe I'll just "forget" to give it to her tonight and see how it goes.
Yeah, do it now while you're in a good zone! Addy was down to just bedtime and naps with no issue for MONTHS (so I thought what the heck, I don't really mind if she's just using it for sleeping...), and then suddenly out of nowhere she started getting weirdly MORE attached and crying (screaming) for it every time she got the tiniest bit upset. We did not like where that was going, so we decided on the birthday plan. Thank goodness it worked! I didn't like being ruled by a piece of plastic.
We got rid of Juliets in August. We went on a trip for ten days. DH stayed home and tossed them all out.
When we got back, she looked for one for a bit, but I told her they were all gone, and that was it.
Now, weaning is an other subject. She pulled on my shirt in the parkinglot of the school yesterday and told me: "Mommy milk is good."
glad to hear that most of yall have had good experiences with it! I thought about just letting her keep it for bedtime only but she is so attached and wakes up several times a night to find it because it falls out of her mouth while she is asleep. I am worried about nap time because that is my leverage to get her to take the nap.. lol.
I told her that we would give them to the babies, she slammed her foot down and said "ME BABY!!!" so.. yeah, I do not think that is going to work lol!
Lyla gave hers up voluntarily at 6 months old (thank God!) and Kole never has used one. However, getting Lyla to do anything like a 'big girl' is a total waste of time. She wants to do everything that Kole is doing, including eating baby food, so I can totally see how that one doesn't work for everyone. I wish I had some advice for you, but all I got is the ol' jalapeno juice on it, but I've always thought that was cruel - child abuse even.