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Pacifier help

Our 2 YO is VERY attached to her pacifier. We tried tonight to not give it to her automatically after her bottle and she became hysterical. Help. How do we wean her off the paci???

  • Lynn
    Mar 12

    Put a hole in it and show it to her. Say it’s not safe anymore. Sometimes friends can hurt you and we have to say goodbye. Have her throw it out. Don’t get another one.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 12

    I see it the same as sleep training, the same as getting a one year old off the bottle..... cold turkey. Yes it’s sad and she’ll cry but she’ll be ok in a few days

  • Diana
    Mar 12

    Cut the tip off then give it to her she wont want it anymore

  • Erika
    Mar 12

    My parents did this with my little sister and it worked like a charm. Took her to build a bear and had her put the paci “inside” the bear when they stuff it. It’s no longer something she can put in her mouth but she could still sleep with the bear as a new and different form of comfort 😌

  • Anonymous
    Mar 12

    I waited until she misplaced it, when I found it I threw it away. That was the end of that, she never found it, just thought it was lost 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Kelly
    Mar 12

    We poked a tiny hole in the tip of ours. Not enough he could see it, but enough that it makes it unsatisfying to suck, he tries for a few seconds then gives up and drops it.

  • Kailey
    Mar 13

    We went to the dentist and the dentist told my son it was bad for his teeth and he needs to take it away, and my son of course listened to the doctor and didn’t ask for it again! 🙏🏽👍🏼

  • Caroline
    Mar 14

    Thanks everyone !

  • Lindsay
    Mar 15

    This was a two week process for us. We just got through this. He had actually chewed holes in his pacifier. I made the holes a little bigger and then few days later got rid of it. Told him "wubba was broken". He couldn't fall asleep or go back to sleep without it. He replaced it with us and needed rocking for several days. Then we basically had to sleep train all over again. It was sad and heartbreaking. It's over now and I actually think he sleeps better now without it. Best of luck!

  • Stephanie
    Mar 20

    My son was the same and he honestly wouldn’t go to bed without it. But I took a week my husband was away and it took 3 nights without it. I mean cold turkey just said there were no more and he cried it out until the 3rd day. I didn’t have any issues after that.

  • Melany
    Mar 21

    My best friend told me when I was stressed about my two year old and her bottle, “She won’t walk down the aisle with it.” And it’s true, without any work or encouragement after fighting for weeks we left it alone and not long after, she came up to us and said “You can throw my bottle in the trash.” That was it.