Posted in Tricks of the Trade, Toddlers

Stop using pacifier?

Anonymous

How did you guys get your little one to stop using a pacifier? She only uses it to go to bed. I tried going cold turkey but she just cries for it. When I let her fall asleep with it, I'll take it out of her mouth but she'll wake up a few hours later whining for it. Any suggestions?

  • MsPallavi
    May 28

    Like everything else, its all about being ready and transitions. I would talk about why she doesn't need it anymore, even if she cries you have to stick to your word. It might be hard for the first few days but eventually she will have to do with out it. You have to let her feel it , its ok :)

  • Anonymous
    May 28

    I’ve heard some parents just cut part of the nipples off, it takes away the sucking satisfaction and most babies just lose interest if it doesn’t feel the same.

  • Julie
    May 28

    How old is she?? We will be going through the same thing soon but with bedtime bottles. My daughter is 21 months old.

  • Anonymous
    May 28

    She's 2.5

  • Momof1
    Jun 05

    We started by making him fall asleep without it. If he woke up in the middle of the night we gave it to him. Eventually he slept through the night and didn’t need it anymore. The hardest part was getting him to sleep. For that we just patted his back and shushed him for the first week and after about an hour he would get tired and nod off. Then the second week we would step out of the room about 15 minutes at a time and then 30 mins etc until he was used to us just walking out. How he can sleep fine with no pacifier! It took us a good three weeks to get everything perfect but it was so worth it

  • Anonymous
    Jun 11

    We cut them up and threw them in the trash. In one night, she was over them.