How can wean my daughter from her pacifier?

Can any mommas help on giving some tips w/ weaning my almost two y/o off her pacifier? She only uses it for nap/bed time, but I’d like it to be completely gone before she turns 2.

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For both my kids and my nieces it “got lost” one day. It was a bit rough at bed time but it helped.

There’s also the “talk” method (as I like to call it) where you sit down and discuss that she’s a big girl now and it’s time to stop using it so her big girl
Teeth will come out nice or whatever reason you discuss with her.

Talking was kinda hard but the getting lost was way easier

Let her have it…she won’t go to school with it…

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Cold turkey. Just take it away.

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I literally cut the teet of the dummy in front of my daughter, she seen it and said it was now broken and we put it in the bin together. So every time she asked for it I said no, it’s broken.
Took her a couple of sleep times (nap & night time sleep) to settle without crying for it but didn’t take long.

I literally just took mine from my 2 year old… I hated doing it, but his teeth we’re getting bad… I slowly weaned him off it, then eventually just “ threw it away” kept it for emergencies! It’s not easy by no means…

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Take it away and be done

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I’d let her have it . She’s still a baby . She is doing great IMO any only needing it at nap time / bedtime ! Time will take care of this . I had a thumb sucker and he gave it up on his own . They don’t go to school doing such things and most likely it’s a comfort for the baby .

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Start with only using at bedtime. It Stays in the bedroom! Try not to even mention it. Out of sight, out of mind!

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Try this!

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Just throw them away. Yes there will be fits pitched but if you keep giving it back they will know if they cry and pitch fits they will get it back.

We gave ours to the babies. Put them in a basket on the porch one night before bed. When she woke up, there was a new lovey from the babies and now she sleeps with it instead

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following! Im in the same position here

I cut the nipple and gave it back to her. She cried when she wanted it for about 2 days and then was fine afterwards.

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My son was horrible with it. We started just giving it to him at naptime and bedtime. And then eventually we just ended up taking it away cold turkey I actually told him that we were going to give it to a baby that needed them and showed him a random Google search picture of a baby with a pacifier in and he asked me for a couple days to see that picture I think it’s just like reassurance and he cried about it for a few days but he’s been fine ever since. He is three now and his baby sister has pacifiers and he doesn’t try to put them in his mouth or anything

Yep her she can’t go to preschool until she gets rid of it. It worked for mine who was the youngest of four kids

On my daughters 3rd bday we tied her last binky to a balloon and sent it to “the binky fairy”… worked like a charm… she asked for it maybe once or twice after that then never mentioned it again… and I really thought she was gonna go to college with that thing

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Following took my daughters away cold turkey and she turned to her thumb

Told mine the garbage man took it and they were fine without it. :slightly_smiling_face:

I sat down with my son 3 weeks before his 2nd birthday got the scissors out asked him for his pacifier in which he gave it and I cut the teat off and gave it back to him he cried and for the first 5 minutes he was unsettled after that he was fine. We’ve been pacifier free for 5 months never going back. :raised_hands:

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