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UGGGGG I wish she never started on those things!!! So I have her down to nap and bedtime only but I would love to get rid of them completely. I don't offer anymore but she will ask for one until she gets it. Do I just go cold turkey and have a few awful nights?
I did it cold turkey with Thomas. He was 15 mos old, and super smart with understanding things. It was xmas eve, I told him it was the last night, that santa was going to come take it, and bring him toys. We had 3-5 rough nights where I had to rock him to sleep but then he was over it.
Bailey and Collin weren't really into theirs.
Some kids do better with cold turkey and a few "bad" days, or just move on like it never existed.
Others do better with weaning. Like you could, give it at nap and bed, but remove it once asleep, then don't give it back. Then get rid of it for nap. then bed.
Or just follow Melanie's method and wait for her to be ready, some kids that will be older than others.
Remember kids have that suckling instinct until 3-4 years old. (Probably makes sense as the world BFing average for weaning is 4 y/o......)
Honestly, I'd try each one, I can promise she will NOT be taking a paci when she goes for her first sleepover at a friends house.
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
I'm ready for Damian to give his up, however he is not. While we were in the dollar store yesterday, I found some candy pacifiers, at first I was like seriously (they have the hard shield and then the candy "sucky part" then i noticed they were sour "extreme enough to make you cry" so I started thinking, bad mommy, but this just might get him to never want a binky again... so I bought 3 of them