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Only my oldest used one. Past a month or so we limited it to the car and sleep time. We took it away at 11 months. W had a few tears for a couple nights, but it wasn't too big of a deal. I didn't want it to become too hard of a habit to break. Although Teresa still sucks her thumb when she is tired/is falling asleep. Not sure what I am going to do about that!
still does but only when sleeping (since about 9 months old for sleeping only). I wanted to take it away completely by 2 years. Well, it didn't happen, as I kept postponing for no reason (just feel a bit terrified about that since he's a pacifier addict when it comes to sleep time) . I am planning to do it by Thanksgiving now. Not sure how I am going to do it , probably, will say that "the dog ate it". That's what we told our DD when she was about 2.5 years old, and it worked out just fine with her.
Is your Sweet Pea still using one? Only at certain times or all the time? No. He stopped using it except for when he was sleeping before his 1st birthday and we took it away completely after his 2nd birthday.
How do you plan to (or how did you) get them to stop using it? I used Callie's suggestion and it worked wonders! I took Gabriel around the house and acted like it was a scavenger hunt to find all of his pacifiers and collect them in a bag (which I later hid). I just made it fun but told him we're saying "bye bye" to the pacis. Then we took one pacifier to Build A Bear with us let him pick out which stuffed animal he wants (he picked a dog) and let him put the paci in his new stuffed animal. He has clung to that dog like nothing before. He only asked for his paci the first two days when he was going to bed, I simply explained "Remember we said bye bye and we have our dog now to cuddle" and he really seemed to get it. We had not one single tear shed over the pacifiers being gone. AMAZING!!!
Milan was using it. We went from all the time to only naps and cut it about two months ago. I simply cut the tip and he slept with it in his hands and the next day he threw it in the trash can. I did not think it was possible with my little paci addict, but it was very easy to stop. Good luck.