Friday, December 3, 2010


So Aexa has been using a binkie since day one. I have loved it, but Alex and I have been worried about the day we would break her of this habit. The plan was to have no binkies in the house as of her birthday so she would be binkie free before the new baby arrives. We've had only 1 binkie for about a month now and last night Lexie had it before bed and started hiding from Alex and I. When it was time for bed we asked her where her binkie and blankie were and she could only find her blankie.
We looked everywhere for it and couldn't find it. She kept saying "my binkie is hiding?" over and over again. She was pretty ok with it while we read books and then we put her in he crib and he was still ok......I was thinking, this is too good to be true, is that all it takes??!?!? NOPE, for the next 2 hours she called to us, asking for her binkie, then it turned into she was hot, then hungry. Finally we went in there and gave her a snack and we talked about her binkie and how she was a big girl and she went to sleep. Night one down......eternity to go. She keeps saying we will have to go buy a new one, but at some point she'll just forget about it....right??!?!?


Mama Mia said...

it'll get better! promise.
with one child i cut the tip off and he tried sucking on it and since it didn't 'work' anymmore he no longer wanted it. a couple days later he had totally forgotten about it.
with the other son, he actually had the stomach flu one night (sorry, gross) and had thrown up on his pacifier. instead of just throwing it away, i had tyler show it to him and tell him that now his pacifier is super yucky, and we have to throw it away, and he whined for a little bit, but after a couple days had totally forgotten about it.
luckily, she doesn't suck on her thumb or anything, and you can just take away the pacifier.
good luck, just hang in there and stay strong! she'll get used to not having it! :)

Chelsi said...

madi was about 18 months when we decided it was time for the binkie to go and we just cut the tip off and still let her have it. she was a little upset the first few nights. She had it in her bed just as a comfort, but not to suck on, for a few more weeks. After that, she lost all interest in it since she couldn't suck on it anymore anyways. it was much easier than i thought it would be. good luck!

Joyous Crew said...

i am sure everyone has a different exp.....We took sophia's away, the paci fairy came and traded the paci for her first baby doll...she was fine for a month UNTIL..we decided to take a family camping trip and she dicovered her thumb!!! we are approaching her 5th bday nxt week and she still sucks her thumb!!!