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Giving up the paci Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
Jan 22nd '17

Dd just turned 2 and loves her paci. Dh decided now was the time for her to give it up. I agreed. Last night was so sad she just cried for her paci. It only lasted 3-5 minutes but I felt bad. Idk if she is ready to lose it. How old were your kids when you got rid of it?

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Jan 22nd '17

2.5 took it away and just let him scream he got over it in a week. He only used it at night since like 18 months.

Sebastian Blake <3 2 kids; United Kingdom 4500 posts
Jan 22nd '17

14/15 months but it was kind of by accident and no big deal so I don't think he was very attached to it. He just went to bed without it one night so we decided to get rid of them then and he never mentioned it. I'm thinking of not giving the next baby one at all because I got away so easily first time around! Lol

good luck! 

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Jan 22nd '17

At around 10 months with DS1 I started limiting it to naptime and bedtime only. 
He was off it by about 14 months. 

DS2 just turned one and he mostly uses it for sleep time but I haven't been as diligent about keeping it just in his crib, but if he's crawling around with one in his mouth I usually take it out, he'll even just spit it into my hand if I put my hand out and ask for it, then he goes about playing. Going to start being better about that though. Ideally I'd like it gone in the next few months, but I definitely don't want him to have it past 2.

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
Jan 22nd '17

DS was 8-9 months old when I stopped buying them. I was always losing them/forgetting them places so I stopped replacing them. He didn't seemed bothered by it. 

I didn't want to give DD one at all but the NICU nurses gave her one when I wasn't around. When I said something they said "it will help her learn to suck." I have a feeling she will put up a fight, but I want it gone by her first birthday

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Jan 22nd '17

DD was 19 months. She was pretty easy to break from it. We slowly took it away though and one day it was like she forgot about it completely

Double Jeopardy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Seattle, WA, United States 19389 posts
Jan 22nd '17

I didn't get rid of it. One day, she just didn't want it anymore. She didn't want a bottle either. This was around 7 months.

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
Jan 22nd '17

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
14/15 months but it was kind of by accident and no big deal so I don't think he was very attached to it. He just went to bed without it one night so we decided to get rid of them then and he never mentioned it. I'm thinking of not giving the next baby one at all because I got away so easily first time around! Lol

good luck! 


Thanks my first didn't take one so it was easy. She doesn't seem to miss it during the day and at night only cries a couple minutes then she is out. I just feel guilty taking her comfort. 

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 4769 posts
Jan 22nd '17

A month after her second birthday.

She was going thru a phase where she kept biting the paci n****e and i wasnt going to keep buying her new ones.. So i told her this was the last one she was going to have, if she bites thru it again its gone forever. Well sure enough she bit thru it cried for a new one. Told her no more that whens done with the one to throw it away.. She cried for maybe 5 mins and that was it.

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4725 posts
Jan 22nd '17

Ds1 was 3 Embarassed. I felt so guilty trying to take it away before then. At 3 it was easy, he never cried for it. 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102639 posts
Jan 22nd '17

My DD1 and DD2 didn't really bother with a paci, and if they did, it was only for a few Weeks in the NB weeks! My DD3 though? Holy hell, she loved her paci, she lost it at 14 months, we found it that night but I was just like nope, enough is enough, if I had given in she would still have that damn thing in her mouth now, she's 17 months, it only lasted 2-3 days, so glad I didn't give in 38

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Jan 22nd '17

I dont allow my kids to have one after they turn one. Around 10 months I only limit use to nap time and bed time. Then see how that goes. That way by their 1st bday they arent on one. Takes a few days to a week.

CaperMommy TTC since Dec 2016; 2 kids; Somewhere over the rainbow., OZ, Canada 1236 posts
Jan 22nd '17

When my 7yo dd was 2.5 we took it from her as she was starting to bite them. She would only take a certain sookie that only one store around me sold, and they were sold out, So she kind of had no choice anyways, I was done, I was not driving almost an hour to get her a new sookie. Plus I felt it was time to break her anyways. She cried a lot for a good few days, and it was very hard to get her to sleep. But after a week she didn't look for it at all.

When my 2yo dd was about 22 month we took it off her she cried all day the first day. Looking for her "ee"(what she called it). The next day she would ask for it I would tell her it's all gone, she's a big girl and don't need it anymore. She somehow found one she had stashed somewhere on the third day, she took it out to me an said "ee eww, babage(garbage)" and threw it out in the trash. From then she never looked for it.

I am glad that I stuck to it, I felt horrible especially dd2 with the lip, , but it had to be done. 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2012 posts
Jan 22nd '17

DD wa 14 Months. I tried a few months before and she cried and cried for it so I give it her back. At 14 Months I tried again and put her to bed without it. she didn't cry and never asked for it again after that.
DS1 was about 20 months. He was attached to it, or so we thought. I took it away and because he didn't speak or really cry at all, he never asked for it. After that I realised he was actually attached to his dummy, he just liled things in his mouth.
DS2, no matter how hard I or the NICU staff tried, would never take a dummy, so we got away with that one lol