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Getting him off the Binky Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
Feb 13th '17

My son is 13 months old and I swear the only time he's not crying is when he has his Binky in his mouth which is most of the time. Of course I make sure he's not hungry and doesn't need to be changed and I make sure there's no other reason why he could be crying before I give him the Binky. I try everything but he just wants the Binky and he won't go to sleep without it either. Idk what to do it's going to be hard to break the habit. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Feb 13th '17

try replacing it with something else, like a teether? idk, i'm so glad my oldest never liked his.

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Feb 13th '17

Cold turkey. 

My older kids didn't take a paci longer than a few weeks, DD3 though...she loved hers. Like your son the only time she wasn't crying was when she had that stupid thing, well we lost her last one at like 14/15 months, sure the first few days were rough,  but she got over it.  Cold turkey is the only way. Throw it away and call it a day.

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
Feb 13th '17

Quoting bia.:
Cold turkey. 

My older kids didn't take a paci longer than a few weeks, DD3 though...she loved hers. Like your son the only time she wasn't crying was when she had that stupid thing, well we lost her last one at like 14/15 months, sure the first few days were rough,  but she got over it.  Cold turkey is the only way. Throw it away and call it a day.


It's going to be rough but worth it!

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Feb 13th '17

Quoting Blair B:

It's going to be rough but worth it!


Totally lol, it's hard I know Very Sad gotta do what ya gotta do.

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Feb 13th '17

With all 4 of mine I gave us a slow week of nothing to do. The first 2-3 days only at nap time and bed time. The next 2-3 days only at bed time, then nothing after. It is HELL still but I feel like it prepares them a bit more than just cold turkey. I do the same with bottles. None of my kids were on a bottle or binky by their 1st bday. 

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Feb 13th '17

DD was 19m when i took hers away. I stopped offering it and pretty soon she forgot all about it

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Feb 13th '17

Ds2 is almost 13 months and I've just the past few weeks started limiting it to car rides and bed/nap time Embarassed 

I was so gung ho about having DS1 weened by 12 months (although it ended up being 14 months because my in-laws that we lived with kept giving him a binky)

this time around I'm just too f**king tired and I feel so guilty. Although he doesn't mind not having it during the day, I don't know what I'm going to do about nights. He still wakes up and if he can't find it himself he cries until one of us finds it and gives it to him.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Feb 15th '17

Just took ds1 binky away in December. He will be 3 in March. I took it away cold turkey and let him scream. Only lasted a week, he was only getting it at night before I took it away.