Mine were 2 when THEY got rid of them. I got rid of all the extra ones laying around. They each had one sassy. They ended up biting holes in them and did not want them any more. When they asked for them I would go get it and hand it to them, but it was just not the same. I tried the cutting thing. It did not work for us. Once I got rid of all the extra ones laying around it did not take to long for them to get holes in them.
Lol, I had my binkie until I was four.
My nieces are always chewing on one. Whenever we take it out for long times we will find bite marks in her mouth.
I think it has to do with teething
My daughter is 29 months and was ADDICTED to her pacifier.... I was easy for me because it was like an instance CALMER/SLEEPER/RELIEVER/CRY STOPPER.... LOL However she is going into preschool in about 3 weeks- at this new preschool they do not allow the childrent to have pacifiers... This is what I did and it worked for me...
I had be contemplating how to remove the pacifier without creating utter war in my house... so I just woke up early and said ok... today will be day when the pacifiers will be gone.... I ransacked the house and found 13 pacifiers... In the car another 3... put them all in a ziploc in the kitchen out of sight... just in case!!
She woke up and the first thing that came out of her mouth was "my tete" thats what we called her pacifier- and I said... Honey, daddy took all the tete's to a baby that was crying because she didnt have any tete's... in disbelief she searched the house for a little while and then she said... ALL of THEM!! and I told her yes... your a big girl and you dont need pacifiers any more.... I worked it out to where she was VERY PROUD OF BEING A BIG GIRL!! She looked at me as though I was crazy for a little while and began her regular routine... a while later she asked for the pacifier and I reminded her...remember daddy took them to the baby that didnt have any pacifiers..
I was a huge deal in my house... anyone that would be in direct contact with her I was ask her to tell them what happen with ther tete;s and her knowing that everyone was so proud of the BIG GIRL because she wasnt a baby anymore... she was over it- has not asked for it since...
ONE BAD NIGHT... thats all it was... i thought it would have been a lor worse....
BE CAREFUL... we found one under the couch and my husband practically dove in front of her when he spotted it before she did!!
Maybe just tell them they're big girls now and big girls don't use pacifiers? No kid ever wants to be considered a "baby."
I'm VERY anti-pacifier. Every time I see a kid who's freaking 4 or 5 years old at a store with a pacifier in their mouth I want to rip it out and shove it down the parents' throat. In kindergarten with a freaking pacifier??? Good god.
Anyway, so my son has never had one (nor will any of my future kids) so I'm just throwing out my best guess, not actual personal experience. I just know how kids react to the "baby vs big kid" thing.
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our ped jusr told us at my 12 month apt to get rid of them. now that he had teeth coming to get rid of them, we did that night. it took 3 days to get use to not having it. but he's 15 months now, and binkies are by by