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Getting OFF the Nuk (pacifier)... 
26th-May-2009 05:31 pm
Any advice here or tricks to get Sophie completely off the nuk...she only wants it at night time but its driving me nuts and I know it can't be good for her teeth.
Thanks!
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26th-May-2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I heard or read somewhere that someone cut the nipple part off the pacifier and threw it away, and then told the kid it was broken, and the kid just accepted that and that was it. Worth a try!
26th-May-2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
I have heard from people to poke a hole in it.

As for at night...Ryan has been without his for almost 14 months now. We couldn't find it one night before bed. I thought that I would look for it after I got him laid down.

Nope. I completely forgot about it.

By the time Day 13 rolled around, we had finally found ONE! But he wouldn't take it - he had completely forgotten how to use it.

Hope that helps and good luck!
26th-May-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
We told Max he could have a farm if he gave it up. He understood and the day after we took it for the first time (a few months after we first mentioned the farm) I asked him if he used a binky. He said, "No, I need a farm". So off to Target we went and bought a Fisher Price farm. Twice in several months he has tried to trade the farm back in, but that's it!
26th-May-2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
love it :)
27th-May-2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't have this problem as Grace just stopped using it right around a year. I was thanking God though since I didn't want to be in your shoes. I've had friends though who either told them that another little baby needed it and it was time to give it to a little baby, or did what dbrus did and bribed them. :) I had another friend who said they all kept breaking (she was breaking them!) and that when they all broke they weren't going to buy any more. I guess you just have to find what works for your child! Good luck!
27th-May-2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
My mom suggested cutting a bit off the pacifier too. One of her friends did that and it worked for her youngest. The kid stopped using it because it didn't feel right and only a tiny bit had been snipped off.

However it sounds like a choking hazard waiting to happen to me. You are supposed to toss them out when the plastic shows cracks or any signs of distress. I just keep thinking that if it gets sucked and chewed on after having been cut that pieces of it can be chewed or sucked off.

I heard that if the kid is old enough sometimes they can be bribed. I heard one story of the pacifier fairy that took the pacifier during the night and left a toy instead.

I also read somewhere that you can try pulling it out of the kid's mouth after they've fallen asleep. Then you just keep extracting it sooner and sooner so that you end up taking it out while they are still awake after a while. I view this with some skepticism myself.

For the moment. I don't have a clue what we are going to do to get Treyvan off the pacifier. I figure the first step is to wean him though, then when he's off the nipple may be he'll be more open to getting off the fake nipple. I'm not going to worry too much until the dentist says that it's making problems in his mouth.
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