When and How Should We Ditch the Pacifier?

  1. ForLoveofCupcakes profile image86
    ForLoveofCupcakesposted 21 months ago

    When and How Should We Ditch the Pacifier?

    My son has been 2 years old for a couple months now, and I heard around this time is the sweet spot for giving up the pacifier.  He loves it so much, and I don't know how to go about doing this.  He *only* gets it for naps and bed time.  That's how it's been since he was very young.  What is the next step?  How did you do it??  And how old was your little one?


  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 21 months ago

    When it interferes with the child's ability to speak clearly or speech development, by age 2, it needs to go.
    We used a technique from Supernanny to get rid of our son's pacifier. We bought balloons, tied the pacifier to it, let him say goodbye to them. He asked about it all weekend, and we said the balloons went up and took it, no we can't get it back because it is so high, you said goodbye, you just get your thumb.
    We did have a very confused babysitter the next day asking why he wanted to get on an airplane, they thought he wanted to see grandma, and he said no, to get his pacifier.