My daughter is 2.5 years old. She didn't take pacifier until she was a year old when I decided it was enough of bottles; at around the exact time of the news about BPA in baby bottles. Well she learned to drink from cup but the sucking desire didn't go away and she found one of my son's toy pacifier and that was it she was hooked.
I didn't mind until lately although from the minute my son was born I was against pacifiers. I thought, this was a habit they had to give up, and it would be hard on them and me to do that. Guess what I was right!!!
Here I am at 2:30 in the morning, writing this while she is having peanut butter and honey sandwich. It happened on Saturday; she was at our bed and showed us her pacifier, which had little teeth marks on it. She told me that, this is not good anymore, and I said right go throw it away. She did so with no problem, then my husband and I told her that she is a big kid now and it's not good for her to suck pacifier and if she do that she gets a present.
I'm not sure if it was too soon or not. But lately she chewed the whole thing not only the nipple. Right or wrong, we did it and I guess she was ready when she threw it in the garbage. It's been three days and she is good about it at day time, it's only middle of nights that for the past two night she wakes and cried and is very upset, then she craves something. At least it's better than the first night that she couldn't go to sleep without it.
I feel for her but this is life and sometimes life is not fair. Although this was an opportunity for a post for me I hope she gets over this soon or I will have serious sleep deprivation. I would love to hear from you if you did this before or have any ideas for me.
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I'm sitting here while my daughter, once again, cries herself to sleep. She cries during the evening, in the middle of the night and then periodically through the day. She's miserable now because she never gets a good nights sleep and she absolutely refuses to take any type of nap. Her behavior is totally different, she is almost intolerable. I feel so awful about how she is feeling but I do KNOW I can't let her have her paci. Ugh, I thought it would be some sleepless nights and then we'd move on, this has uprooted our life. UGH.
I am having similar problems with my 29 month old. He started chewing the silicone off the pacifiers, making them dangerous for him to have unsupervised. We took the "binky" away and told him that it was gone gone. The first day he did great. The second day he asked for it and we said gone gone. He would cry at night for an hour or two before exhausting himself and falling asleep. He would wake crying periodically through the night. A week later he stopped taking naps, he just cries and asks for his binky. When will this end? I am losing my mind.
Thank you for your comment. This is a good question, no body really knows. It is different from kid to kid. Find something else that comforts him, this may also be a power thing too. Maybe he is trying you to see how far he can go and get what he wants. I'm hoping he is fine by now. Keep me posted.