thanks but , what do i do when he keeps crying for it or just crying period ?
Im gonna try that , thanks .
I have heard of some people cutting off the tip of the nipple and then their child doesn't like it anymore. For others they just slowly cut off pieces of the nipple until there is none left. I personally haven't tried this method but alot of people have told me about it.
I vote go cold turkey. "Lose" the pacifier and let him cry it out for a night or two. It will be ugly and you won't get much sleep, but when it's over it's over.
Having said that, we tried with our first at about 10 months, and he just started sucking his thumb instead. We gave him the pacifier back after about a week of that and tried again when he was about 16 months. It was longer than we wanted to let him use it, but he just wasn't ready to let it go the first time. Good luck!
My son is 14 mos and technically still uses a pacifier but more because mama gives it to him then his actual desire to use it; in the last couple of mos he has lost it several times and goes days without it and is totally unaffected. Then it turns up and if he comes across he might put it in his mouth but it ussually comes out quickly for inspection. I've been told by other mamas that when he naturally stops before 18 mos to go with it at that point because he isn't really attatched yet. I would suggest putting off weaning him from it at 8 mos because he's right in the midst of seperation & stranger anxiety; having the pacifier is one way he knows to comfort himself. I'm not judging or anything just food for thought; it's your baby & your choice. Best of luck whatever you decide.
Thanks , a family member told me the same thing that 8 months is a little too early to try to wean him off if it but , thanks anyway . your advice is helpful .
I am working on this now at age 2 and it is so hard. I tried going cold turkey for a week and my child cried all day and night. I stood my ground and she kept us up the entire week, then we went out of town on a road trip and we gave in. Worse mistake ever!!! So now we are only giving it to her for sleep time, none in the day and we punched a hold in it so everyday we are working on breaking her from it LOL. Good luck!
My mom just threw them all away and didn't buy anymore. I know that probably doesn't help much but you might just be able to do it... I'd "lose" one at a time until they're all gone.
My sister cut part of the tip of the pacifier off, it makes it harder to suck on. Then she only gave it to my niece at nap/bed time. After a week of it being cut she became uninterested in it. My niece is almost 2 now, and she spends all day with my 4 month old son and she hasn't tried to use his at all...she even gives it back to him when he spits it out.