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    Default Getting rid of the soother!

    How did you do it?? DD loves it and it's time to go! She'll be 2 soon enough and it's time to part with the soother! She doesn't have many words at all and I'm thinking it may have something to do with the fact that she's got that soother in there all the time. Any tips on getting rid of it??

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    cut the tip. we did that and DS decided to throw them out himself. he still asks about it, but it was a fairly painless procedure. much better than limiting his use, or saying no all the time
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    we have limited it to bed time only.
    we have had too many changes too close together that I haven't pulled the plug yet
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    With DD1 we started by limiting it to bed time only. Then we noticed she was only using it for 30 seconds and then throwing it anyway so we just threw them out and told her she was a big girl. She cried for 5 minutes the first day and that was it.

    DD2 never used one.
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    Dd was 2 in April and is very attached to the soother. We just had her at the pediatric dentist and they said it isn't an issue until they reach 3. They suggested starting to limit it (bed, car), then limit it more (bed). After you have done that take a needle and poke a hole. Leave it for a few days then do another and then slowly cut one of the holes bigger. They will usually give it up because they don't get the suction.

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    We tried and tried.....my son dropped his soother in the grocery store one day and a staff member picked it up and gave it to my husband.....my hubby stuffed it in his pocket and told our son to look at the lady walking away she just took his soother. That was it!!! he had some tears and still asked for it but we got though it. Thank goodness for that lady!! LOL
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    “the garbage truck“ suddenly took it away one day. the 1st day was horrible, but he soon forgot about it

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    All done, just like when he wanted another cookie, or to play longer at the park or the million of other things I had to say no to every day. It was rough the first few days but it was easier than I expected.
    First we limited it to his bed. If he wanted it he had to stay in bed.

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