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Spitting the Dummy | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

Whatever strategies you use to wean your toddler off the pacifier, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Plan. Make sure the pacifier weaning doesn’t coincide with another big event, like a move, or the birth of a new sibling, or potty-training. It’s best to tackle big events one at a time.
  • Be patient. There’s bound to be some fussing and sleeplessness when you finally banish the pacifiers. Prepare yourself to be patient and to ride out the storm.
  • Be firm. If your child gets even the slightest inkling that their actions (crying, screaming, tantrum-throwing, etc.) can make you change course, guess what’s going to happen?

If you’re tempted to cave, remember that children (and parents) have endured this rite of passage for millennia.

We all get rid of our pacifiers eventually.


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