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Weaning 12 month old from pacifier tips

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I have heard WONDERFUL things about cutting a hole in the tip of the pacifier. It removes the suction from the paci, and makes it much less enjoyable to suck on. By doing this, most children will just give up on their pacifiers on their own because it doesn't give them the same satisfaction it once did.


We decided to do it cold turkey. For nap time we put him down with no pacifier and he cried for about 10 minutes and fell asleep. At bedtime we did the same and he cried for about 10 minutes. The next day he cried for about 5 minutes before each nap and at bedtime. The third day he whimpered for a minute, and the fourth day he was completely weaned! It may have been rough for a couple of days, but it was worth it.

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