Feeling bad...

We are trying to get our 18mth old to give up her pacifier. She is very attached to them. She will have one in her mouth and walk around with one in each hand. And she doesn't just want them when she's sleeping its all day long. I have been putting her down for naps the last couple days with out one and she's been okay. But I put her to bed tonight without one and she's freaking out. She's been crying for at least a half hour now. I feel bad but I don't want to give in. I feel like she's getting to old to need one and the longer we wait the harder it will be. I hate listening to her cry like that though. Ugh. :(

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amandaMorrisville, Pennsylvania
06/01/14
amanda
Its the first night I have tried. I did wean her at nap times but this is the first bed time attempt. She seems to have calmed down so fingers crossed that she has fallen asleep. Guess not now she's crying again.
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    amanda
    Our oldest was so easy to wean off of them but she only ever took them while sleeping so she was a little confused at first like something was missing but she didn't make a huge fuss about it.
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    amanda
    Yeah she's still crying :(
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    amanda
    I don't think she completely understands that kind of stuff yet. I tried telling her they were for babies and she is a big girl and that they baby needed them but she is kind of still a baby herself in a way too you know even though shes a year and a half. I am usually bad with this because I cave easy too. I don't like to listen to her scream or cry. I was better when it came to letting them cry out like when I have tried everything else to make them stop crying and they simply just need some space or if we are trying to get them to sleep in their own bed. That why I am trying to refrain myself because I have been just giving in and then she'll never be off of it because I'll just keep caving.
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    amanda
    Luckily my son wont take them. Although on occasion I have seen him put his thumb in his mouth. He only does it for a second or two and then pulls it out. And he thinks its a game cause I'll pull his hand away and go "Gimme that hand. No thumb suckers in this houseeee." and he cracks up and does it again. I will be glad if we never have to worry about this with him.
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    amanda
    That's a good idea.
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