Pacifiers. How to wean a child from the pacifier.

​Personally, I have never faced with such problem. My son just stopped using it. One day he took the pacifier out of his mouth and said, "No need." I've heard so many different ways thought up by parents: someone pretending to throw the dummy in the window and said that the birds took it away, someone cut and shortens the dummy that the child was awkward to use it. I think that you should not torture the child, he wean from it himself. Well, at least I never saw one child who went to school with a pacifier.

Moms Expertise
    I think it just varies.. some kiddos come to rely on them a lot and it makes it harder to be "done" with them.. kids don't understand why they have to stop :)

    I have heard about cutting the ends too, doesn't seem like torture at all.. just learning that it doesn't work for themselves like it used to :) I have also heard of "giving them to new babies" and it makes want to be a big kid and do good :)
      Amanda Hurley
      My oldest never took a pacifier, but I think it was because she was almost 2 1/2 when I quit breastfeeding. My other two broke theirselves of the habit by the time they were 6 months old. I really don't have any advice on this subject, but hope to see replies, just in case my next one decides to hang on to the habit.
        8Theresa Gould
        I don't have any advice. My mother hated pacifiers and passed that on to me so I didn't use them. I had two thumb suckers though, my first two, and that was a hard habit for one of them to break.