I have a problem... HELP!

So I have a big problem with my little man...
He is way too attached to his binky.
I mean way to attached!

{don't mind the scratches he had a fight with my parents cat & lost!}
He has to constantly have it in his mouth. 
88% of the pictures I take of him have that darn binky in them
and I want to see that cute little mouth of his.
What is a momma to do?

So I am asking for your help!
What can I do to get rid of that thing?
I will let him keep it for sleeping for now since he's only one. 
But all other times I don't think he needs it.
It's just a distraction...
and I definitely think it's keeping him from talking,
since he never, ever takes it out of his mouth!

So I am asking for you to give me some advice.
Any advice on how to get rid of a binky,
I'll totally take it.
He throws a huge tantrum when I take it away from him.
I need you to help me figure out how to get rid of this annoying little thing!
It's totally driving me nuts. 
He's just too cute to run around 24/7 with that damn thing in his mouth!!



LeAnna said...

My boy was like that! He loved his paci. We just went cold turkey when he was about 15 months old. He would wake up in the night after losing it, I would flip on the nightlight and he'd see it two inches in front of his face and say "There it is!" and stick it back in and go to sleep. That got OLD. So, I just took it away. Now is the time to start! You'll have a few fussy days I'm sure, but he'll soon forget it, or figure out that it's for night time only. You might make a big deal out of leaving it in the crib (You know, "bye bye paci, we'll see you tonight/naptime!") and he'll catch on. Like I said, you'll probably have some fussy days, or even a week, but if you stick to it he'll catch on! Good luck!

nicole. said...

cut the silicone part off.

worked wonders for my son ;)

The Bonjour Four said...

honestly i don't think you have too much to worry about at this point... he is only one. I wouldn't stress about it right now. Lots of kids have paci's way past one and still learn to talk.

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