Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mommy to the rescue need your urgent advice!!

I need mommy help. My son is 15 months old. I’m winning him off his pacifier, he doesn’t appreciate this at all. Bed time turned into a war time. He used to go to sleep easily and now he just stands in his crib and cry. I don’t know what to do. To top it all of last night I put him to bed, he was crying, I want into my bathroom to take a shower, I heard him stop and thought to myself , oh good he is going to sleep, boy I was wrong…the next thing I hear his little pitter patter coming towards the bathroom. I picked my head and here he is with a big smile on his face…I don’t know how he did it but somehow he climbed over his crib and got out…now what?! PLEASE HELP! Any advice will be welcomed with open arms…bring it on ladies, I know you been there done that:)


Messy Mommy said...

Climbing out of the crib was one thing my kids never did. However the bink thing was an issue. Otter was almost 2 and Raven was 2 1/2 when we took it away. It was hubby's idea. Personally, I think if it helps them sleep there's nothing wrong with it, but that's just my opinion.

mommymommymommy said...


Who said you had to wean him from his pacifier?

My oldest had one until she was three, when she exchanged it for a gift of her choice. It was hard for that week. Another friend put it in the mailbox (in an envelope) for the "binky fairy". The next morning, there was a mailbox full of gifts!

The only thing you have to be aware of is having so long that it ruin the shape of the mouth.

They make crib tents for climbers.

Good luck!

B Sparkly said...

I took it away because I’m afraid of ruin his mouth shape and the doctor confirm he is getting a slight overbite. I don’t want him to have to go throw the pain of braces like I did. I think I’ll try the tent, after all he loves to play tent…

2busy said...

We threw our kids away at one...It was just a matter of who was more stubborn. I was...It will be rough going for a week or so, but he'll get a new routine down. Stay strong!

Suzette said...

I went through this tough phase, too. It scared mehalf to death the day my son walked into the room after he'd been tucked in to his crib!!

The cold turkey route worked me. I did the same thing with getting them to sleep through the night. I let them both cry it out for a couple of nights (OK, maybe three or four nights), and then it was over:)
Good luck!

Riding the Roller Coaster said...

I weaned my daughter off the binky when she was just over 2 years old. Actually, it wasn't weaning, it was cold turkey, sorry it's gone girl. It did help that I told her we were mailling it to her baby cousin, and she helped decorate the package. Otherwise, you may have to deal with the crying until it passes. Good luck!

I am Harriet said...

I'm not sure he sounds ready to part with the pacifier. Ask your pediatrician for ideas.

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Lourie said...

The sooner the better, because he won't even remember using one. My oldest had hers til she was almost 5. She remembers it. She also needs braces. The other two went binky-less by age 2. It's a rough week or two, but he will survive and so will you. He won't carry the trauma around for years, he won't even remember. You can do it.

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Angie said...

We did it cold turkey at 19 mo with my oldest (and 3 mo with my youngest, since Little b couldn't have one w/o his big bro stealing it - they are 16 mo apart in age)

I've heard the giving it to another baby method - 15 mo might be a little young to really understand that means "for good" though.

I've also heard of cutting off the nip ple part so that they don't really have anything to suck on.

Good luck and hang tough!

Cassie said...

OK so I let my daughter have one until she was almost 2 1/2 but it was only allowed at nap/ bedtime after she was about a year old. When she did give it up we gathered all of them up we had 3 or 4 around and she placed them in the tall grass beside our house for the baby bunnies. She thought it was great that the bunnies could use them. For a long time she would watch for bunnies with her binkie. I worked in daycare before and I have seen people cut the tip end off the nipple too. It gives them the binkie but makes it less "satisfying" and the kids gave them up on their own. As for messing with their ortho stuff. Binkies now days are made to prevent that. Which can't be said for thumb suckers. Most kids who suck binkies and end up in braces probably would have anyway based on family genetics.
Good Luck :o)
Ultimately do what feels right and works for you. No ones situation is the same so go with your gut.

Anonymous said...

My Indians never took a pactifier much. My suggestion is to try looking up the "sign" in the farmer's almanac. Some folks swear by it!

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Kinderbloom said...

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Anonymous said...

My oldest gave up the paci on his own my youngest did not. We had to convince him that other little babies needed his paci and since he was a big boy now he didn't need it. Worked like a charm, but we did wait until he was at a point where sometimes he used it at bedtime and sometimes he didn't which was about 2 years old. The best thing I can tell you to do is wait a little bit. Who says you need to take it away now? Now if he's 4 and still has it, there is an issue, but 15 months? Nah, I wouldn't worry about the mouth too much if you got a bink that was more made for the natural shape of a babies mouth not just a round nipple. As far as climbing out, when my kids started climbing out of the crib we moved them to a toddler bed. Good luck! This is no easy task! But in my opinion let them be a baby. They are only small once why force them into something they may not be ready for quite yet.

Tracie said...

I've heard the tents work. My kids never climbed out so I can't say for sure.

I was a wimp and didn't take my oldest's away till he was 3. I threw the youngest's away at 2. (Traumatic story.) He wimpered the first night but was fine after that. It will pass.

Lady Jane said...

My sons 12months and refuses to take his pacifier. Getting him weaned off the breast is getting hard though. I'd say try the tent crib thingy, although never had a problem with my little ones climbing out of their cribs.

Good Luck!


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