Thursday, January 21, 2010
Pacifier dilemma: How do I get my son to break his binky habit??
17 months ago, right after Hunter was born, the nurse asked me "would you like a pacifier?" for my crying newborn, I eagerly said "yes please!!" In every piece of literature I read or saw on TV, the message was this: the longer you keep giving your child a pacifier the more difficult it will be to break him of the habit.
They were soooo right. Dammit.
So fast forward 17 months later, I still have a binky totin' toddler, who wont give it up unless I bribe him. Yes, you read that's right.
I bribe him.
For now. Usually with raisins, his all time favorite.
The thing is, when he goes to sleep, he has to have his binky, or else he won't go down. We tried not giving it to him one night and he stayed up for hours using his crib as a trampoline. We thought-OK. He'll get tired.
Negative. Nada. No way, José.
Finally, after listening to squeaky springs for hours on end, I gave up and popped the sucker back in his mouth. And all was quiet.
For all you moms out there who have used pacifiers, binkys, pacies or whatever you might call them-what did you do to break your child of the habit?