[name_m]Just[/name_m] popping in to get some advice on weaning your toddler off the pacifier. My youngest will be 3 in [name_u]June[/name_u] and seems to have no intention of giving it up no matter how hard we try (My oldest never used one so we never had this problem). It feels like we’ve tried every trick in the book. We tried introducing a new “comfort stuffed animal” at night to be the comfort part of her routine and it didn’t work; she wouldn’t let us take the paci from her. We tried putting her down with it in and taking it out when she’s just about to fall asleep but she just cries and carries on. She literally refuses to sleep without it, and I eventually have to relent because I feel so guilty listening to her crying. Last night we tried for an hour to get her to sleep without it but she’s just so stubborn about it!
I’m worried it’s going to start to affect her teeth soon if we can’t wean her off of it. Plus, she’ll be starting preschool in the fall and IMO she’ll be officially too old for it then. Any suggestions, mamas? What are some tricks you used to wean your kids off?