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How give up the binky?

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I wanted my daughter, who is 2 years old and cut her from her bink-bink (which she calls her binky) but I think I'm doing it at a wrong time, because my son is in the hospital with cancer and she is upset. But I want to get her off the binky before preschool because she sucks on her binky everyday even at nap and bed. I don't believe in lying like giving them to doctors or fire men because I taught my daughter that they save people and kids in need if they lost their mommies or daddies. I have actually tried tossing them in the trash, but she then found them when she knocked over her and all the trash came out. So that didn't go over so well so I had to wash them and give them back to her. I can't cut any of my children cold turkey. So what can I do about this? I also can't suggest giving them to her baby brother because he has his own. I was told with his condition that he might not live long, I can have her put her binkies in his casket? But I wasn't sure how that would go because she adores her baby brother. But what can I do to make her give up the binky in this stressful time or should I wait?

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You should wait. This is a difficult time for everyone in your family. Your daughter doesn't need more difficult transitions, and you don't need more stress.
i agree with vforventure that you should wait for now. when the time comes to get rid of it, cut the nipple off completely. that's what i did with my daughter the night before her first bday. she was stark raving mad, and cried for 45 minutes that night before falling asleep. i went into her room every 10 minutes or so to soothe her. i simply told her that she was too old for it, because binkies are for babies, and she's a big girl now. when she woke up the next morning, it's like the binky never existed. a week later, we passed them in walmart, and she reached for one. i told her no, and continued to push the cart. no tantrum.
The other moms are right, I didn' t have a problem with the pacifier, but I did have trouble with the bottle, she didn't want to give that up either. When I finally got her to (the first time) she got really sick soon afterwards and the only thing that calmed her down was a bottle so we gave it back to her. For now, I think your dughter may need the extra comfort, and I'm really sorry for everything you and your family must be going through right now. When the time comes, I got mine to give up the bottle by putting chocolate (just a tiny bit) milk in her sippy cup, maybe you can try giving your daughter some kind of treat instead of the pacifier. That's what my sister-in-law did with hers, frozen grapes in my nephews mesh net teether worked like a charm.

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