Had I known how hard it would be to wean a child off of a pacifier I’m not sure I ever would’ve started. Let’s just say that after 3 nights of “sleep training” my almost 3 year old, I understand why it’s called a pacifier.
Our bedtime routines have gone from somewhat calm and routine to a lot of crying and screaming for the paci. I’ve never used bribery as much as I have these past few days because without it, all the other kids would also stay awake for hours on end. So every morning we start off with a nice helping of two very special jelly beans. Not the best, but it’s been working.
So, at what point will DS2 be officially off the pacifier? I don’t really know. I’m *hoping* that after a few days he’ll stop asking for it every 2.5 seconds. Then after a few more days he’ll let his brothers fall asleep before he starts his tantrum. Then finally, after a few more days, he will just go to sleep normally like everyone else. Am I dreaming?
What tactics have you tried using to wean your kids off the bottle, pacifier, blankie, etc…? Anything that worked without fail?
Until next time,