Saturday, October 30, 2010


**ATTENTION MOMS of Toddlers:

I need HELP! 

E is 2 1/2, she will be 3 on April 4 and she still uses a pacifier to go to bed and take naps (she also has a pink elephant (squirt) I bought her when I found out she was a girl and a blankie that she can't sleep without). 

But lately, when E gets upset/throws a tantrum she screams for her baba, I of course, say no. She  then asks for a nap (so she can get it). Its good logic and I love that my toddler figured out that is the way to get her baba but, I AM NOT COOL WITH THAT. 

Basically... It was hard enough to break her of the baba all the time to just naps/bedtime. 

My question is: HOW DO I BREAK HER OF THE BABA ALL THE TIME? How did you do it? 

ANY & ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED, PLEASE! Feel free to email me if you would like.

I don't know why the baba is so hard she gave up her bottle with no problems at 6 months old. It was like she didn't even miss it. After her well-baby check-up her ped told me to start the sippie-cup so the afternoon I ditched the bottle and E did well. I don't want to be battling the baba when she is 3...4... and so on. I want to tackle this, head-on, NOW.

THANKS in advance!


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-Kandid Kelli


Candice said...

We just took it away. Sometimes he would cry and it took him longer to fall asleep, but overall it was easier than I thought it would be.

Amanda♥Lynne said...

We never did a binky so I didn't have to do this, personally. But if we had, my plan was to just take it away when I thought he was too old. Just like when I decided it was time for him to sleep in his crib, he FREAKED out for the first week. Just like when we decided to potty train, it was a ROUGH first week. But once I make the choice to do anything with him, I just make the choice and stick to it, regardless of how much he fusses, and usually in a week he is over it.