How do I get my 20 month old off the pacifier?

How do I get my 20 month old off the pacifier?

Some tried and tested ideas for pacifier weaning include going cold turkey and just taking the pacifier away; making the pacifier taste bad by applying a safe, bad-tasting product; pretending to give it away to Santa, the Easter Bunny, or other babies; or restricting pacifier use to certain times, like bedtime.

When should toddler stop using pacifier?

Stopping pacifier use before 2 to 4 years is usually suggested. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), agrees non-nutritive sucking is normal for babies and young children and recommend weaning from the pacifier by age 3.

How do I wean my toddler from sleeping with a pacifier?

Tips on Weaning From the Dummy

  1. Take away the pacifier on a night after a great day of naps.
  2. Put her in her cot (or crib) without her dummy at all.
  3. Stay with her and offer physical and verbal reassurance until she’s asleep.
  4. Slowly move out of the room over the course of a few days.

How do I wean my 2 year old off the pacifier?

What are some ways to wean a child off a pacifier?

  1. Have the pacifier fairy come!
  2. Cut the pacifier tip off.
  3. Have the child only use it at a specific time of day (bedtime/naptime).
  4. Just throw them all away.
  5. Wrap it up and give it away to a new baby friend.
  6. Attach a balloon to it and send the pacifier away.

What can I use instead of a pacifier?

A baby doll. I thought this was just my daughter, but apparently, it’s super common for kids in that 2-3 age range.

  • A new blanket. Night time is the hardest time for kids to go without the pacifier when they’re used to using it.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Nightlight or projector.
  • A new toy.
  • Weaning pacifiers.
  • How can I get my baby to self soothe without a pacifier?

    1. Master the timing.
    2. Create a bedtime routine.
    3. Offer a security object (if your child is old enough)
    4. Create a calm, dark, cool environment to sleep in.
    5. Establish regular sleeping times.
    6. Consider moving away from feeding your baby to sleep.
    7. Ensure all needs are met before your baby gets too tired.