Weaning From a Pacifier

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How can I stop my child from using a pacifier?

Weaning From a Pacifier

To cut down on pacifier use, start setting limits as to where your child can use the pacifier. For example, start by only allowing it in your house, then limit it to certain rooms, ending with your child's room. Then start limiting the time your child can use it. To make the pacifier less appealing, poke holes in the end or clip the end off it. Your child may just toss it if it doesn't provide any pleasure. If all else fails, lose it, and explain that he/she is too big now to buy a new one. Also, you can try having your dentist or doctor talking to your child and telling him why he should stop, perhaps to prevent getting crooked teeth.



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