Friday, February 05, 2010

Trying Not to Count my Chickens...

Tonight...we decided to ditch the pacifier. Cold Turkey. Just like that. No more. Fin.

Our pediatrician told us we should try and be done with it by the time he was a year old. Well obviously that didn't happen - although shortly after his first birthday, we did stop letting him have it at random times during the day and kept it strictly for naps and bedtime only. But over the last 9 months, the paci has definately been a huge part of his sleeping routine...and I've had it in my head that I really wanted to stop that habit before he turned two. SO - now that he's less then 3 months from being two (OH MY GAWD, how did that happen?), I suddenly got it stuck in my craw that we needed to ditch that sucker pronto before we just kept procrastinating. Tonight, I googled and read tips and read other parents advice and found lots and lots of people with 4 and 5 year olds who still had a "binky" and really not wanting that to be us - we decided that all the suggestions for weaning or sabotaging didn't really feel right. We figured we'd just hide all the ones we could find and put him to bed like normal only without the paci and see what happened. Might as well start now right?
Well I thought there would be whining or crying or maybe even puking...and yet? There was none of that.
We kissed him good night, we put him in bed without the paci, he rolled over and went to sleep. Just like that.
It can't be that easy - can it?


Joanna said...

Yay you! Isn't it funny that the things we think will be NO big deal end up being the no biggies, and the things we think will be no biggie end up being BIG biggies ;)

My Nephew was a total binky kid and liked to have 2-3 in his crib at night. They did it cold turkey too; except they just told him that he was a big boy and he got to help throw them away. My sister-in-law was totally dreading it and it ended up being no big deal at all.

Kelly said...

Ohhh, you let us know how night number two goes.

We need to go cold turkey too!

Good job Adam!

Anonymous said...

YAY!! night #1 down.. if night #2 is just as smoothe.. then YES it IS that easy!! :o)
good job AJ (and mom/dad for sticking to it)