So you want to know how to get rid of a pacifier?
Walk over and throw it in the trash.
Here are 3 steps that – I thought – worked like magic:
- Gather all the pacifiers in the house – but one – and put them in a Ziploc bag.
- Hide the pacifier filled Ziploc bag out of sight.
- Take the last remaining pacifier and cut the tip off of it – about the last 1/4.
From then on, you only offer your child the “broken” pacifier.
When they balk, the line is always the same:
“Oh, no! It’s broken. I’m so sorry.”
You get to take the adversarial conflict out of it all because you are still always willing to offer it and give empathy that it’s not working.
Honestly, these simple steps worked better than I could have ever hoped.
Good luck, 😉