Break the Pacifier Habit
My stepdaughter Gina swore to me that what they did to her would work for her sister too - just cut off the tips. She won't have anything to suck! Apparently that worked like a charm for her at 1 1/2...but I thought maybe I'd waited too long for it to go over very well with Bella. She's actually stood in the pacifier aisle at Target with me, on the numerous occasions, picking out the one that would best match her dress.
So, I just decided to go for it and I cut off the tips. When she asked for her piece, and I handed it to her, she stared at it, awestruck, and said, "Mama, its broken!" I, feigning complete shock, said, "It IS?! Let me see! Oh my gosh! Well, you know what that means? When you become a big girl, your pacifiers breaks because it knows you don't need it anymore!" She goes, "Oooooh..."
We haven't had a single incident of piece withdrawal...it's been over a week! I made sure that each and every pacifier that happened to be lying around the house had the tip cut off...she's tried sucking them, but it's not the same, and she actually went and threw one away yesterday.
Its a miracle!