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Aug 25, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
OT-Paci, am I messing him up?
Ok, so after the first night without the paci, I was gone and Daddy put the K-man to bed. He gave him is paci. I tried to get him to give it up the next night (Fri) but it was one of those bed to late, way past tired, cried if I looked at him nights. I relented and let him have the paci. He went without Saturday night and nap Saturday and Sunday. He asked me for it last night a couple times and I let him have it. I tell him to at least "try" to go to bed without it. I told him he could have it back if he really can't do it. I feel like if I don't let him have it after he has "tried" that he won't trust me anymore and this will cause a backlash. I am trying to make this as non-traumatic as possible. So, am I screwing him up by taking the kid controled, gentle approach? Should I just get into the power struggle and never let him have it back? Should I try the approach where he throws his paci away or gives it to another baby? He is old enough to know I have more paci's though. Help me out veteran mommies!
Aug 25, 2008
amber f
I think you are doing it the right way for you and him. You can try different approaches such as cutting the tip off or giving the paci away or since he is over 2 give him a paci party. He can have a little party where you get rid of the paci and have a celebration that he is now a big boy. These are just some ideas. But there is nothing wrong with the approach you are using. It makes him feel in control. I'd just really praise him the next morning after he has gone all night with it. Or maybe give him a special treat the next morning. Or start a chart~ every morn. he has gone all night w/o he gets a sticker to put on his chart. Okay I'll stop now. There is so many ways to do it. Each child is different.
Aug 25, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Amber, you are a GENIUS! A chart would be perfect! I could make him an Elmo, Superman or Lightening McQueen chart. We could put stars on the chart every morning he goes without the paci. Then after a week in a row, he gets a "prize". I'll have to think about what the prize is so I don't go broke. Thanks for the reassurance since I don't think I could be the forceful, "get over it kid" kind of mom over this. He loves it too much.
Aug 25, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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The gentle approach never worked for my girls. With my oldest with just went cold turkey. The first night was the hardest but we got through it. And each night got better. With my middle dd we did the Binkie Fairy. One night the Binkie Fairy came and took all her binkies to the little babies that didn't have any. And the fairy left a great present for her. She did fine with that. Again she asked for it the first few nights but did fine. Abby isn't going to be as easy b/c she is a thumb sucker. :P I can't just take that away. ;)
Aug 25, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I always said I was glad he liked a paci and not his thumb for that very reason! Maybe we will employ the "paci fairy" if the chart approach fails. He is in a weird stage right now and I think the concept of fairy, someone who sneaks into your bedroom and takes your stuff, might freak him out, lol.
Aug 25, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I made the chart and I used all thee characters: Superman, Lightening McQueen and Elmo, lol. Now I just have to find some really cool stickers for him to use. Thanks ladies!
Aug 25, 2008
amber f
Good luck!
Aug 25, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
I know you said you already made the chart, but if you are ever looking for something like that again there are some good teacher websites that let you print all kinds of charts for free. Just do a google search. I used to use the chart method all the time when I taught kindergarten for various behaviors. I had one girl one time that got a sticker every 15 minutes she went without crying for her mom! I hope it goes well!
Aug 25, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Thanks for the tip! I had to go to the hospital to see my mom, post-op. Hubby gave in to the whining but he waited as long as I asked him to first. It's really hard when Korbin is really tired. One of the other kids at the day care woke him up today from his nap. My 3 hour napper got 1h20m. When I asked why so sort (thinking he could be sick, etc) They were like, "Oh Tyler woke him up. He never takes an nap and sometimes he disturbs the other children." Ok, so move Tyler ELSE WHERE, dur! They have a "transition room" for kids too young for the preschool but too old for the toddler room. It's not like they can't send him there. You can probably tell I have a call to make tomorrow, lol.
Check with your
doctor first!