Monday, August 13, 2012

Breaking the Binkie Addiction (Part 1)

So the time has come where I am going to ATTEMPT to get Kensley off her "binky addiction". This is a bittersweet moment and something I honestly in my heart don't want to do right now but I guess I'll give it a shot. I've always believed that when a toddler didn't want to use their pacifier any more they would stop, apparently they don't. Kensley will tell you about her day with her pacifier clinched between her teeth, so I guess that's a sign to start ending the relationship between baby and their first love,Binkie.
As Kensley sits here playing now she has her pacifier in her mouth, talking to her baby..... How do I do this?
If her pacifier falls out if her mouth in the middle of the night she wakes up and calls for it. "Binkyyyy.......Binkyyyyy.......Binkyyyy" and I always go find it and give it to her. I have a feeling this is going to make for long nights. I dont think she'll understand the concept of, "Give Mommy your binky, you're a big girl now and don't need it anymore". Although, they all understand more than we think they do. I'm so torn on how to handle this. I am going to start with her nap today I guess. When she falls asleep I'll take it and see how long she'll go without it. I need some prayers. I don't know who will take this the hardest between the two of us. Hahahaha This is just another confirmation that she isnt a baby anymore and that she is growing up WAY too fast! I'll give an update later and let you all know how nap time went without binky. **sigh**

Well, that didn't go over so well. I told her that Elmo,her second love, came and collected all of her binkies for the babies that didn't have any. She said, "Ok Momma". So I took her and put her in her bed and she immediately starts asking for her binkie, I explained the Elmo story again, but she wasnt having it. So I gave her a binkie she fell asleep and I tried to take it. Within 30 seconds she was awake calling for it. So, I gave it back. This I feel will be a long process. I am in my own scavenger hunt right now trying to hunt down all her pacifiers and put them in a bag and tell her Elmo needs them and I guess go from there. I'm still looking for little tricks online from other Moms on how to break the habit. We'll see how all this plays out I guess. hahahaha