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When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
We did this for our son when he was just short of two years old. We would wait several days in between cuttings, though. We actually bought a bunch of new binkies, cut them, and left them scattered around the house. That way he couldn't narrow the problem down to just a single one. After several rounds of cutting, the binkies no longer gave him pleasure so he gave it up on his own. No fighting, no crying. My wife devised this after a plan called "bye bye binkey", found (I think) at www.bye-bye-binky.com.