kitchen table academy Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of the paci and the night time bottle? Buglet is almost 2 and I think it's time for the paci and night time baba to go, preferably before the new baby gets here. I've considered putting something like this on it to deter him, but it says not to use it for children under age 3. Maybe there's an herbal alternative that would be safer? I've tried using sippy cups instead of a bottle at night time like we do at naptime, but he won't have it. I hate to hear him scream for hours on end...so I give in after about hour 3 or so just to maintain some peace. He also shares a room with my oldest boy, who has to get up around 7:30 in the morning, so Buglet's screaming effects Boo too. I've even resorted to slipping small doses of melatonin in his night time sippy cup to get him to sleep without the bottle, but if he wakes up during the night and can't find his baba, he screams and we're off... All of the needless sucking is having an effect on his teeth and ears, which is very concerning. He has a serious overbite already. His four front teeth are beginning to push out and have gaps between them, while his bottom teeth are beginning to tilt backwards and are very crowded. He also has frequent ear infections and upper respiratory infections. (The pediatrician hasn't said anything about the bottle/paci being a culprit, but I'm fairly certain that it is.) I suppose I've justified giving him the paci and bottle this long as a way to get things done around here. My older two bottle broke themselves around age 1 or so. Princess took a paci but only for brief periods of time, usually in the car or when she was sick and it really wasn't a big deal when I threw it out shortly before her 3rd birthday. Buglet is very different, he has a deep attachment to both things. PLEASE HELP, HIVE!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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