My 2 year old daughter has only been using her paci at nap/night time for the past 6 months or so. We decided it was probably time to wean her from that before our new baby comes in 2 months and because we don't really want her reliant on it much more.
We took it away completely a week ago. She does fabulous at night, not crying when we put her down anymore but waking up a little bit earlier than normal. But nap times are hard. When we start reading books right before I put her down she screams and stands by the gate to the stairs. She won't calm down. When I put her in the crib she cries on and off for maybe 5 minutes then sleeps. She used to sleep for 3 hours and now only sleeps for an hour and wakes up screaming bloody murder. I try going in there to soothe her every 5 or so minutes but she does not calm down.
Anyone have any advice? We are planning on just waiting it out but I wasn't sure if anyone had something similar happen.
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Re: weaning paci on 2 year old
this. I tried taking dd1's paci away around the time dd2 came along, and it just made dd1 even more jealous (especially if new lo will get a paci). I would probably let her adjust and then take it away cold turkey.