DD is 2 yrs. and 3 months old. Her best friend and first love is her pacifier. Six months ago, it rarely left her mouth. We started taking it out when she was happy/calm then. Since, we've scaled down to it only being used for sleeping. It stays in her crib at home and in a drawer at DC when she's not napping. It's not always easy as she asks for it when she's board and even cries for it at home, but she does seem to understand it's only for bedtime now that she's older.
I'm expecting DD#2 in late January. I'd really like her to be off the pacifier a month or two before then......(three reasons: the potential of it messing up her teeth, she wakes up at night screaming for it sometimes, and she's 2 - she doesn't NEED it)
I'm thinking of having her wrap up her pacifiers for her little sister in December. (I'll throw them out, but this way, she's part of the weaning process and feels like a big girl etc)
DH is gone for the first ten days of December. (Sometimes we find it's easier for her to do what we want when one of us is gone) I know I'll be in for a few nights of tears when she cannot fall asleep with the pacifier, but I think she can eventually do this.....
How long should this take? (Note: daycare will not give her the pacifier either) A few days? a week? more?