Getting rid of your child’s pacifier is a big decision to make and often you will have a ton of questions around how you go about it, when to start the process, how to prepare them for the transition, etc.
If you think your child is ready to give up the pacifier for good, you may want prep them for what is about to happen. And if your child responds well to stories, then reading them a book about being a big girl or boy who doesn’t need the pacifier anymore may be just the thing you need to kick it off.
Here are 5 books to prepare your child before getting rid of the pacifier.
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Pacifiers Are Not Forever– This board book offers warm, comforting words and pictures to ease the transition and make it a positive experience for kids and grown-ups alike. The focus is on minimizing stress and drama, dealing with feelings of loss and frustration, finding fun things to do without a pacifier, and finally being pacifier-free. Includes helpful tips for parents.
Bea Gives Up Her Pacifier-Bea Gives Up Her Pacifier follows the story of a little girl called Bea, who refuses to give up her pacifier. Then one night her mother persuades her to leave all her pacifiers outside her room for the ‘Pacifier Fairy’ to take – (in exchange for a special gift). Bea gets to meet the fairy, who shows her that it IS possible to give up pacifiers without shedding a single tear.
No More Pacifier, Duck-Little Duck loves his pacifier, but he is getting bigger and doesn’t need it anymore. It’s time for Little Duck to make a big decision and give up his pacifier for good.
Bye-Bye Binky: Big Kid Power– Every child’s life is filled with milestones. Some happen easily; others need a little extra support. Artist and mom Maria van Lieshout has been there. Drawing upon her own experiences, she has created an engaging series of books that are just right for children on the brink of major changes and the caregivers who encourage them.
The Paci Fairy-Meet “Palina” the Paci Fairy – A childrens fable that is a fun simple solution to getting rid of the
Pacifier. This story is about how Palina Paciloo from Paci-town becomes The Paci Fairy.
Have you used books to help with the paci transition? Let me know which ones you loved! And good luck mama!