3 year old son still using pacifier

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asked Dec 17, 2016 in Toddler/Preschooler by briana (120 points)
My three year old son is still using a pacifier day and night. How can I get him to give it up?

It's embarrassing me to take him in public with the pacifier stuck in his mouth.

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answered Dec 17, 2016 by Shawn (92,590 points)
I wouldn't worry too much about it. My nephew had his until he turned 5 years old. It comforted him so his parents saw it as no big deal.

He finally gave it up when he turned 5 years old.

But if you want to help your son give his up sooner. You can either take it away and deal with the crying and tantrums or you might try putting something safe but sour on the nipple.

You could also snip little pieces of the nipple off at a time until it finally has nothing left.

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