Sunday, September 19, 2010


Sam has 2 things that he needs in order to sleep.

His binkie and his blanket.

Lately we have been working on weaning ourselves from the pacifier. And yes I say "WE" because it is also hard for me to not just give in to him having it when he is whiny or loud. Especially at obnoxious times.
For the last 2 weeks we have done very well at leaving the binkie in the crib. Sam actually thinks its a funny game to "hand it over" when I go in to get him out of his bed. But how long do I allow him to even have it at night?

I am TOTALLY against him having it in public after the age of 2 but I don't know how I feel about him having one after that for night time and naps. I don't even want to think about that weaning process. I enjoy my sleep too much.The blanket is something I can put up with forever. Grandma Bailey made it for him before he was born and he loves it so much. Its so cute to see him cuddle up to it when you lay him in his crib. Sometimes when he is tired and I am not paying attention, he will pull it out of his bed and bring it to me. Such a sweet boy.It sure is a pain to wash though. You have to time it just right so that its all cleaned and dried by the time his next nap comes along. And with Sam, that's not something you can prepare for. The kids sleeps at a different time every day.
We sure he love him. I just hope that one day we can be binkie free without any loss of Zzz's!


April said...

I never thought Mason would give up his binky then one day (out of defiance for a nap) he said he didn't want it (he was a little over 2). I stuck with it and it was terrible for 2 weeks. We went to the store each morning and he got a $1 toy when slept with out a binky (haha, now that I think about it, the toys were the same plastic animals like the giraffes you got for him!). That seemed to help, and he would just bring those toys to bed instead.

Good luck, I know how you feel, and I am going to have to do with Lily too, eek!

Luke and Marissa said...

Story loves her binky and blanket! Some thing, I give her a binky at night, but not sure how long for. It seems too risky to take it away now. :)

merideth said...

i am in the same boat with crew. he loves his blankie and binkie. my first two i took it away at 18 months and with my last two... well i am not so strict. it is only allowed in bed, and i have thought of taking it away recently but then i don't.

anyway.. i need to hear more about your extensions. i am so intrigued. i have no idea how you do it or what you need to do.
are you on fb?

Luke and Marissa said...

Heck yeah, that'd be so fun! What city does she live in? We are in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. We are about 40 minutes from Tampa. Let me know the day you are able to go to the beach. I am at my grandma's during the week but we'll try to make it work!

The Dillon 6 said...

Malcolm was 3 when he gave them up, remember? And he's turned out juuuuuuuussst fiiiiine. ;)

Loni said...

i hate to admit it, but jax still has a binky. He turns 3 in 4 days. I know I need to take it away, but my theory is He'll only take it to Kindergarden once :) He only has it in his bed though.