Sunday, July 13, 2008

Make New Friends and Ditch the Old

The long-overdue event in Max's life has arrived: bye-bye binky. Maximus has slept with a pacifier every night of his life. Now that we are well past the 2 1/2 year mark... it's definitely time to bid farewell to the much adored binky.

Two nights ago we snipped off the end of his binky with some scissors, and when he found it in his bed, we just told him it was broken. In Max's mind this was really no problem, and he just proceeded to ask if we could go to the store and buy a new one. Smart kid. We said no, but gave him a new little stuffed dog friend, "Chata" (the name of his Grandpa and Abuelita's dog that he loves) to keep him company while he sleeps.

So far, so good. There has been some crying, but overall the transition to binky-free sleeping has been a successful one. 


Anonymous said...

I'm sure that might be some tried and true method, but from someone who has never read a parenting book, I think you're genius. If it wasn't it a book, you should add it to yours.

Jonathan said...

Hi Maximus,

Hang in there, buddy. I had to give up my fingers when I was your age because my teeth started sticking out and getting chipped. It was a little tough to stop my sweet habit, but not as bad as any of us thought. You can do it!


Cindy said...

Glad the bye-bye binky is going well for Max. Michael had a binky,took it away and he started sucking this thumb. We thought we had Melissa stopped when she cut her "sucking" thumb and had several stitches...nope...she simply switched thumbs! :) Sweet memories though. She and I went to see Phantom of the Opera in Tulsa last night after meeting @ 10:00 to spend the day shopping (looking) at the malls. Of course meeting that early meant lunch AND dinner! :) Enjoy your babies now. They will be taking YOU out sooner than one would like to think! Love, Cindy McLean