The past few months at our house have been full of big girl things for Miss H. We’ve almost conquered potty training and we decided it was time to say good-bye to our friend Bink. Bink has been here in one color or another Soothie since she was born. She was never one of those kiddos who needed it constantly and really just needed it for naps, bed or when she was really upset or sick. We were worried that with in the middle of potty training she would regress, but we decided to go for it.
For two weeks before we went to Build-a-Bear we talked all about how big girls didn’t need a Bink anymore and that she could be able to give it to another baby. Once we got her buy in, we decided it was time and off to the mall we went!
Hattie & Daddy picking out the PERFECT Peppa!
With Bink in hand, Miss H helped fluff Peppa up. The noise scared her a little so Daddy helped out.
Then it was onto outfit selections. Bonus – Peppa comes with her red dress, so we told Miss H she could get another outfit. This is also the first time she’s been really interested in a doll with clothes to change, so we went with it.
So overall things have been going well without her bink – but naps have disappeared. We don’t know if it’s the elimination of Bink or summer or what, but we now have quiet time in her bed for 60-90 minutes. I think the Bink helped to calm her down and she hasn’t quite found a soothing mechanism to help with that at nap. At night she’s just so exhausted that she’s out by 7:30. We’ll continue to work on it, but definitely an ongoing struggle.
How did you get rid of the pacifier? Any tips?