Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Bye Bye Bubs
Last spring, when Evan was 2-1/2, we attempted to get rid of his "bubbies" or "bubs" (pacifiers) for falling asleep at naps and bedtime. He had shown an interest, and we figured it was a good time. After 32 days of going cold turkey without the bubs, we gave them back!! It was taking him 2 hours to fall asleep with one of us sitting by the bed - a different bad habit that we didn't want to start! Anyway, we decided to try later.
Then, when he turned 3, he dropped his nap, so he was only using his bubs for 10-15 minutes to fall asleep. I felt like a bad mom for having a 3 year old with a paci - but at the same time, wasn't willing to fight the battle for the short about of use..
Fast forward to January. Doug and I noticed that he wasn't asking for his bubs when he was going to sleep. After a few nights of this, I asked Evan if he's like to trade in his bubs just like he traded in his diapers. (He traded in his diapers for toy gummy lizards.) He agreed, and we sent off the bubs to the Bubbie Post Man - and he got some toy gummy frogs and a big lollipop as his trade in. He was so excited and hasn't said a word about it since. It was so easy! Kids definitely do things in there own time :)