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Just took binky from my 22 m.Old coldturkey. Its been 4 days& still screams 4 it.Hes losing sleep only 7hrs a day&no naps& he can't talk yet any tips?

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Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine
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In brief: Wean off

This is difficult for some children, and their parents! try only letting him use it for sleep at first, not when he is awake, and if he fusses, try distraction, like substituting something he likes.
At this time of year, it is great to get outside and try activity, like bubbles, where he would have to blow, or singing, sidewalk chalk or swings/balls etc. If he gets tired enough, he will sleep, .

In brief: Wean off

This is difficult for some children, and their parents! try only letting him use it for sleep at first, not when he is awake, and if he fusses, try distraction, like substituting something he likes.
At this time of year, it is great to get outside and try activity, like bubbles, where he would have to blow, or singing, sidewalk chalk or swings/balls etc. If he gets tired enough, he will sleep, .
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
even if you can't. After the first battle is settled, then start weaning the sleep time usage. It will be hard for both of you, but he won't cry forever, it will just seem like it!!
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