The difficulty begins that first night or with the first
naptime. Children will get in the bed and then realize there is no more pacifier. You will have to
remind that that they can’t have it anymore. You won’t have to worry about giving in, since you’ve
gotten rid of the pacifiers!
It will likely take a good hour or more for the
children to now fall asleep, because they don’t know how to without the pacifier, and need to learn
a new way to fall asleep. Be prepared for tears and screams, but don’t scold them, just support them
as they work their way through this.
Usually, by the third or fourth night, your
kids will have learned how to fall asleep in a short time again, though don’t be surprised if they
still ask about the pacifiers. The one thing you have to make sure of is that you don’t substitute
yourself as the new “object” that your toddlers need in order to fall asleep.
You want them to learn how to fall asleep on their own.