So we have a little situation here, so I thought I would take it to the streets and see what you think.
Q has always been a big binky fan. Which has been nice. At around 1.5 years I was able to ween her down to only using the binky when she napped or at night. It worked rather successfully. When she would wake, she would hand over the binky, and not another word was said.
Now, since our move, we have gone in serious reverse, and she wants the thing ALL THE TIME! and has thrown some major tantrums as a result of me saying "no". I plan to take away the binky at age 3 (next month), but I don't know what to do in the meantime. I cannot stand it when she talks with the binky in (a.it's hard to understand her and b.I have a fear it will affect her speech), so I try and make her take it out when she is talking...but that only works about 50% of the time.
So here is the dilemma....
Do I quit fighting her, and just let her have it whenever she wants and then take it away next month?
Do I keep my stance on "when sleeping only" for the next bit, and take it away completely at 3?
Do I just take it away completely now, and deal with the tantrums (since I am getting them anyway)?
Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated!