What to do with the last suckers?
If your child is over 3, you can talk about replacing the soother with a cosy comfort teddy bear or perhaps a toy, if your child wants one. Your child can go with you to a shop to return their soothers and choose a teddy bear instead.
It may be easier for some children to cope with no longer using a soother if they know where it is, or they may have been given something else instead. There are several ideas for getting rid of the soother in a good way:
- Hang the pacifier on a tree. There are trees all over the country in parks and similar places.
- Give the pacifier to a clerk in a toy store, in exchange for a gift or a teddy bear
- Sending the presents to Santa Claus (he actually has an address in Greenland)
- Drop off the soothers at a recycling shop