We are now a pacifier-free household. Hopefully. This morning, we took M. outside, tied two of her binkies to balloons (the rest had been deposited in the trash earlier), counted down, and sent them “to the babies in heaven.” It worked for the Newman family; we’re hoping the technique works for us. She seemed more interested in the balloons than the fact her binkies were tied to them, although earlier in the morning she had a meltdown when we showed her what was about to happen. S. is trying to get her to nap right now, and it doesn’t sound like it’s going well. It’s a gorgeous day, so after her nap, we’ll distract her with bubbles, a walk to the park, and other fun stuff like that.