I have a nine-month-old and a three-and-a-half-year-old. Both use pacifiers. I think my oldest son is ready to give his up. My question is, when the “Binky Fairy” comes to visit next week, should I take all the pacifiers away, including the one for my baby? I’m worried that taking it only from the older child wouldn’t be right. Best results would be if the “binky fairy” takes both pacifiers away, otherwise you will need some clever marketing to justify the baby having one and the older one not having one. It’s probably easier to take a pacifier away from a nine-month-old than it would be a two-year-old. Remember, anytime you want to break one habit, you have to substitute a more desirable habit. This is especially true for the nine-month-old, who may need more holding time and a human pacifier for a few days. Ditto that for the three-year-old.