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When & How to Get Rid of the Binky

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hey welcome to today's episode of kids

town corner today we're gonna go over

one of the most important things for a

young parent sleep and how you get sleep

with a young baby because it is tough

and so a lot of people will turn to the

binky hey hey what's up hey Dori look

man just checking my texts and stuff

email yeah that game last night dude it

was awesome it's not I should have come

over man that was a sweet sweet game

where you you yeah yeah I'm gonna go

grab some lunch I'll I'll be back in a

few okay came in yeah okay good fun and

the binky is a necessary evil for many

of us

what happened are you kidding it's

broken this doesn't work I hate this

thing two of my four kids had been keys

and it helped us sleep through the night

our when our child was super fussy it

was plated in gold like if we lost it we

were to this store within minutes

because we could not live without it but

it also comes with a price parents asked

all the time okay at what age should be

my child be finished with their binky

and again like dr. Brett said at younger

ages it's perfectly normal and it's

perfectly natural for a child to wanna

be ki but when they're going to

kindergarten with the baby

that's that's not so cool that's not so


hey Brad got that binky for you buddy oh

thanks man thanks I really needed it

back when it comes to what age to be

done you know that you got to keep in

mind that what what a binky can do is it

it affects your child's bite it can lead

to what we call a posterior cross by in

the back of the mouth where because

they're constantly sucking on that beaky

their cheek muscles are flexed and their

upper jaw is not able to expand normally

and naturally so then the upper jaws too

narrow and the the top teeth which

normally overlap the bottom teeth aren't

able to and so they actually end up with

a cross bite where the bottom teeth are

actually on the outside of the top teeth

and then there's the effects in the

front of the mouth right and so all

those things at a younger age there's so

much growth and so much change if we're

able to stop binky use starting early so

18 months to two years the chances are

we'll be done with it for sure by age

three which is your ultimate cutoff so

in a perfect world you start at eighteen

months two years and most kids and I get

a lot of feedback from parents that say

oh it was a lot easier than I thought it

was gonna be every once in a while its

World War three and it's some sleepless

nights and it's a huge challenge in

addition to the cross bite that the B

key can cause in the back of the mouth

in the front of the mouth that leads to

what's called an anterior open bite

where when the child bites down the top

teeth and the bottom teeth don't overlap

and you can see a gap in between their

teeth and so what we found is that if

we're done with these habits like the

binky by age three then a lot of times

those changes in their bite can

naturally correct themselves but if we

persist with those habits beyond the age

of three then

it's gonna require some type of

orthodontic intervention to correct

things especially if they're still doing

as the permanent teeth start to come in

absolutely so we hope you got some great

ideas today from this episode of kids

down corner there's a lot of different

techniques for getting rid of the binky

make sure you do it for sure by age

three started early it'll be a lot

easier then but if you have any

questions comments advice all those

things we're happy to have it please

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