Em is very, very, very attached to her boppy. We had no idea how attached to a boppy a kid could be until we met Em. We thought Grace was attached to her binky. Not compared to Em. She is going to be much, much harder to break of this boppy habit, as is clearly evident in the pictures below.
We found this approach to be very effective with Princess Grace and are hoping that it works just as well for The Divine Miss Em. We saved a plastic mayonnaise jar for just this occasion. Once it's all cleaned up (via the dishwasher) we sit down and talk about how they are big girls and big girls don't use boppies (binkies, whatever you call it) and how we are going to start only using a boppy at naptime and bedtime. They then get to decorate their jar anyway their hearts desire. We use stickers since it's the easiest and does not require drying time, but you could use markers or paint along with any other fun craft item that sparks your little ones interest.
I gave the jar and stickers to Emma and she got right down to the business, asking every now and again for help with a certain sticker.
Em's fabulous boppy jar!
She is very proud of the jar that she created and is off to a good start so far. Here's to hoping that she willingly puts boppy in the jar at the end of naptime. I'll be sure to keep you posted!