We did it. Monday evening I decided it was time to get rid of the suckies. And wow was it easier than I expected. He didn't cry. He asked where they were and I told him they were gone. It did take him 1 1/2 hours to fall asleep. He just couldn't settle down. He slept through the night, although he was up at 5:50.
Tuesday, he went down for his nap without trouble. Tuesday night took him about 10 minutes to fall asleep.
Then, Wednesday morning, I was lying on the couch and I hear him say 'Sucky'. He comes over to me and says 'Mommy, sucky'. My eyes popped open as I remembered the suckie that fell behind the couch a few days ago. I figured we were in for trouble. I got it out from behind the couch and gave it to him. He put it in his mouth. I told him, 'Caden we're all done with suckies right? You should go put it in the garbage.' Well, he walked over the the garbage, with the suckie in his mouth. He sucked it a few more times, then opened the lid and chucked it in. I was so proud. I did expect him to ask for that particular suckie at nap time but he didn't. He went right to sleep.
I am so glad this went so smoothly. I was a week late from my deadline of getting rid of it. (I wanted it gone by age 2) but we're close.
Next up...night time potty training. I'm a little scared to put him in gitch for night. For some reason getting up at 2 am to clean a pee soaked bed doesn't really get me excited. Any hints from anyone as to how to make it simple...and clean?