I admit it, I am the biggest wimp when it comes to taking the nuk away. I know it must be done at some point. My current cut off it when she turns two. She was really good up until the past week having it only for sleeping, in the car and for the occasional tantrums. But I think her molars are coming in and I don't know if the sucking is soothing or what, but she really wants it during the day, and I give in. I take it when we are playing at the park, she puts up a bit of a fight, but eventually gives it up. She has gotten very good at biting down on it so you can't just pull it out. I know I will have to be strong on this soon, but I'm going to let J and the boy be the hard asses right now. I think the boy gets some power trip off of taking it from her, I hate it, really, really hate it.