Hey Girls! I have the same issue. My DD is 3 yrs old and I have tried a couple of times to get rid of her didi (dummy). All mind you have been since Christmas and nothing has worked for me...
First time, Day care lost it, and I told her that. She went to sleep at night without it, but come the next day for her arvo nap, my God did we have a fight. She flatly refused to go to sleep, and she was absolutely buggered that day, so I gave in and went and bought another.
Next time, I told her that the 'fairies' took it away and gave it to another baby that needed it, cause she was such a big girl now (happening at the same time we moved her into a big bed) that she didn't need it. No good that time either.
Next time, was early one morning, she threw a massive tantie while she was on the toilet and it fell in the bowl. So we told her that she wasn't getting another one after that. She was due to go to day care that day, and cried all the way to 'school' so I gave in again - mainly cause I didn't want to have to put the girls through that at sleep time.
Now, today, My DD is complaining that the roof of her mouth is sore, which I am convinced is from her dummy, so today I cut the top of it off. Thought she'd see it was 'broken' and wouldn't want it. Told me it was broken, but still wanted it, then sat in her bed crying cause it was broken. I took it away and she threw a wobbly like never before. Once we got her to lie there in bed and show us that she could be quiet for 5 minutes, I gave the broken one back to her.
I'm preggers too, and I don't seem to have alot of patience at the moment, but I have to keep persisting with this one this time. If I can't get rid of it eventually, I think I'll just keep cutting a bit more off each couple of days, until there is nothing left to suck on then she won't want it any more.
Sorry bout the long post sad Bit frustrated at the mo...