Claire went down like a champ without the binkie for bedtime. She never even asked for it! She actually went to sleep in record time. We were so surprised that it didn't even seem to phase her being without the beloved binkie. She slept till the normal early time of 6am and woke up happy.
Today for nap she had a rough time going down, but never mentioned the binkie. I think it probably had to do with the crazy thunderstorm that was beginning at the start of nap (seriously when it hails it freaks me out too).
So far so good!