Strength needed -dummy weaning.

(4 Posts)
Harriet81 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:36:20

Today I have snipped the teat of my nearly 2 year olds dummy and this has made him reject it as planned but he is very upset. He only used to have in when in bed at nap/bedtimes. He went to bed an hour ago and is still upset despite my regular checks to calm him. I know I have to be strong but it's really hard. How long is this likely to last? Does anyone have tips or success stories to help? Thanks Z

Lyftiduft Sun 03-Mar-13 19:40:00

you're a braver woman than me! DS is 2.2 and I really think it's time....

Watching to see if you get any good advice- and good luck!

Flisspaps Sun 03-Mar-13 19:46:34

We went cold turkey with 2.11yo DD last night.

Told her the dummy fairy hmm was coming to take her broken dummy, and that she'd leave a gift to say thanks.

I couldn't have done it any sooner, she wasn't ready.

mamapants Sun 03-Mar-13 21:09:41

My DS did the whole give it to the fairy thing and it worked with all 3 of hers. I do think she prepared them for it, along the lines of before xmas you will have to give your dummy to the fairy. Then she'd pick a night and they'd leave it for the fairy so it was 'their decision'
They all did it no fuss and of course got a present off the fairy.

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