Do I need to get rid of the dummy?

(5 Posts)
KeepSmiling83 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:17:29

DD2 is 9.5 months old and up until now has been an ok sleeper. Sometimes she would sleep through and other times she may be up once or twice. Occasionally she would be up for long spells in the night but this hasn't happened for a while.

But for the past week she has been up every hour. She is only up for a minute or two and I only need to put the dummy back in and she goes off to sleep but obviously it means I'm up and awake. Then almost exactly an hour later she is up again.

She is almost crawling and has 2 teeth but I think more are coming. She naps well in the day although as she awake more it is a struggle to fit 2 long naps in. Last night she really fought her afternoon nap and going to sleep at bedtime. The past few mornings I've had to wake her at 7.30am after I have been up and down all night.

Is it time to get rid of the dummy? She can't put it back in herself even in the day so no chance in the night. DD1 gave her dummy up herself at 11 months so I've no experience of this!

Jw35 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:31:19

Rule out illness or teething first but yes the dummy can become an issue. I always think it's a shame to have to get rid of something comforting that a parent has introduced and is upsetting for the child but the sooner you do it the better.

Micah Fri 22-Jan-16 08:35:43

the last sids research showed that if you give a dummy, removing ngbit under one year increases sids risk.

So on that basis i wouldnt.

Also it could well be she wakes anyway, but without the dummy doesnt settle back to sleep.

Heatherbell1978 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:35:56

Soon she will be able to put the dummy back in herself. We went through this with DS but it's a phase and once he could find his dummy himself it gets better. Mine is 17 month old with a dummy and I'd like to get rid but he really struggles with teething and it's the only thing that comforts him, plus we're flying long haul next month and it'll be a godsend on the plane! So we'll do it when his teeth are in. It's up to you but anything that comforts and soothes is a good thing in my opinion.

KeepSmiling83 Sat 23-Jan-16 11:18:17

Thank you. I didn't know about the SIDS advice so will definitely keep it for now. Hopefully by the time she's 1 she will be able to put it back in herself!

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