7 month old waking at night but settled with dummy

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RachelF87 Fri 22-Apr-16 09:32:49

Hi, my 7 month old has slept pretty well for a while and no longer has night feeds. However over the past month or so he wakes a couple of times in the night but falls back to sleep when we put his dummy back in. I'm wanting to know is now the best time to wean him off the dummy and what is the best approach without going crazy with the crying/whinging confused thanks

poocatcherchampion Fri 22-Apr-16 15:09:51

I think I am stopping the dummy today.
6mo old.

He is currently well into his 2hour of a nap - longer than eeeevvver. I have taken advantage of his new rolling ability, where he gets stuck on his front. Both of my others slept on their front from old enough and I can't see how that will work with dummy.

I patted his bum to get him drowsy but he wasn't asleep and seems to have settled himself - and possibly resettled himself in this timescale...

Sorry for such a long post - I apparently have an abundance of free time this afternoon!

Pinkandwhite Fri 22-Apr-16 19:39:38

My little girl naturally gave up her dummy at 10 months old and I wish she hadn't. It was such a handy tool and her sleep has been less good without it. I'm so sorry that doesn't answer your question but I know people who have had a similar experience to mine and so wanted to share just in case it helps you.

RachelF87 Fri 22-Apr-16 20:53:45

Thank u for ur comments. Tried giving it up last night and wasn't too bad but today was a different story. By the time he was ready for his morning nap the dummy was back out after a lot of crying. Think I will wait a little longer and hope he will learn how to put it back in himself in the night smile

poocatcherchampion Fri 22-Apr-16 20:55:12

I'm with you Rachel. First wake up was 8.30. A full hour after dropping off after a full hour crying.

So the dummy is in and I'm drinking Strongbow.

grin

RachelF87 Fri 22-Apr-16 21:32:36

Well I did try without but gave up after 5 minutes of crying. He fell fast asleep as soon as the dummy was in and hasn't moved since which was 6:45. If it helps my LO sleeps on his front, his dummy drops out once he is fast asleep and he ends up on his front all night.

elQuintoConyo Fri 22-Apr-16 21:37:17

Dummies aren't crack. DS gave his up naturally at 2yo. Told him it had to stay upstairs, then only for night time, then he's put it on his bedside table himself before rolling over and going to sleep.

It's a comfort. I didn't want to rake away his comfort. His favourite bear that he's been glued to since birth also stays in his bed- he put it there himself at the same time he gave up the dummy.

He is now a happy confident 4yo who drops off to sleep in 20 seconds. With his bear.

Oh and there is bugger all wrong with either his speech or his teeth.

Stom91 Fri 22-Apr-16 22:05:31

My DD is 2yrs and 3 months and still has her dummy at bed time. Only bed time. It comes out in the morning and we don't see it again til bedtime.
It's not the end of the world imo. Ive never seen a 15 yr old with a dummy. Haha.
If she didn't have a dummy at night none of us would sleep and I prefer sleep. grin

Emptynestx2 Fri 22-Apr-16 22:25:03

It's a while ago since mine had dummies but I've never regretted it, from toddling they only had them at bed time and once they were old enough they gave them away - once to a new baby (whose mother thankfully caught on quickly when presented with the precious gift!) other one to Santa I think! Teeth and speech fine and they were happy babies. I think they need a comfort whether it's a blanket, dummy or a bear etc otherwise they will always need to to resettle them and that is exhausting.

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