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To wish there should be an invention to keep dummy in babys mouth ( lighthearted)

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MarmiteAndCheeseRolls Fri 22-Jun-18 00:23:56

So 100% light hearted.

DD 3m.. Has a dummy.. I hate them. But it's saved my sanity on many a times when she was colicky and wouldn't settle.

She's teething ( one is almost through) so she's wanting it for comfort but due to gums hurting she spits it out.. Misses it... Give it back.. Spits it out.( we've all been there lol) . Bless her, and it generally don't bother me and she normally sleeps 9pm - 8am so this is rare anyway
But tonight. I ache from head to toe and feel sick.. Got in bed 11.30..
6tines already I've given her the dummy back.. And it's only 12.20
I dont mind obviously as she's in discomfort same as last night ( dp shared the constant getting up)..
But tonight I want to let him sleep as he's got a really long day tomorrow, as he works two jobs..
So I'm sat here thinking how lovely an invention to help them keep it In their mow would be amazing! Like superglue lmao.
Or velcro lmao

Aquamarine1029 Fri 22-Jun-18 01:49:49

A bit of super glue will keep it properly in place. Or a nice long strip of duct tape around the head. grin

LankinMcElf Fri 22-Jun-18 02:01:45

Sorry you’re suffering and I know you said lighthearted but dummies no no no! Get rid of dummy! It will give you more problems than you have now.
Sent with love🤗

nosleepnosense Fri 22-Jun-18 02:09:07

Dummies are fine - they serve a purpose. Had this with dc1 and now with dc2 - when they get to the age they practice grabbing it and taking it out of their mouth but can't put it back in! Their little grabbing fingers keep scuppering themselves ...

Iputthescrewinthetuna Fri 22-Jun-18 02:10:22

I thought about this so much at 3am after waking a zillion times to my DD wanting her dummy back in! Hers would just fall out.
I point blank refused to give my next DD a dummy for this reason!
I feel for you OP, hang in there!

sykadelic Fri 22-Jun-18 02:14:55

There actually is...

woollytights Fri 22-Jun-18 02:59:23

A set of iron false teeth and a magnet on the dummy

Graphista Fri 22-Jun-18 03:10:01

Well...we say lighthearted but honestly when I was going through same with dd I SERIOUSLY considered my "invention" genius!

What was it?

Take a dummy, stitch through the "handle" so it's sewn onto stretchy baby hairband, insert dummy, stretch hairband around back of babies head such that it holds dummy in babies mouth looks a bit like pic with chin bit over mouth.

Then I'd get over the sleep deprivation and realise it was bonkers (and dangerous) - still tempting though!

You have my sympathy, what have you tried so far for the teething?

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 22-Jun-18 03:54:43

An automatic mummy robot arm that replaces the dummy EVERY FIVE SECONDS like I had to.

Isn`t it funny that something that has been proven to prevent SIDS is demonised so much?

KatyN Fri 22-Jun-18 06:38:30

During the day WORK at her putting her own dummy back in. Again and again and again. Then put her to bed with 20dummies in her cot.

I think this is peak “dummy problems” age. Once she nails popping it back in herself you are laughing.

I love a dummy. As did my children.

GaspingGekko Fri 22-Jun-18 07:10:17

Isn`t it funny that something that has been proven to prevent SIDS is demonised so much?

I think you mean something that some studies suggest might slightly reduce the risk of SIDS. A bit different to preventing it.

gryffen Fri 22-Jun-18 07:22:02

Daughter loved her dummy and we swapped to a Gummee teething glove at 6 months for those gnashers coming in.

Check them out as she's at age to start them if it helps

SkaPunkPrincess Fri 22-Jun-18 07:25:10

Teething powders saved my life! Seriously, my poor little baby turned from screaming devil child to sleeping Angel in minutes.

Oldagepensioner Fri 22-Jun-18 07:26:07

I’ve seen babies in Russia in homes, with the dummies tied onto the poor little mites.

I know this is lighthearted but I hate dummies, sorry.

BertieBotts Fri 22-Jun-18 07:30:09

I've got nothing against dummies but I wish people would stop with the SIDS thing, it's been removed from official recommendations because the link was weak and the study sponsored by a dummy manufacturer!

OP YANBU. It gets sooo much easier once they learn how to put it back in by themselves. Then you just need 10000 dummies strewn around the cot and they will find one grin

MarmiteAndCheeseRolls Fri 22-Jun-18 09:57:20

Love the ideas. Lost count in the end..
During day were often out and about so dont have it in pram or car. But she's a little sausage and knows when we're home to settle she wants it.. As of Sunday I will be trying to use it less. As dps off work the whole day and he can listen to the whinging with me hahsh

JellyBears Fri 22-Jun-18 10:21:55

Dummies should be banned this disgusting unhygienic things.

KNain Fri 22-Jun-18 10:37:24

Why do people who hate dummies so much bother to comment?! Clearly this is not the thread for you.

I think they look awful too, but to be honest so do lots of things. There are more important things than how something looks!

I will never forget the frustration I felt when DS learnt how to take the dummy out (with his hand, rather than spitting it) but hadn't yet worked out how to put it back in - it didn't last long but it was hellish.

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Fri 22-Jun-18 10:44:15

Wr didn't use dummiesfor DD1 but got given them by Nicu for the twins to help stimulate suck reflex and build jaw muscle.

MarmiteAndCheeseRolls Fri 22-Jun-18 15:00:37

I was told it helps prevent SIDS too my many health professionals..
This thread was more for a lighthearted convo that was all.

Helloisitteaurlookingfor Fri 22-Jun-18 15:07:52

I was told it helps prevent SIDS too my many health professionals

Me too And I'm so bored or hearing people say they think they look horrible or will be hard to take away. I'd rather something that looks horrible but makes life easier by giving baby comfort and also reduces the risk of SIDS. Also, they're not always a pain to take away, its funny how the people who've never used dummies use that excuse all the time.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Fri 22-Jun-18 15:12:19

DD was 18 months before she learned to put hers back in at night. It was horrible.

Stephisaur Fri 22-Jun-18 15:14:31

like a ball gag?


I agree, they can get quite a range on them if they spit them out too! My nephew can, at least!

SluttyButty Fri 22-Jun-18 15:15:05

Oh the sleep deprivation of shoving dummies back in wailing gobs mouths . I did consider gaffer tape.
I was so overjoyed when the last one flatly refused to accept one.

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