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16 week old wants his dummy all the time in the day

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CaringForPod Tue 23-Aug-11 17:17:49

He's fine going off to sleep for the night without it but during the day he seems to want it more and more. Sometimes to have a nap, but other times just for comfort. I'm worried he's going to become one of those toddlers that sucks on a dummy all the time, and also feel disheartened that I can't comfort him - nothing I do can calm him down sometimes, and I end up giving in and giving him the dummy for my sanity's sake. Please, someone tell me I'm not alone...

MeriNisipPoissons Tue 23-Aug-11 23:11:57

It can happen, i look after a little girl who wants one or 3 every time she sees mummy but doesn;t ask with dad or me much. When she was younger i offered snacks like crakers/rice cakes/fruit when she asked as well as water and found that it was often because she was hungry/thirsty and the sucking eased the need somewhat. Perhaps you ds is similar?

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