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Cold turkey on dummies - how long, how old ?

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Guard Wed 01-Aug-07 19:14:13

This is a daft one. DD3 is 3 months but sadly v dependent on dummy - feeds so much that she sicks up a lot so it is not hunger but needs dummy to get to sleep. If you take it out (like the books say she simply wakes up and wont go back to sleep until you give it back). Obviously this is not great at night (as she can go through constant waking periods when she wants her dummy then loses it etc) - I try feeding her but she has no interest. I don't like leaving her to cry but am so short of sleep that I am getting desperate. Any advice - should I take it away or ride the storm for a bit longer ?

MKG Wed 01-Aug-07 19:24:38

Go with the flow. Let her have it. My personal philosophy is 12 months or walking which ever comes first. With my ds1 it was easy to get him off them because he was teething and bit through both of them. Since I didn't have anymore to give him it was an easy choice. The first day was terrible and involved a lot of screaming before bed, but the next day it was like nothing happened.

rainbow83 Wed 01-Aug-07 19:31:05

hi, dont worry too much about it.

dummies can help when you need to leave your baby with others, for nap times, teething, travel.. list is endless. my 2 y old just self weaned off it and i have to say they made those two years soooooo much easier. no car tantrums or buggy tantrums, and when she got to 8 months she'd find it herself and i never had to wake up at night. just put loads in her cot!

determination Wed 01-Aug-07 21:12:57

My dd1 was 2 and a bit when the "fairy" came and swapped it for a nice gift.. we have never looked back!

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