Dd1(3) is very attached to her dummy. Until now it had never been an issue, she leaves her dummy on her bed in the morning and she doesn't have it in the day. If she is tired/upset she takes herself off to bed and has a suck then leaves it to get up when she feels better. Recently she is refusing to leave her dummy in her bed and we have screaming paddies about it 3 or 4 times a day. I think it's time for the dummy to go. Any advice on how I go about this??
I think it depends on the child. With my DD it was just a matter of saying you are a big girl and big girls don't have dummies. After a couple of nights/days she was absolutely fine. She was like your DD and only had it in the bed but then, like your DD, started asking for it at other times. The other option that some friends have done is putting the dummies in a parcel to 'send' to babies who need them more and then they get 'sent' a present back. I think it's one of those things that you have to be black and white about. So however you decide to do it I think you have to be prepared for the tears but know that in a day or two your DD will be fine. It is daunting though!
Dummy fairy here too! She would mention it a lot for the first few days ie "I don't have a dummy now, I'm a big girl". Took about a fortnight until we had a whole day without mentioning it. No tears as such, but you could tell she had to learn to cope without it
I came across her dummies the other day, and felt so wistful!!