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dumping dummy (23 months old)

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daluze Sun 30-Nov-14 20:25:36

My 23 months old DS cannot imagine going to sleep without dummy at home. He napping fine without it at nursery and does not use it during the day (except nap). However, recently, he started sucking on it so fiercely in the evenings, that it prevents him falling asleep. He can do it for an hour before falling asleep, which also drives me crazy, as he would scream if I try to leave the room. So I think it is time to ditch the dummies for good. I know it won't be easy, therefore will appreciate any advice! I think he is too young to understand dummy fairy idea. And he already has a favourite Teddy in the cot - but it cannot substitute dummy so far... Honestly, I wouldn't mind he sleeping with dummy for a while, but I am convinced that it keeps him awake...

sarahandchris Sun 30-Nov-14 23:53:10

We tried lots of things with DS (although he was older, I think about 3) and the only thing that worked was to prick a hole in the dummy with a pin, so that it didnt work any more, therefore it was his choice to give the dummy up. We had also been 'working up to it' for a while by saying that he was getting bigger now and soon wouldnt need the dummy any more. Good luck

daluze Mon 01-Dec-14 20:23:06

Thank you for the suggestion. Maybe something to try. To be honest, I don't know if I will have guts to take it away. It hasn't been a problem until now, so I hope it is a phase that will pass and I can leave dummy removal until he is older and understands more...

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