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helping baby get to sleep by herself possible with dummy

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justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Thu 19-Nov-15 12:55:59

I heard that with one sleep training method that once your baby falls to sleep on there own with a dummy (whether your cc, holding their hand etc.) that they will most likely wake again so you can put dummy back in.

my LO is 10m and I'm doing a little bit of cc: leave the room for a couple of mins and then going back in to lay her back down, soothe her with words and popping her dummy back in. Increase time. It doesn't take too long. However, she still wakes me up. sometimes for bf and others to simply put her dummy back in.

is it a wiser option for me to remove her dummy when CC so although it will be tougher to start with it will eventually benefit us both?


NickyEds Thu 19-Nov-15 13:41:02

I'm sure removing the dummy is the "correct" thing to do but I really wouldn't have had the heart to when we did cc with ds at 11 months. I'm quite a big fan of dummies- I think they're a great sleep aid. It was an easier decision for us though as ds could put his own dummy back in by 9 months. Have you tried putting several in the cot?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 20-Nov-15 14:31:56

I thought they were only supposed to 'need' the dummy for about 10 minutes or so, while they drifted off to sleep. It would then fall out naturally, as they stopped sucking while sleeping?

I would look to see what is waking her up. It shouldn't be the dummy!

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