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sudden dummy refusal!

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bunny85 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:50:53

My nearly 4 months old baby (will turn 4 months in 9 days) suddenly refuses to take a dummy! He cries and spits it out. He's ebf but has been using dummy for daytime naps. Now he only wants a boob and he cries hysterically before each nap and before bedtime (which is now at around 6.30-7pm). Only boob can calm him down and not even always. I understand that might be the dreaded sleep regression coming, but why refuse dummy?! It used to be a lifesaver. Anyone experienced this? Thank you.

bunny85 Fri 04-Mar-16 11:25:52


ShrimpieFlintshire Fri 04-Mar-16 11:33:08

Growth spurt? Maybe he's hungrier and the dummy's not cutting it at the moment. Hang in there, it will probably pass.

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 04-Mar-16 11:39:57

Try the next size up. My little boy started doing this at that age, the from birth dummy was too small for his mouth! Bought a 6 month + one and voila, problem solved!

bunny85 Sat 05-Mar-16 08:09:08

Shrimpie, yes definitely a growth spurt at the moment.

Lucky, great advise! He's grown loads and most likely that's the case, I just never thought of it. Buying a bigger one today!

LuckySantangelo1 Sat 05-Mar-16 12:49:58

I hope it works!

bunny85 Sat 05-Mar-16 17:44:34

Lucky, bought the same dummy but in 6-12 size and no difference sad chews on it and only maybe sucks for a second before spitting it out. Maybe he realised after 4 months that he's been fooled all this time?grin On a serious note, hope it's just a phase though..

unimaginativename13 Sat 05-Mar-16 21:12:08

Try some bonjela on it so he doesn't chew it.

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