Any hints or tips to get that rid of the dummy that rules our life? DS is 18 months and has started nursery and is sharing it around with the other children. So any stories or experiences would be appreciated! Thank you!!!
Easy... go cold turkey. I was stunned how quickly my D.C. got over not having a dummy. It literally took a couple of days. They were around a year and a half. Round them all up no throw them away and that's it. 🤷🏻♀️ A drawn out removal is more confusing for the child and I think it makes it worse.
With my dd when she was 2 she wasn't allowed have it other than nap time and bedtime. Each morning she would put it under her pillow. She slept from 1 till 3 so had it then and bedtime at 8. We finally got rid when she was 3, she gave it to the soother fairy who left buzz light year as a reward. It wasn't easy she did miss it for awhile. Can you ask the nursery not to give it unless its nap time?
I’ve read that you either do it before 6 months or after 4 years - don’t know why tho
I’m our case we got rid of it at 6 months and he popped his thumb in !!!! When he turned 5 he asked for us to bandage his thumb every night so he could break the habit - four weeks and he was done (I think it was the dentist saying if he did t stop sucking his thumb he’s had severe teeth issues)
My point is .... I don’t find anything wrong with the comfort some kids derive from it and in our experience they chose themselves when to stop
Ha ha, with my daughter I was terrified she would bite through the dummy as I started to notice tooth marks on it. So I told her it was unsafe to have it any more. She was 2 and totally understood and didn't put up a fuss. She is a very logical person but also stubborn so it could have gone either way! My son was sick and couldn't suck and breathe at the same time so I took it away then since he wasn't using it anyway. He was under a year though so maybe easier.
For us, the first step was making dummies for bedtime/nap time only, and then, when we thought they were old enough to understand, we took them to a toy shop, and let them swap the dummies for a toy (you need the shop assistant’s assistance, and someone to pay for the toy when the child isn’t watching).