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Trying to get rid of the dummy

(11 Posts)
iheartsunsets Tue 22-Jul-08 16:31:55

dd is 8 months and I'm trying to stop her having the dummy in the day, just letting her have it at night.

I think she's crying for it though as she's been really grumpy since I started this.

Has anyone any experience/advice on this?

cocolepew Tue 22-Jul-08 16:33:26

Why do you not want her to have it during the day you cruel heartless woman?

iheartsunsets Tue 22-Jul-08 16:35:05


My HV told me to start reducing the times she has now as it will be easier to wean her off it completly later on

cocolepew Tue 22-Jul-08 16:40:47

bollocks no she's wrong. I found it easier when my DD was able to move around and amuse herself. She still had it downstairs, but not outside, when she was 4/5. She's now nearly 7 and still has it at night. I sucked my thumb until I was 12, so i don't see the big rush to stop dummies. Good luck anyway smile

iheartsunsets Tue 22-Jul-08 16:43:56

Really? I didn't think it was good for their teeth if they had it that long?

cocolepew Tue 22-Jul-08 16:48:27

There was a thread on here the other day where a MNetter had been to the orthodontist with her dcs and he had said sucking a dummy/thumb has little or no effect on teeth shape. You are born with an overbite. My DD has a slight over bite but she goes to the dentist every six months and it's never been mentioned.

iheartsunsets Tue 22-Jul-08 16:51:42

Thanks for the advice. smile

Think I will just leave her with it as it does seem cruel to take it away

cocolepew Tue 22-Jul-08 16:57:49

smile My eldest DD just stopped of her own accord at 16 months.

theexmrsfederer Tue 22-Jul-08 19:26:21

my dd stopped by herself when she was 4

we "sent it to the poorly children at xmas"

you can reason with them at 4

you cannot reason with an 8mo with a dummy habit

my ds on the other hand never entertained a dummy even though I tried desperatley to get him to have one !!

mrsleroyjethrogibbs Tue 22-Jul-08 21:26:24

dd stoped wanting hers at a year, ds at 2 years. they were not intrested anymore. dead easy

SquiffyHock Tue 22-Jul-08 21:30:30

If you really want to get rid of it though, cut a slit in the top - they can't suck it properly then so generally lose interest. I did this when I wanted to take away DD's dummy at 20 months. We didn't have any upset or any sleepless nights smile

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