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Do any posh people give dummies?

(124 Posts)
ButterflyMcQueen Fri 01-Aug-08 20:33:35

I am desperate to give ds a dummy -but am resisting for the same reason i breast feed for ages....

social stigma

dp says there is none attached to dummies but i disagree and feel i will be chastised by the chattering classes if I succumb, thoughts please

be gentle - i am very post natal with a two week old!

stitch Fri 01-Aug-08 20:34:18

trip trapp

IdrisTheDragon Fri 01-Aug-08 20:34:29

I'm sure people across all social classes give dummies. I tried with DS and DD but neither were interested. Not sure I'm posh though smile.

RubySlippers Fri 01-Aug-08 20:35:26

give him a dummy

it is not crack cocaine ...

<<i am HUGELY posh and DS had dummies wink>>

RubySlippers Fri 01-Aug-08 20:36:03

butterfly is not a troll

Lizzylou Fri 01-Aug-08 20:36:06

My poshest friend gives her DD3 a dummy.
I didn't give DS2 a dummy for precisely the reason you describe, fear of other people's opinions.

notnowbernard Fri 01-Aug-08 20:36:10

Never thought of it in that way before

cocolepew Fri 01-Aug-08 20:36:24

Yes they do. Only the right name of course

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 01-Aug-08 20:36:43

Butterfly, both mine had dummies, to get over that desperate sucky stage.

DS1 - til 8 months
DS2 - til 4 months

I would pop it out as soon as they had fallen asleep.


FrazzledFairyFay Fri 01-Aug-08 20:37:01

I am a little bit posh and my DCs have dummies

LyraSilvertongue Fri 01-Aug-08 20:37:34

I know lots of posh people who have given their babies dummies.

Bluebutterfly Fri 01-Aug-08 20:37:52

I am exceedingly posh and I gave ds a dummy.

Although if you refer to it as a "soother" it will display your posh credentials much better grin

2point4kids Fri 01-Aug-08 20:37:58

coco thats not posh, its chav grin

I am very posh and both mine have had dummies (us upper classes favour avent orthodontic ones ya)

justaboutagrownup Fri 01-Aug-08 20:38:16

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theauthor Fri 01-Aug-08 20:38:17

I noticed on holiday (at a rather posh 5 star hotel) that practically all of the Southern Europeans seem to use dummies. Mus.t be less of a stigma there (if indeed there is one here - I think there is a little bit tbh)

stitch Fri 01-Aug-08 20:38:20

oh, i know butterfuyly isnt a troll, but recently everyone on mn is starting silly threads to get people riled up. remember the pink bride one?

princessglitter Fri 01-Aug-08 20:38:49

I am very posh and gave dd1 a dummy, but only in secret.

SorenLorensen Fri 01-Aug-08 20:40:08

The only place I have ever found snobbiness about dummies is MN - both mine had one.

littlelapin Fri 01-Aug-08 20:40:09

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hatcam Fri 01-Aug-08 20:40:15

yah yah lots of vairy vairy posh people

FSID now say it can reduce the risk of cot death so all social boundaries broken

my dear mama thinks it is not at all cricket to give the baby a dummy, but then she thinks I should be giving the baby rosehip syrup and/or sloe gin so I've stopped listening

littlelapin Fri 01-Aug-08 20:41:06

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Dragonbutter Fri 01-Aug-08 20:41:51

You're not a troll, you've just mastered the art of the attention grabbing title.
I recognise your name.
Congratulations by the way. On both your thread title and your new baby.

Some people will judge you for giving a dummy, some won't. You have to decide whether you care.

mummyloveslucy Fri 01-Aug-08 20:42:42

Don't worry what other people think. If you want him to have a dummy then give him one. There are a lot of things that look common on babys. Earings, slogan T shirts, jeens, trainers etc. I don't think dummies are in the same catogory. grin

ButterflyMcQueen Fri 01-Aug-08 20:42:43

this is what i need to hear!

justaboutgrownup - accent !!!

i know it's so silly and shallow to care what other people think - sadly i do

( if i were going to troll i would do something wilderwink)

mamabea Fri 01-Aug-08 20:43:32

well Posh Spice gives her children dummies.

must be ok.

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