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Dummy only at night? Is this possible?

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Zaza1985 Tue 13-Dec-16 22:47:09

LG is 9 weeks old. She used to settle within 10-15 mins for the night but has developed uncontrollable crying past few days. It's really distressing and nothing we do helps- we feel we have tried everything.
Tonight we have given her a dummy which calmed her instantly and she fell asleep- exhausted from 2 hours of screaming.
She is fine during the day. Does anyone have any experience of using only at night as reluctant to use during day?

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Nan0second Tue 13-Dec-16 22:50:17

Yes. We used a dummy only for naps and night time. We then got rid of it at 6 months because it was a hinderance at that point. It was a great sleep cue and helped her horrid reflux.
Never had it in the day when awake.

Just2MoreSeasons Tue 13-Dec-16 22:51:17

We had one that never left the bed. Was no problem to give up at around 9 months. Good luck!

Joinourclub Tue 13-Dec-16 22:52:59

Yes, we had a 'dummy for cot' only rule and that worked well. Too well. He still sleeps with it now he's three.

WhatInTheWorldIsGoingOn Tue 13-Dec-16 22:54:52

We had a dummies for sleeping rule. Was allowed it in car if it was nap time and in bed. Worked for 3 years with no fuss!

NickMarlow Tue 13-Dec-16 22:55:48

Yes, dd had a dummy at night and for nap times, she never looked for it during the day and we never offered it. It made a massive difference to her settling to sleep and sleeping for longer at a time. We stopped her having it at 18 months when she kept throwing it out of her cot and then crying because she couldn't sleep without it. She has a comfort toy too and adjusted to sleeping without the dummy surprisingly quickly.

plannedshock Tue 13-Dec-16 23:10:52

Yep we do this, lives in the cot only taken out if they are due a nap in the car or overnight journeys. Sleep only. Worked for both of mine

AprilShowers16 Tue 13-Dec-16 23:15:28

Yes we had a dummy for night time and nap only - for 2 blissful weeks it worked a dream but he completely refuses it now 😩

kitkat321 Tue 13-Dec-16 23:21:01

We have a dummy just for sleeping for my 2 year old - that's the only time she really wants it anyway.

I do sometimes give it to her in the car but that's more to shut her up - she never stops talking which I sometimes find a bit distracting when driving.

Toobloodytired Mon 03-Apr-17 19:55:40

I give my son a dummy to get him off to sleep & then once settled, I take it off him

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