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Dummy refuser, finger sucker, please help!

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twolittleboysonetiredmum Fri 05-Feb-16 13:04:53

As title says - dc3 who is 10 weeks has refused a dummy since she was 7 weeks ish and will only fall asleep if she gets to suck on my finger. She doesn't suck it during sleep, just to get off. I have no idea why she's refusing the dummy having happily had it since birth. I try to encourage her to have it during the day but no success yet. I can't keep on with my finger for too much longer, especially when she goes into her own cot in a few mths (currently in a co sleeper)
Am I daft to keep trying the dummy. Will she just stop being sucky at some point? I don't know what to do! Any experience or advice appreciated

Quoteunquote Fri 05-Feb-16 13:32:02

Why do you want her to have a dummy?

It is quite sensible of her to not want one.

twolittleboysonetiredmum Fri 05-Feb-16 13:35:04

I only want her to have a dummy as she's quite sucky and would much prefer that to my finger! However if someone could tell me that in a while she'll fall asleep without my finger then I wouldn't push the dummy as they're a pain too. I just can't see how much longer I can tolerate being her dummy and once she starts sleeping on her own - then what? Or is there something else I can do to help her settle other than suck?

Wolfiefan Fri 05-Feb-16 13:38:47

My DD was like this. She eventually found her own thumb!

Quoteunquote Fri 05-Feb-16 13:43:34

She will eventually find part of her fist or fingers, which is better than a dummy anyway, as she can't lose them in bed.

FATEdestiny Fri 05-Feb-16 22:18:34

Not sure I would want a finger/thumb sucker in preference to a dummy. I like that I can control dummy use, wean off its use and completely stop its use. All things not possible with thumb sucking.

I would just keep persevering OP!

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